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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: CZU August Lightning
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CZU
  • Size (acres): 86,509
  • Percent Contained: 99%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 20, 2020
  • Personnel: 87
  • Structures Destroyed: 1,490

CZU Aug Lightning Complex, San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit, Cal Fire. Eight miles east of Pescadero, CA. Timber, chaparral and closed timber litter. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Numerous residences and energy infrastructure threatened. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

September 18, 2020 at 7:20 AM

There is minimal fire over the majority of the fire area. Crews continue to mop up and control hot spots throughout the fire area in an effort to support repopulation efforts. Hazards, like compromised trees still exist in the area.

September 15, 2020 at 8:42 AM

There is minimal fire over the majority of the fire area. Crews continue to mop up and control hot spots throughout the fire area in an effort to support repopulation efforts. Hazards, like compromised trees still exist in the area.. Take action immediately when wildfire strikes, visit www.readyforwildfire.org and GO! When asked to evacuate.

For residents affected by CZU Lightning Complex, Resource/Local Assistance Centers has been established at:Kaiser Permanente Arena 140 Front Street, Santa Cruz

September 13, 2020 at 7:27 AM

There is minimal fire over the majority of the fire area. Winds are expected to remain light. Crews continue to mop up and control hot spots throughout the fire area in an effort to support repopulation efforts. Hazards, like compromised trees still exist in the area.

September 11, 2020 at 7:17 AM

Containment continues to increase, and restoration of communities and critical infrastructure remains the priority. A thick layer of smoke will maintain cooler than normal temperatures, particularly inland, through at least Saturday. Crews continue to mop up and control hot spots throughout the fire area in an effort to support repopulation efforts. Hazards, like compromised trees still exist in the area.

September 10, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Smoke and haze continue to impact the region. This could help keep temperatures cool through at least Friday. Crews continue to mop up and control hot spots throughout the fire area in an effort to support repopulation efforts. Crews will continue to work to mitigate structure threat and bolster containment lines. Hazards, like compromised trees still exist in the area.

September 6, 2020 at 11:53 AM

CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING FOR AREAS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

WHAT: Santa Cruz County, repopulation of areas in Santa Cruz County, including the community of Pineridge, and portions of Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek.

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: Areas of Santa Cruz County, (Zones: CRZ- 8B, BEN- 1B, BOU- 10B, BOU-15B, BOU- 17, BOU- 18)

ROAD CLOSURES:

Pine Flat Road at Westdale Road
Dry Well Road at Bernstein Road
Pinecrest at Stewart Road
Felton Empire Road at Empire Grade (Empire Grade is closed at Felton Empire Road)
Alba Road at Sweetwater Lane
(Upper) State Route 236 at State Route 9
Last Chance Road at Swanton Road
Swanton Road entirely at State Route 1
Lower State Route 236 at Brook Lane
Upper 236 at Brook Lane
NOTES: Be aware there may be traffic flow interruptions due to fire crews and utility workers still operating in the area.

Santa Cruz County, repopulation of areas in Boulder Creek and Bonny Doon, for residents only

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE:

Areas on the eastern fire’s edge (Zones: FEL- 3B, CRZ- 12A, BEN- 1A)
Areas of Boulder Creek (Zones: CRZ- 13B, CRZ- 14C, BOU- 19, BOU- 23, BOU-24, BOU- 34, BOU- 35, BOU- 39, BOU- 40, BOU- 41, BOU- 42, BOU-43)
Areas of Bonny Doon, (Zones: CRZ- 5A, CRZ- 7, CRZ- 8A)
The community of Pineridge, remains in an Evacuation Order

September 5, 2020 at 3:13 PM

A Fire Weather Watch has been issued near the fire area from Monday evening through Wednesday Morning for gusty winds and low humidity. Continued threat to structures and powerlines and evacuation orders and warnings remain in place. Repopulation plan has been implemented for select areas. Threats exist to numerous communities, cultural sites, preserves, historic sites, BLM Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument, multiple water sheds, commercial timber lands, old growth redwood forest and multiple sites of critical infrastructure. Road and trail closures in the area and State Route 236 remains closed. CAL FIRE IMT 3 (See) is in unified command, representing the Unified Commanders.

September 4, 2020 at 7:25 AM

The fire continued to smolder and creep through deep portions of duff overnight on the CZU Lighting Complex. Fire activity remained minimal as firefighters continued to build and reinforce containment lines.

