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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Crews, Santa Clara
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SCU
  • Size (acres): 5,513
  • Percent Contained: 96%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 16, 2020
  • Personnel: 310
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Crews, Santa Clara Unit, Cal Fire. Three miles northeast of Gilroy, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

July 11, 2020 at 8:31 AM

Mop up continued today with crews working to back-haul trash and hose to drop points. Firefighters will maintain an active patrol of the fire’s perimeter throughout the day.

July 10, 2020 at 8:43 AM

Minimal fire activity is expected today despite warmer temperatures. Increase in acerage is attributed to more accurate mapping. Damage assessement is complete. Firefighters will work on direct line improvement and mop up in all divisions.

July 9, 2020 at 7:17 AM

Overnight firefighters took advantage of favorable conditions to build additional control lines. With the anticipated hotter and drier weather conditions, firefighters will continue to work diligently today mopping up and removing hazard trees where control lines have been completed. A complete damage assessment is in progress

July 8, 2020 at 7:10 AM

Crews worked overnight building new containment lines. Mop up and removal of hazard trees will continue where control lines have been completed. Challenging terrain has the potential to create additional fire growth. Deep Marine layers in the morning and overnight will provide favorable firefighting conditions.

Evacuations from Highway 152 North to Gilroy Hot Springs and Southeast to Prunedale Ave.

July 7, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Firefighters worked diligently constructing control lines and made significant progress containing the fire. Challenging terrain has the potential to create additional fire growth. Suppression efforts will be directed at life safety and property conservation. Crews will work through the evening to bolster control lines and mop up.

Evacuations from Highway 152 North to Gilroy Hot Springs and Southeast to Prunedale Ave. The evacuation center at the Gilroy Senior Center has been closed. Affected residents may call the American Red Cross directly should they need additional assistance: (866) 272-2237

July 7, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Firefighters worked through the evening strengthening control lines and mopping up. The fire had little forward progress last night however, gusty winds this afternoon will create the potential for significant runs. Firefighters will remain vigilant throughout the day to maintain control lines and control spotting. Cañada Road is closed from Highway 152 to Gilroy Hot Springs

July 6, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Fire is making runs when in alignment with terrain and wind. Structures remain threatened. Evacuation orders remain in place. Henry Coe State Park and Canada De Los Oso Ecological Preserve remain threatened. Access and terrain continue to hamper control efforts. Cal Fire IMT-6 (Veik) is in Command.

July 6, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Evacuations remain in place. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 is receiving an inbrief from the Operation Section Chief Mathiesen.

July 6, 2020 at 7:05 AM

Latest update shows the fire at 1,500 acres and 15% contained. Active fire behavior was reported overnight. Structures remain threatened. Evacuation orders remain in place. Henery Coe State Park and Canada De Los Oso Ecological Preserve are threatened. Cal Fire IMT-6 (Veik) has been ordered.

July 6, 2020 at 6:51 AM

Structures remain threatened. Evacuations are in progress.