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Posted on: October 1, 2016

Loma Fire Update: Noon 10/1/16

171 Engines :: 14 Helicopters :: 2 Air Tankers :: 67 Hand Crews :: 15 Dozers

Community Meeting - October 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center - El Toro Room
17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Overnight, the fire remained moderate while firefighters continued to build and reinforce containment lines around the fire perimeter. Islands of unburned dry vegetation within the fire perimeter have the potential to burn because of rolling material on steep terrain. Accessibility to the fire is hampered by narrow and congested roads. Weather forecasts are calling for North to Northwest winds to continue, temperatures in the upper 60’s, and relative humidity between 40-50 percent.

Evacuation Orders lifted for Croy Road and Sveadal as of Noon October 1, 2016.

Please do not bring donations to the CAL FIRE Loma Fire Base Camp. While greatly appreciated, the camp is well supplied and self-sufficient. The Red Cross does not have the facilities to accept food or goods, but can accept monetary donations: Loma Fire food or goods donations can be delivered to the following locations:

Salvation Army of Gilroy: Address: 6701 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020, Phone: (408) 842-3991 ~ Accepting in-kind donations of clothing, household goods and toys.
Salvation Army of Santa Cruz: Address: 812 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 429-8118 ~ Accepting in-kind donations of clothing, bedding, materials, as well as any food donations.
Second Harvest Food Bank: Address: 800 Ohlone Pkwy, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 722-7110 ~ Accepting any bulk food donations or smaller items.

Current local park and road closures:
Both sides of Christmas Hill Park are now CLOSED to the public.
The bike and walking trails behind Solarsano Middle School are also closed.
The paved levy trail, next to Uvas Park Drive is open.
Miller Avenue (between W Luchessa Ave and Uvas Dr) is closed to thru traffic.
We will continue to have heavy fire and equipment use on the following roads: Santa Teresa Blvd, Hecker Pass, Club Drive (behind Solarsano), Syrah Ct and Masten Ave. Please use caution in these areas.

Road Closures:
Loma Prieta Road 1 mile east of Highland Way
Summit Road at Ormsby Cutoff
Casa Loma and McKean Roads

Additional information regarding the Loma Fire can be obtained by contacting the Public Information line at 408-779-0930.

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