Damage inspection is 100% complete and the numbers reflected on this update are final. Critical fire weather is expected throughout Labor Day weekend with higher temperatures and low humidities. Fire personnel and utility crews continue hazard mitigation along side roadways, please use caution when driving and adhere to all roadway signs and evacuation orders.

September 3, 2020 at 7:43 AM

There was minimal fire activity overnight and small pockets of unburned fuel continued to burn on the CZU Lightning Complex. Firefighters, along side the California National Guard, continue to establish and reinforce control lines. Mop up and patrol for hot spots will continue in support of re-population efforts. A more significant warming and drying trend is expected this upcoming weekend and into the Labor Day holiday. Repopulation will continue as conditions allow. As residents begin to go home, be mindful that traffic interruptions may exist due to fire and utilities equipment working in the area. There are many considerations before allowing an area to be repopulated. A methodical, multi-pronged process of inspection and evaluation must be conducted to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all the residents affected. This process includes guaranteeing roads are safe for travel and basic utilities to infrastructure is secured. Fire Suppression Repair Teams continue to work in affected areas.

September 2, 2020 at 7:27 AM

Firefighters continue to build and bolster fire perimeter lines on the CZU Lightning Complex. More of the fire affected areas are being repopulated. As residents begin to go home, be mindful that traffic interuptions may exist due to fire and utilities equipment working in the area.

The California National Guard troops are on the fire line, working side by side with fire crews, mopping up hot spots and patrolling the fire’s perimeter. Very warm and dry conditions continue inland through the end of the week and into the weekend, with local temperatures well above normal. There are many considerations before allowing an area to be repopulated.

A methodical, multi-pronged process of inspection and evaluation must be conducted to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all the residents affected. This process includes guaranteeing roads are safe for travel and basic utilities to infrastructure is secured. Fire Suppression Repair Teams have begun implementing their plan in the affected areas and damage inspection is now 100% complete. A Resource Assistance Center (RAC) is open at 140 Front Street, Santa Cruz and at Pescadero Elementary School 620 North Pescadero, for residents affected by the CZU Lightning Complex.

  • Residences Destroyed: 925
  • Residences Damaged: 90
  • Multiple Residences Destroyed: 3
  • Multiple Residences Damaged: 0
  • Non-residential Commercial Destroyed: 171
  • Non-residential Commercial Damaged: 16
  • Other Minor Structures Destroyed: 388
  • Other Minor Structures Damaged: 34
  • Mixed Commercial/Residential Destroyed: 3
  • Mixed Commercial/Residential Damaged: 0

September 1, 2020 at 7:45 PM

Areas of the CZU Lightning Complex were repopulated today. As more residents begin to go home, be mindful that traffic interruptions may exist due to fire and utilities equipment working in the area. The California National Guard troops are on the fire line, working side by side with fire crews, mopping up hot spots and patrolling the fire’s perimeter.

Very warm and dry conditions continue inland through the end of the week and into the weekend, with local temperatures well above normal. Many known and unknown hazards exist following an intense fire. This includes fire weakened or dead trees that can fall without warning, burned out stumps creating holes under trails and damage to parking areas and roads.There are many considerations before allowing an area to be repopulated.

A methodical, multi-pronged process of inspection and evaluation must be conducted to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all the residents affected. This process includes guaranteeing roads are safe for travel and basic utilities to infrastructure is secured. Fire Suppression Repair Teams have begun implementing their plan in the affected areas and damage inspection is now 100% complete. A Resource Assistance Center (RAC) is open at 140 Front Street, Santa Cruz and at Pescadero Elementary School 620 North Pescadero, for residents affected by the CZU Lightning Complex.

August 31, 2020 at 7:02 AM

A Resource Assistance Center is open at 140 Front Street, Santa Cruz, for residents affected by the CZU Lightning Complex. Fire crews, utility workers and heavy equipment are busy working to mitigate safety concerns to ensure that residents can return home safely.

The California National Guard arrived yesterday and will be assisting in fire suppression.Very warm and dry conditions continue inland through the end of the week, with local temperatures well above normal. Many known and unknown hazards exist following an intense fire. This includes fire weakened or dead trees that can fall without warning, burned out stumps creating holes under trails and damage to parking areas and roads.

