CZU Fire Drone Imagery Fire Local News 

Sheriff’s Dept Releases Before & After Drone Imagery #CZUFire

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Team has released before and after drone imagery of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burn zone. Multiple Bay Area law enforcement agencies contributed to the mapping project. View the Before/After Swipe Map here: CZU Fire 360 Panoramas Map: Read More
Felton Fire Debris Flow Task Force Fire Local News 

Debris Flow Task Force in Motion

A task force has been assembled and discussions have begun regarding the hazards of debris flows in the Santa Cruz Mountains CZU Lightning Complex burn zones. Winter rains are expected to trigger flooding and the accumulation of rock, earth, and tree debris can flow rapidly causing further damage to properties already impacted by the fire. Felton Fire Chief Bob Gray… Read More
Paul Babb CZU Lightning Complex Fire Columnists Welcome 

United Across Ridgetops

By Julie Horner  Long weeks of not knowing. We found ourselves umbilically attached to our apps, Cal Fire heat maps and Zonehaven, FlightRadar24, PulsePoint, CalTopo and many more. From hotel rooms, RV and tent sites, the living rooms of friends and family, homesteads and familiar haunts seemed to be gone one minute then saved the next.  When roadblocks were retracted,… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Fire Map August 27 2020 Fire Local News 

Fire Map August 27, 2020

Here is the National Interagency Fire Center Satellite Map with Fire Perimeter, Thursday, August 27, 2020. The CZU August Lightning Complex fire has burned 81,333 acres and is 21% contained. 590 structures damaged61 structures damaged1,982 personnel fighting Click the link to interact with the map in real time: Low overnight winds, increased humidity and effective firing operations helped firefighters… Read More