John Chesnut Map; note North is rotated.
This fire is now expected to be contained by October 3, 2016. Absent any unusual events, I will only be posting John’s maps, if available, on this fire.
Loma Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 29, 2016 6:30 am
Date/Time Started: September 26,2016 2:42 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit
County: Santa Clara County
Location: off Loma Prieta Rd and Loma Chiquita Rd 10 miles NW of Morgan Hill
Acres Burned – Containment: 3,849 acres – 22% contained
Structures Threatened: 325
Structures Destroyed: 1 single residence and 6 outbuildings destroyed, 1 single residence damaged
Evacuations: Santa Clara County: Mandatory evacuation orders for the Loma Prieta ridgeline area including all tributary roads along Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Ormsby Fire Station. This includes Uvas Canyon County Park, Loma Chiquita, Casa Loma, and Loma Prieta Way. Portions of Croy Road are under an evacuation warning.
Santa Cruz County: All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted. Evacuation alerts in Santa Clara County can be received by signing up for AlertSCC, visit: http://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx.
Evacuation Centers: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville (large animals welcome)
Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 De Witt Avenue, Morgan Hill
Road Closures: Loma Chiquita Road, Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Pole Line Road, Mount Bache Road at Highland Road, Casa Loma Road at McKean/Uvas, Mount Madonna at Ormsby Road Mount Madonna Road at Pole Line Road, Croy Road at Uvas Road is open to residents only
Cause: Under investigation