Damage inspection continues where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress and damage inspection is now 97% complete. Be aware that traffic interruptions may exist due to fire and utilities equipment working in the area.

August 29, 2020 at 9:27 AM

The fire remained active overnight and firing operations were successful on the CZU Lightning Complex. Elevated temperatures will begin on Sunday and continue through much of next week with very warm to hot conditions across most inland areas. Many known and unknown hazards exist following an intense fire. This includes fire weakened or dead trees that can fall without warning, burned out stumps creating holes under trails and damage to parking areas and roads. Damage inspection continues where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress, damage inspection is now 75% complete.

Repopulation of residents affected by evacuations will continue as conditions permit. Crews are working with residents to repopulate the area ensuring safety and security while re-entering their communities. As residents begin to return home, remember to drive carefully as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area.

There are approximately 45,000 residents evacuated.

August 28, 2020 at 7:23 AM

The fire remained active overnight, burning in more dense and dry receptive fuels on the CZU Lightning Complex. A slight warming and drying is expected today, followed by a slight cooling tomorrow. Several evacuation orders were lifted yesterday. Crews will be working with residents to repopulate the area ensuring safety and security while re-entering their communities. An infrastructure group continues working to open roads, mitigate hazard trees and restore utilities. Damage inspection continues where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress, damage inspection is now 70% complete.

Repopulation of residents affected by evacuations will continue as conditions permit. As residents begin to return home, remember to drive carefully as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area. There are approximately 52,000 residents evacuated.

August 27, 2020 at 7:32 AM

Low overnight winds, increased humidity and effective firing operations helped firefighters hold and bolster containment lines on the CZU Lightning Complex. An infrastructure group is working to open roads, mitigate hazard trees and restore utilities. Damage inspection continues where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress, damage inspection is now 60% complete. Repopulation of residents affected by evacuations will continue as conditions permit. As residents begin to return home, remember to drive carefully as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area. There are approximately 74,000 residents evacuated.

Santa Cruz County CZU Lightning Complex damage information: https://sccgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5461c7f372e24ab 68ca386e73d58e35a

August 25, 2020 at 9:22 PM

As weather moderates, firefighters are aggressively working to build containment lines on the CZU Lightning Complex. The fire is burning in Southern San Mateo County and Northern Santa Cruz County. The fire continues to actively burn above the marine layer in the heavy timber and thick undergrowth. There are several Evacuation Centers in both Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties, please refer to the list of locations at the bottom of the update. Damage inspection continues where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress. An infrastructure group will be working to open roads, mitigate hazard trees and restore utilities. All Evacuation Warnings in Santa Clara County have been lifted. Approximately 77,000 people have been evacuated.

EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:

No Evacuation Warnings currently in place

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:

Communities of Loma Mar and Dearborn Park Area (Zone SMC E018) (8/18/2020 5:00 pm)
Pescadero Creek County Park Area (Zone SMC E024)) (8/18/2020 4:30 pm)
Butano Community Area (Zone SMC E098) (8/18/2020 5:00 pm)
Butano State Park Area including Barranca Knolls Community (Zone SMC E019) (8/18/2020 4:30 pm)
Butano Creek Drainage (Zone SMC E055) (8/18/2020 4:30 pm) (8/18/2020 4:30 pm)
South Skyline Blvd. Area near Highway 9 (SMC E049) (8/18/2020 11:00 pm)
Russian Ridge Open Space Reserve Area (Zone SMC E027) (8/18/2020 11:00 pm)
Middleton Tract Area (Zone SMC E044) (8/18/2020 11:00 pm)
Portola Redwoods State Park and the Portola Heights Community Area (Zone SMC E048) (8/18/2020 11:00 pm)
Pescadero Beach Area (Zone SMC E073) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Bean Hollow Area (Zone SMC E042) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Pescadero Area (Zone SMC E043) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
San Gregorio Area (Zone SMC E022) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
La Honda Area (Zone SMC E028) 8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Red Barn Area (Zone SMC E010) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Russian Bridge Open Space Area (Zone SMC E027) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Skylonda Area (Zone SMC E012) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Langley Hill Area ( Zone SMC E010) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
Bean Hollow Area (Zone SMC E042) (8/20/2020 6:00 pm)
EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:

No Evacuation Warnings currently in place

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:

