Firefighters Able To Stop Growth Of Brush Fire On Santa Cruz Island

Mar 29, 2018

Firefighters are holding their own against a brush fire burning in the Channel Islands.

They’ve been able to keep the fire on Santa Cruz Island at around the 250 acre mark.

The blaze was triggered by a prescribed burn pile of debris on Tuesday, which flared up and spread to nearby brush. It started near the Nature Conservancy Ranch on the island, but the ranch isn’t threatened. Only one small isolated outbuilding has been destroyed.

Nearly 100 firefighters aided by water dropping helicopters are fighting the fire. The island has been closed to visitors for the past few days, but there are still some campers on the island. They’ve been allowed to stay because they are miles away from the fire zone.