Brush Fire In Channel Islands Now Fully Contained

Apr 10, 2018

A brush fire which started two weeks ago on one of the Channel Islands is now 100% contained.

The blaze started March 27th on Santa Cruz Island., which is part of Channel Islands National Park. Park Service officials say embers from a small pile of debris being burned moved into nearby brush.  The fire grew to just under 260 acres before it was full contained. 

At its peak, nearly 100 firefighters aided by aircraft battled the blaze. About 50 people were initially evacuated from the island. One small outbuilding was destroyed.

A team of investigators is set to visit the island next week to do a report on the circumstances surrounding the start of the fire.