Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Quick Update : 3pm today Cal_Fire had Loma at 92% contained

Congratulations to all the FireFighters and agencies on the update and lifting the evacuation orders for Santa Clara County residents along the Loma Chiquita and Loma Prieta Roads

Last Modified on October 04,2016


Loma Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:October 04, 2016 3:30 pm
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:4,474 acres - 92% contained
Structures Threatened:51
Structures Destroyed:12 single residence and 16 outbuildings destroyed, 1 single residence damaged
Evacuations:All evacuation orders and road closures issued by the Loma Fire Incident have been lifted.
Evacuation Centers: 
Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 De Witt Avenue, Morgan Hill
Cause:Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies:California Highway Patrol, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Jose Water Company, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Pacific Gas and Electric and Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services, California Conservation Corps, Red Cross, Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council, Santa Clara County Parks, Santa Clara County Open Space District, and Mid-Peninsula Open Space District, Santa Clara County Roads and Airports, Santa Cruz Public Works, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Cal OES.
Total Fire Personnel:716
Total Fire Engines:28
Total Fire Crews:17
Total Helicopters:1
Total Dozers:7
Total Water Tenders:14
Fire crews will remain throughout the fire perimeter in the coming weeks to provide fire suppression repair, remove firefighting equipment, mop up and patrol. Please drive slowly and use caution as emergency crews and equipment are still working in the area.
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team #2 appreciates all the community support in battling the Loma Fire. The Team will transition management of the Loma Fire back to the local CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit on Wednesday, October 5, at 7:00 AM.
CAL FIRE has received information regarding individuals who are soliciting donations throughout the communities affected by the Loma Fire. They are reportedly requesting cash for operations related to base camp at Christmas Hill Park and firefighting efforts associated with the fire.
CAL FIRE cannot, is not, and will not accept donations for the Loma Fire Incident. It is against the law for California state agencies to solicit or accept any donation for its own use.
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.
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