Waterman Gap Loop, Upper HWY 236, Boulder Creek Golf Course, Heartwood Hill, Lodge Road, Community of Little Basin, Lower China Grade, Upper China Grade, Community of Kings Hwy, Lower Jamison Creek, Gallion Heights, Fallen Leaf Neighborhood, Foxglove Lane (Zones CRZ10, CRZ13, BOU36, BOU20, BOU30, BOU31, BOU36, BOU37, BOU21) (8/18/2020 10 pm)
Saratoga Toll Road, San Lorenzo Park, Riverside Grove-Community of Teilh Drive, Wildwood Road (Zones: BOU38, BOU39, BOU40, BOU41, BOU42, BOU43) (8/18/2020 7:30 PM)
Saratoga Toll Road, San Lorenzo Park, Riverside Grove-Community of Teilh Drive, Wildwood Road (BOU38, BOU39, BOU40, BOU41, BOU42, BOU43) (8/18/2020 7:30 PM)
Everyone on Empire Grade Road, from Felton Empire north, all of Pine Flat Road, all of Ice Cream Grade, Bonny Doon Road, in between Pine Flat Road, Martin Road, and all associated side streets are under an evacuation order. (CRZ1, CRZ2, CRZ3, CRZ4, CRZ5, CRZ10, CRZ11, CRZ12, CRZ13, CRZ14, CRZ15) (8/19/2020 1:00 am)
Bonny Doon south of Ice Cream Grade, to include Pine Flat Road South is now under an evacuation order. (CRZ7, CRZ8)
Areas of Alba Road, Hubbard Gulch and Fanning Grade. (BEN 1) (8/19/2020 6:00 pm) (8/19/2020 7:00 pm)
All areas of Ben Lomond (Zones BEN 2 – BEN 5) (8/19/2020 7:00 pm) The area of Lompico (Zones ZAY 11, ZAY 12) (8/19/2020 7:00 pm)
All areas adjacent to the Bonny Doon and San Lorenzo Valley should be prepared to evacuate if necessary. (CRZ7, CRZ8) (8/20/2020 1:00 am)
Areas West of Highway 9 to Empire Grade
South from Bear Creek Road to Felton, this includes Ben Lomond
Paradise Park (Zones: CRZ 63, CRZ 64) (8/20/2020 7:00pm)
University of California Santa Cruz, campus only (Zone: SCZ 4) (8/20/2020 7:00pm)
The areas of Zayante Canyon (Zones: ZAY 1 – ZAY 17) (8/20/2020 1:00 pm)
Scotts Valley West of State Route 17 (Zones: SCO 1-5, SCO 7, SCO 14-20, SCO 21 – SCO 25) (8/20/2020 7:00 pm)
Davenport south (Zones: CRZ 6, CRZ 9, CRZ 17) (8/19/2020 7:00 pm)
All areas of Felton (Zones: FEL 1 – FEL 6) (8/20/2020 8:00 am)
Butano State Park area including Barrranca Knolls Community (Zone: SMC E019) (8/18/2020 4:30 pm)
East of Zayante Canyon west of State Route 17 and south of State Route 35 (Zones: CRZ 18, CRZ 19, CRZ 20) (8/20/2020 7:00 pm)
EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SANTA CLARA COUNTY:

No Evacuation Warnings currently in place
San Mateo County

Half Moon Bay High School, 1 Lewis Foster Drive, Half Moon Bay
San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive
EVACUATION CENTERS

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County Fairground, 2601 E. Lake Avenue in Watsonville

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz (AT CAPACITY)

Seventh Day Adventist Camp Grounds, 1931 Soquel San Jose Rd (AT CAPACITY)

Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA

Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz

Simpkins Family Swim Center, 919 17th Ave (ADA only)

Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive

ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures are fluid and being coordinated with evolving evacuation warnings and orders.

