Crews contain Grade Fire in CZU Lightning Complex footprint

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UPDATE: Crews have contained the Grade Fire.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Cal Fire crews are battling a grass fire that sparked in the burn scars of the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fires.

It started near China Grade Rd and N Butano Truck Trail just before 10 a.m. on Monday. Cal Fire estimates it grew to 7.5 acres by noon.

They’re calling it the Grade Fire, and said it is spreading slowly. Some of the resources had been released from the response.

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