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Brush fire burns 12 acres in Santa Cruz Mountains

KCBA News
September 4, 2019 2:51 pm

Posted Sep 03 2019 04:40PM PDT

Updated Sep 03 2019 07:15PM PDT

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (KTVU) - A 10 to 12-acre brush fire is burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday, according to fire officials.

The so-called Deer Fire is off Deer Creek Road and Rons Road, northeast of Boulder Creek, officials with Cal Fire said. The fire briefly forced evacuations, but as of 6:39 p.m., Cal Fire said there were no current evacuations.

Over 150 firefighters will remain on scene overnight, building and reinforcing containment lines, Cal Fire CZU tweeted.  One firefighter suffered minor injury.

Ground crews battled the blaze and airdrops were made from above. Cal Fire and Boulder Creek Fire Department were both at the scene of the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

Bear Creek Road is closed for a 15-mile stretch at Deer Creek. Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office says no traffic is allowed beyond mile marker 6.89 leaving Boulder Creek Canyon.

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