Cal Fire crews hold 1-acre fire in Santa Cruz Mountains threatening 3 structures

6/26/2022 2:04:00 AM

Cal Fire crews were battling a 1-acre blaze in rugged terrain between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz Saturday afternoon.

Cal Fire crews were battling a 1-acre blaze in rugged terrain between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz Saturday afternoon.

Cal Fire crews were working to contain a 1-acre blaze in rugged terrain between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz Saturday afternoon.

June 25, 2022 / 3:59 PM / CBS San Francisco SANTA CRUZ -- Cal Fire crews were battling a 1-acre blaze in rugged terrain between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz Saturday afternoon.(KGTV) — Cal Fire crews are battling a brush fire that ignited near Otay Mountain Friday afternoon.SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — “This was the third class that we've done in the last month.• Updated 1 hour ago Cal Fire firefighters are battling what has become a 350-acre wildfire in just five hours in Merced County and local authorities said late Thursday evening it could affect travel along state Highway 152 in the Pacheco Pass, which connects Santa Clara County and the Monterey Bay area with Merced County and the Central Valley.

Dubbed the Rock Fire, the blaze was first reported after 3 p.m.m.Saturday west of Highway 17 at Hutchinson and Bell roads near the small community of Zayante.“The last two weeks we've seen this ramp up into peak fire season, just fire after fire, we had the Border Fire last week which was over 500 acres, two other border fires this week, the Ramona fire which burned five acres,” he said.Cal Fire tweeted that the fire was expanding at moderate speed and had the potential to grow to as much as 20 acres.However, no structures are threatened.It is threatening three structures, according to the tweet.The California Highway Patrol and local authorities are advising travelers to check for possible travel advisories that could affect travel through the Pacheco Pass because of the current fire conditions.

Cal Fire has initiated an air attack including a helicopter and air tankers.The blaze was the 19th to break out in the southern border region of the San Diego area this year, according to Cal Fire.Mexico Border in San Diego County has been an active area for several reasons, he says some fires in the rugged Otay mountains began as warming fires, or signals of distress, before getting out of hand.The fire is holding at one acre, authorities said...

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