Loma Fire, 9/28/16

Here is the evening John Chesnut Map of the Loma Fire. We got a two-headed monster going, now. Note that North is rotated to be on the right of the map.


John Chesnut MAP


Here is today’s Topo IR map and the daily update. Today is a town run day for me, so won’t be available much of the day.


IR Topo Map in PDF
Last Modified on September 28,2016

Loma Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 28, 2016 6:30 am
Date/Time Started: September 26,2016 3:06 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: 2,250 acres – 10% contained
Structures Threatened: 300
Structures Destroyed: 1 single residence and 6 outbuildings destroyed, 1 single residence damaged
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuation orders for the Loma Prieta ridgeline area including all tributary roads along Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Ormsby Fire Station. This includes Uvas Canyon County Park, Loma Chiquita, Casa Loma, Loma Prieta Way, Highland Road and Mount Bache Road. Portions of Croy Road are under an evacuation warning.
Reverse 911 calls have also been sent to residents using Alert SCC. If you have not already signed up for AlertSCC visit http://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx.

Evacuation Centers: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville (large animals welcome)
Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 De Witt Avenue, Morgan Hill

Road Closures: Loma Chiquita Road, Summit Road from Soquel San Jose Road to Pole Line Road, Mount Bache Road at Highland Road, Casa Loma Road at McKean/Uvas, Mount Madonna at Ormsby Road Mount Madonna Road at Pole Line Road, Croy Road at Uvas Road is open to residents only
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Cruz County Sherriff’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.

~ by bigsurkate on September 28, 2016.

2 Responses to “Loma Fire, 9/28/16”

  1. LF @ 2800+ acres burned, 22% contained.

  2. Thanks for sending this. It hasn’t affected us but we noticed when we went past Capitola Village, you could see the fog/smoke and smell it near New Brighton Beach tonight it was very noticeable. A friend wrote and said he had evacuated but another one is staying put up there on Summit Road. Thanks for the good reporting.

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