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.
CZU Lightning Complex: More Homes Likely In Path Of Destructive Wildfires Burning In Santa Cruz MountainsThe CZU August Lightning Complex Fire destroyed at least 50 structures in Boulder Creek, but Cal Fire anticipates that number to increase with more than 24,000 structures threatened.
CZU Complex Fire Update: 5 Suspected Looters Arrested; Firefighters Rescue Trapped Residents; At Least 97 Structures Destroyed A massive timber fire burning in the heavily wooded Santa Cruz Mountains continued to ravage homes in Boulder Creek and nearby areas early Friday with firefighters staging at least three rescues of trapped residents.
CZU Lightning Complex Fires: Mandatory Evacuations For UC Santa Cruz, San Mateo County CommunitiesOfficials in San Mateo County upgraded existing evacuation warnings for the CZU Lightning Complex fires to mandatory orders Thursday evening, instructing residents in Pescadero, San Gregorio, La Honda and other areas to leave immediately.
CZU Lightning Complex Fires: New Evacuations In Santa Cruz County; Thousands Flee, 25K Acres BurnedHundreds of residents clogged the roadways heading out of Boulder Creek late Tuesday night and overnight, forced from their homes by an advancing wildfire, one five large blazes raging out of control in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.
Big Rig Crash Shuts Down Southbound Highway 17 Near Summit A big rig toppled over on Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the summit early Tuesday, forcing the California Highway Patrol to shut down both southbound lanes during the morning commute.
Missing Boulder Creek Woman Found Dead; Apparent Hit-And-Run VictimCalifornia Highway Patrol officers have discovered the body of a missing Boulder Creek woman amid the underbrush along a Santa Cruz Mountain roadway.
San Jose Man Arrested In June Murder Of Man In Santa Cruz MountainsA San Jose man has been arrested in the June murder of a man in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Hwy 17 Lanes Reopen After 2-Alarm Grass Fire Burns In Santa Cruz MountainsA two-alarm vegetation fire prompted the closure of a portion of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains for over two hours, authorities said Tuesday.
VIDEO: Two-Alarm Fire Engulfs Boulder Creek Home In Santa Cruz Mts. A two-alarm fire engulfed a home in the Santa Cruz Mountain town of Boulder Creek early Thursday, but was halted by firefighters from spending to the surrounding woods.
Old Growth Forest In Santa Cruz Mountains Sold To Save The Redwoods League For $9MThe Save the Redwoods League says it has preserved more than 50 acres of old growth redwood forest, in a multi-million dollar transaction for the purchase of Cascade Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains.