'Minimal Fire' In Santa Cruz Mountains CZU Complex; LNU, SCU Complexes Near Total Containment Nearly a month after they roared to life during an unprecedented dry lightning storm, three major wildfire complexes that have consumed more than 846,000 acres in the San Francisco Bay Area, destroyed at least 2,723 homes and commercial buildings and claimed six lives neared full containment on Tuesday.
CZU Lightning Complex Update: Badly Burned Bobcat Rescued; Fire Grows To 86,509 Acres, 86 Percent ContainedAs firefighters continued to battle an 86,509-acre wildfire burning in the timber-rich forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains Saturday, a symbol of the devastating toll the blaze has taken on the native wildlife has emerged from the smoke and flames.
San Francisco Bay Area Wildfires: Spot Fires Challenge CZU Complex Fire Lines; Firefighters Extend Containment Of LNU, SCU Wildfire Complex BlazesFirefighters battling the CZU Lightning Complex fire in the timber-rich Santa Cruz Mountains increased containment to 76 percent overnight, but soaring temperatures, bone-dry humidity levels and a new Red Flag Fire Warning Monday raised new concerns along the fire lines.
Fire Weather Watch Issued For Santa Cruz Mountains Following Labor Day Heat WaveA Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains starting late Monday, as hot temperatures Labor Day weekend are expected to be followed by gusty offshore winds.
Heat Wave: Progress Made On LNU, SCU, CZU Fires Ahead Of Soaring TempsFirefighters continued to make progress on the three major lightning sparked wildfires that have been burning for weeks in the Bay Area, as temperatures are set to soar again Labor Day weekend.
Heat Wave May Spark Flare-Ups As Firefighters Advance Progress On NorCal Wildfire ComplexesAs firefighters approach full containment on the lightning-caused fires burning for more than two weeks in Northern California, they are also bracing for possible flare-ups because of an approaching heat wave this weekend.
North Bay Fire Victims Identified; Firefighters Race To Build Containment Of Wildfire ComplexesFirefighters extended containment on three massive wildfire complexes burning in the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday as a high pressure system continue to build offshore in the Pacific with the threat of still winds and soaring temperatures over the Labor Day weekend.
CZU Lightning Complex Update: 85,000 Acres Burned, 41 Percent Contained Monday EveningAs of 7 p.m. Monday, the CZU Lightning Complex fires in northern Santa Cruz County and southern San Mateo County had burned 85,060 acres and almost 900 homes, Cal Fire said.
CZU Lightning Complex Fire Burn Zones Map & Fast FactsThe CZU August Lightning Complex fires began August 16 in southern San Mateo County and northern Santa Cruz County. Currently, most of the San Mateo County evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted.
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.
San Mateo County Officials: Avoid Coastal RoadsFire and public safety officials on Friday urged people to stay away from coastal roads in San Mateo County in order to keep them clear for emergency vehicles and wildfire evacuees.