Santa Cruz County Extends Emergency Health Order from CZU Complex FiresSanta Cruz County's Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to renew the emergency health order addressing the CZU Lightning Complex wildfires that started in August.
Health Emergency Declared In San Mateo County Due To Threat Of Hazardous Waste From WildfiresSan Mateo County Health Officer Scott Morrow declared a health emergency on Wednesday due to the public health threat of hazardous waste from wildfires.
CZU Lightning Complex: Nearly 1,200 Structures Destroyed, Containment At 35%As firefighters entered their third week of battling the CZU Lightning Complex, containment of the fires has grown to 35 percent as of Sunday.
CZU Lightning Complex: Fires Scorch 130 Square Miles; 29% ContainedThe CZU Lightning Complex fires burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties are nearly 30 percent contained, as firefighters look to make progress ahead of expected rising temperatures.
CZU Lightning Complex: 'Duff' Fueled Blaze Jumps Fire Line; Pipe Bomb Discovered Near Boulder Creek County Club; Blaze's Burn Zone Grows To 82,540 AcresWhile progress was being made against the massive CZU Lightning Complex early Friday, the firefight deep within the Santa Cruz Mountains remains intense with the blaze burning through several feet of dead material on the forest floor.
CZU Lightning Fire: Cal Fire Crews Discover Pipe Bomb, Explosives Near Boulder Creek Country ClubA Cal Fire crew doing mop-up work and extinguishing spot fires while battling the massive CZU Lightning Complex fire near the Boulder Creek County Club made a stunning discovery Thursday night -- an abandoned toolbox containing an apparent pipe bomb and other explosives.
CZU Lightning Complex: San Mateo County Evacuation Orders Lifted For Most AreasMost San Mateo County evacuees can return home as evacuation orders were lifted on Thursday for coastal communities affected by the CZU Lightning Complex fires.
CZU Lightning Complex Update: San Mateo County Communities Re-Populating; At Least 635 Structures Burned In Santa Cruz County; 2 Remain MissingThe search for two missing Santa Cruz County residents intensified Thursday as firefighters battled the massive CZU Lightning Complex fire that had grown to 81,333 acres in the timber-covered Santa Cruz Mountains overnight, was 21 percent contained and had destroyed at least 646 homes and buildings in two counties.
CZU Lightning Complex: At Least 527 Santa Cruz Structures Destroyed; Woman Found Dead Inside Felton Home; 'Significant Progress In Firefight'The CZU Lightning Complex fires grew to more than 80,000 acres by Wednesday morning in the thick forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains as Cal Fire officials reported 'significant progress' in slowing the advance of the flames that have destroyed at least 538 homes and structures in Santa Cruz County.
California Wildfires: State Opens Applications For FEMA AssistanceRegistration for federal assistance for survivors of wildfires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties has opened.
CZU Lightning Complex: Containment Raised To 19%; At Least 443 Structures DestroyedWhile a small army of firefighters braced for a shift in wind direction earlier Tuesday, crews continued to make progress battling the massive CZU Lightning Complex fires, limiting the growth of the destructive blazes stretching across two counties.
CZU Lighting Complex: Fire Victim Died Trying To Flee Flames, 6 Rescued; Weather Helps FirefightersA 70-year-old man found dead near the coastal community of Davenport likely was killed while trying to escape the advancing CZU Complex fire, while six others were rescued after they became trapped by flames while trying to return to their evacuated homes, officials said Monday during an update on the battle with the massive wildfire.
Newsom: California 'Deploying Every Resource' To Battle Historic WildfiresGov. Gavin Newsom used his Monday press briefing to laud California's first responders in battling the historic series of wildfires and said the state was deploying every resource available to fight the fires, including mutual aid from other states.
CZU Lightning Complex: Body Found; Looter Steals Fire Commander's Wallet, Drains Bank Account; 77,000 People EvacuatedThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday that a person has died in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that had grown to 74,000 acres and has forced 77,000 local residents from their homes.
SCU / CZU Lightning Complex Wildfires Burn Zones Map & Fast FactsThe CZU and SCU Lightning Complex fires have burned a combined 425,000 acres across seven Bay Area counties as of Monday afternoon, Aug. 24.