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13 Jul 2020

Loma Prieta Fire Update 

Update 9/28 8:35 p.m.: Fire now covers 2,865 acres and is 22% contained. Update 9/27 8:14 p.m.: Loma Fire spreads to 2250 acres and containment increases to 10 percent. Update 9/27 1:44 p.m.: The fire has reached 1500 acres (2.34 square miles) and is 5…

Number of Wildfires Grows Over Summer 

Two sepaFire Timelinerate wildfires broke out on campus in August. The first occurred early on Aug. 9 near the North Remote Parking Lot, caused by an improperly extinguished campfire that spread out of control. Campus police Chief Nader Oweis said five fire agencies responded, including the City of Santa Cruz Fire Department, Cal Fire and the City of Scotts Valley Fire Department.


Fire Near Hahn Ruled as Arson 

A fire that was ignited in a ravine below Hahn Student Services was the most recent in a series of fires on or near campus. The fire took place on Oct. 9 and was responded to at 2:40 p.m. UCSC chief-of police Nader Oweis said a Cal Fire investigator found that the fire was caused by arson.


Fire Near College Eight 

UCSC campus police responded to a call regarding a fire near College Eight on Sunday Oct. 6. The fire was called in anonymously at 3:17 a.m. and five departments including the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Santa Cruz Fire Department and the Scott’s Valley’s Fire Department responded.