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.
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.
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: 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 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 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.
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.
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.
CZU Lighting Complex: More Than 77,000 Driven From Threatened Homes; Big Basin State Park Devastated By FlamesOn a normal Sunday, hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area residents would be flocking to get away from the COVID-19 doldrums and enjoy an afternoon amid the beauty of the ancient redwoods of the sprawling Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
CZU Lightning Complex Fire: 67,000 Acres Scorched, 97 Structures Destroyed As Firefight Enters 7th DayThe massive CZU August Lightning Complex Fire continued to rage in the Santa Cruz Mountains Saturday, with more than 60,000 acres burned and nearly 100 structures destroyed.
CZU Lightning Complex: Firefighters Hampered by Residents Who Won't EvacuateAs the destruction spreads across the Bay Area some crews in the fire zone are encountering a new danger -- residents refusing to leave.