San Mateo County

Pescadero Creek Road between Alpine and Cloverdale Rd.
Cloverdale Road between Pescadero Creek Road and Gazos Creek.
Whitehouse Canyon Road at Highway 1
Portola Heights Road at Skyline
State Route 1 at Rossi Road
State Route 1 at Ano Nuevo
Santa Cruz County

State Route 1 at Shaffer Road to Ano Nuevo
State Route 9 at Lower Glen Arbor to Rincon Trail head
Empire Grade at Heller Drive
Upper Zayante South closed at State Route 35
Hutchinson Road at State Route 35
State Route 35 at Bear Creek Rd to Boulder Creek
Granite Creek at Scotts Valley Drive, this includes southbound offramp closure at Highway 17 at Granite Creek
Westbound Mount Hermon at Glen Canyon Rd to Graham Hill Road
Sims Rd at La Madrona Dr
Graham Hill at Sims Rd
Glenwood Dr at Weston Rd
Mountain Charlie at State Route 35
Glennwood Dr at State Route 17
Glennwood cutoff at State Route 17
Southbound State Route 17 at the Granite Creek offramp
Southbound State Route 17 at the Sims Rd offramp
Animal Evacuation Center:

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Avenue in Watsonville

Large farm animals are being accepted at Cowpalace. For information and assistance contact (650) 450-0520.

Watsonville Animal Shelter, 580 Airport Blvd

August 24, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Fire behavior was reduced today with the inflow of marine air on the CZU Lightning Complex. Firefighters worked aggressively through the day taking advantage of the favorable weather.

The fire is burning in Southern San Mateo County and Northern Santa Cruz County. The fires continue to actively burn above the marine layer in the heavy timber and thick undergrowth. Several communities have been evacuated, please refer to the list of Evacuation Centers at the bottom of this update.

Damage Inspection Teams have begun to survey areas where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress. A fire weather watch continues into Tuesday and due to the potential for new fires, an Evacuation Warning has been issued for parts of Santa Clara county.

Approximately 77,000 people have been evacuated, this number does not reflect Santa Clara county.

August 24, 2020 at 7:55 AM

Firefighters worked aggressively overnight taking suppression action on the CZU Lightning Complex. Fire danger remains elevated and everyone should continue to use extreme caution. The fire is burning in Southern San Mateo County and Northern Santa Cruz County. The fires continue to actively burn above the marine layer in the heavy timber and thick undergrowth. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through Monday for dry lightning and gusty erratic outflow winds over existing wildfires. Several communities have been evacuated, please refer to the list of Evacuation Centers at the bottom of this update. Fire activity may dictate more evacuations and road closures in the days to come. Damage Inspection Teams have begun to survey areas where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress. Due to the potential for new fires caused by possible thunderstorms and dry lightning, an Evacuation Warning has been issued for parts of Santa Clara county.

Approximately 77,000 people have been evacuated, this number does not reflect Santa Clara county.

August 23, 2020 at 8:02 PM

The CZU Lightning Complex continues to burn in Southern San Mateo County and Northern Santa Cruz County. Firefighters are aggressively taking suppression action.

The fires continue to actively burn above the marine layer in the heavy timber and thick undergrowth. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through Monday for dry lightning and gusty erratic outflow winds over existing wildfires. Several communities have been evacuated, please refer to the list of Evacuation Centers at the bottom of this update. Fire activity may dictate more evacuations and road closures in the days to come.

Damage Inspection Teams have begun to survey areas where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress. Limited visibility due to smoke is hampering aircraft operations.

Approximately 77,000 people have been evacuated.

August 22, 2020 at 7:43 PM

Fire activity may dictate more evacuations and road closures in the days to come. Continued hot and dry weather is forecasted for the remainder of the weekend and into next week. Projected weather for Sunday includes a fire weather watch through Tuesday for dry lightning and dangerous outflow winds. Damage Inspection Teams have begun to survey areas where fire activity has diminished and it is safe to do so. The number of destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress. Firefighting resources are limited due to the number of fires burning throughout California. Limited visibility due to smoke is hampering aircraft operations.

Approximately 77,000 people have been evacuated

August 22, 2020 at 11:15 AM

The fire continues to burn in Southern San Mateo County and Northern Santa Cruz County. The fires have merged and continue to actively burn above the marine layer in the heavy timber and thick undergrowth. Several communities have been evacuated or are under a warning, please refer to the list of Evacuation Centers at the bottom of this update. Fire activity may dictate more evacuations and road closures in the days to come. Continued hot and dry weather is forecasted for the remainder of the weekend and into next week. Damage Inspection Teams have begun to survey areas where fire activity has diminished and it safe to do so. Firefighting resources are limited due to the number of fires burning throughout California. Limited visibility due to smoke is hampering aircraft operations

Approximately 77,000 people have been evacuated.

EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:

No Evacuation Warnings currently in place

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:Communities of Loma Mar and Dearborn Park Area (Zone SMC E018)Pescadero Creek County Park Area (Zone SMC E024)Butano Community Area (Zone SMC E098)Butano State Park Area including Barranca Knolls Community (Zone SMC E019)Butano Creek Drainage (Zone SMC E055)South Skyline Blvd. Area near Highway 9 (SMC E049)Russian Ridge Open Space Reserve Area (Zone SMC E027)Middleton Tract Area (Zone SMC E044)Portola Redwoods State Park and the Portola Heights Community Area (Zone SMC E048)Pescadero Beach Area (Zone SMC E075)Bean Hollow Area (Zone SMC E042)Pescadero Area (Zone SMC E043)San Gregorio Area (Zone SMC E022)La Honda Area (Zone SMC E028)Red Barn Area (Zone SMC E010)Russian Bridge Open Space Area (Zone SMC E027)Skylonda Area (Zone SMC E012)Langley Hill Area ( Zone SMC E010)

EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:

No Evacuation Warnings currently in place

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:Waterman Gap Loop, Upper HWY 236, Boulder Creek Golf Course, Heartwood Hill, Lodge Road, Community of Little Basin, Lower China Grade, Upper China Grade, Community of Kings Hwy, Lower Jamison Creek, Gallion Heights, Fallen Leaf Neighborhood, Foxglove Lane (Zones CRZ10, CRZ13, BOU36, BOU20, BOU30, BOU31, BOU36, BOU37, BOU21)Saratoga Toll Road, San Lorenzo Park, Riverside Grove-Community of Teilh Drive, Wildwood Road (BOU38, BOU39, BOU40, BOU41, BOU42, BOU43)Everyone on Empire Grade Road, from Felton Empire north, all of Pine Flat Road, all of Ice Cream Grade, Bonny Doon Road, in between Pine Flat Road, Martin Road, and all associated side streets are under an evacuation order. (CRZ1, CRZ2, CRZ3, CRZ4, CRZ5, CRZ10, CRZ11, CRZ12, CRZ13, CRZ14, CRZ15)Bonny Doon south of Ice Cream Grade, to include Pine Flat Road South is now under an evacuation order. (CRZ7, CRZ8)Areas of Alba Road, Hubbard Gulch and Fanning Grade. (BEN 1)All areas of Ben Lomond (Zones BEN 2 – BEN 5)The area of Lompico (Zones ZAY 11, ZAY 12)All areas adjacent to the Bonny Doon and San Lorenzo Valley should be prepared to evacuate if necessary. (CRZ7, CRZ8)Areas West of Highway 9 to Empire GradeSouth from Bear Creek Road to Felton, this includes Ben LomondParadise Park (Zones: CRZ 63, CRZ 64)University of California Santa Cruz, campus only (Zone: SCZ 4)The areas of Zayante Canyon (Zones: ZAY 1 – ZAY 17)Scotts Valley West of State Route 17 (Zones: SCO 1-5, SCO 7, SCO 14-20, SCO 21 – SCO 25)

EVACUATION CENTERS

San Mateo County

Half Moon Bay High School, 1 Lewis Foster Drive, Half Moon Bay (AT CAPACITY)

San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County Fairground, 2601 E. Lake Avenue in Watsonville

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz

Seventh Day Adventist Camp Grounds, 1931 Soquel San Jose Rd

Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA

Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz

Simpkins Family Swim Center, 919 17th Ave

Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive

ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures are fluid and being coordinated with evolving evacuation warnings and orders.

San Mateo CountyPescadero Creek Road between Alpine and Cloverdale Rd.Cloverdale Road between Pescadero Creek Road and Gazos Creek.Whitehouse Canyon Road at Highway 1Portola Heights Road at SkylineState Route 1 at Rossi RoadState Route 1 at Ano Nuevo

Santa Cruz CountyState Route 1 at Shaffer Road to Ano NuevoState Route 9 at Lower Glen Arbor to Rincon Trail headWestbound Zayante at Graham Hill Dr to LockwoodEmpire Grade at Heller DriveWestbound State Route 35 at Upper Zayante into San Mateo CountyWestbound State Route 236 at Jamison CreekPine Flat at Empire GradeIce Cream Grade at Empire GradeFelton Empire at Fall CreekEmpire Grade at Smith GradeEmpire Grade at Felton EmpireBonny Doon Rd at Pine FlatAlba Rd at Empire GradeState Route 35 at Bear Creek Rd to Boulder CreekGranite Creek at Scotts Valley, this includes southbound offramp closure at Highway 17 at Granite CreekWestbound Mount Hermon at La Modrona to Graham Hill Road

Animal Evacuation Center:

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Avenue in Watsonville

August 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Continued threat to structures with evacuation orders and warnings are in place. There is a threat to critical infrastructure and natural resources such as old growth timber and watersheds. CAL FIRE IMT #3 (See) in command.

