Cal Fire responds to Basin Fire reported in Santa Cruz Mountains


Update: Firefighters have made ground access to the Basin Fire.

The fire is holding at 3/4 acres, Cal Fire reports.


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BCN) – Crews responded Sunday afternoon to a fire at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, in an area that burned during last year’s CZU Lightning Complex fires.

The blaze, dubbed the Basin Fire, was reported about 12:11 p.m., and Cal Fire posted photos of a plume of smoke coming from the remote area.

As of 1:30 p.m., the blaze was estimated at less than an acre near the Hihn Hammond Truck Trail and was burning debris and dead vegetation on the forest floor, a Cal Fire spokesperson said. No structures are threatened

Multiple engines and crews were dispatched and are trying to access the fire, and a Cal Fire helicopter is making water drops.

No other information was immediately available.

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