August 19, 2020 at 4:37 PM

The fire continued to actively burn throughout the night due to low relative humidities, high night-time temperatures and limited resources. There are multiple large lightning-caused lightning caused fires burining in southern San Mateo County and Northern Santa Cruz County. Total we experienced significant fire activity on all fires throughout the Unit.

The current large fires are:

Warrenella (Santa Cruz Co) – 120 ac. 5% contained, Cement Plant Rd. x HWY 1

Waddell(Santa Cruz Co) – 500 ac. 0% contained, Old Coast Road X HWY 1

5-14 Fire (San Mateo Co.) – 3,000 ac. 0% contained, Olmo Truck Trail X Butano Fire Road

5-15 Fire (San Mateo Co.) – 3,000 ac. 0% contained, N. Butano Truck Trail X Dearborn Park Road

5-18 Fire (San Mateo Co.) – 3,000 ac. 0% contained, N. Butano Truck Trail X China Grade Road

*Plus additional smaller fires in the two counties

Firefighting resources are limited due to the number of fires burning throughout Northern California. Limited visibility due to smoke is hampering aircraft operations.

Over 22,000 people have been evacuated from the following areas:

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY:Communities of Loma Mar and Dearborn Park Area (Zone SMC E018)Pescadero Creek County Park Area (Zone SMC E024)Butano Community Area (Zone SMC E098)Butano State Park Area including Barranca Knolls Community (Zone SMC E019)Butano Creek Drainage (Zone SMC E055)South Skyline Blvd. Area near Highway 9 (SMC E049)Russian Ridge Open Space Reserve Area (Zone SMC E027)Middleton Tract Area (Zone SMC E044)Portola Redwoods State Park and the Portola Heights Community Area (Zone SMC E048)

EVACUATION ORDERS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:Waterman Gap Loop, Upper HWY 236, Boulder Creek Golf Course, Heartwood Hill, Lodge Road, Community of Little Basin, Lower China Grade, Upper China Grade, Community of Kings Hwy, Lower Jamison Creek, Gallion Heights, Fallen Leaf Neighborhood, Foxglove Lane (Zones CRZ10, CRZ13, BOU36, BOU20, BOU30, BOU31, BOU36, BOU37, BOU21)Saratoga Toll Road, San Lorenzo Park, Riverside Grove-Community of Teilh Drive, Wildwood Road (BOU38, BOU39, BOU40, BOU41, BOU42, BOU43)Everyone on Empire Grade Road, from Felton Empire north, all of Pine Flat Road, all of Ice Cream Grade, Bonny Doon Road, in between Pine Flat Road, Martin Road, and all associated side streets are under an evacuation order. (CRZ1, CRZ2, CRZ3, CRZ4, CRZ5, CRZ10, CRZ11, CRZ12, CRZ13, CRZ14, CRZ15)Bonny Doon south of Ice Cream Grade, to include Pine Flat Road South is now under an evacuation order. (CRZ7, CRZ8)

EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:All areas adjacent to the Bonny Doon and San Lorenzo Valley should be prepared to evacuate if necessary. (CRZ7, CRZ8)

Evacuation Center(s):

San Mateo County: Pescadero High School 360 Butano Cuttoff Road, Pescadero, CA

Santa Cruz County: Santa Cruz County Fairground 2601 E. Lake Avenue in Watsonville

Road Closures:

San Mateo CountyPescadero Creek Road between Alpine and Cloverdale Rd.Cloverdale Road between Pescadero Creek Road and Gazos Creek.Alpine Road between Pescadero Creek Road and SkylineWhitehouse Canyon Road at Highway 1Portola Heights Road at Skyline

Santa Cruz CountyHighway 236 between Highway 9 and Jameison CreekHighway 9 between Skyline and Western Avenue