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Wildland Fire - UCSC
Posted Date: 10/8/2013

What-Nature of Event:

Wildland Fire

When-Time and Date:

3:17 A.M. October 6, 2013

Where-Address of Event:

Heller & Meyer on the UCSC campus

Who-Owner / Occupant:


Describe the Event: 

At 3:17 A.M. UCSC and Santa Cruz Fire departments were dispatched to a wildland fire at Meyer and Heller at UCSC. Upon arrival crews found 1 acre burning in cut grass and extending into the redwood trees. The fire did not threaten any structures. The fire did extend to the top of some 90 foot redwood trees. The fire was contained within 1.5 hours by units from Cal Fire, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and UCSC fire departments and controlled at 9:00 in the morning. The fire’s origin was in a redwood grove most likely from a campfire either on the ground or in a hollowed out tree stump. The fire escaped and spread to the remaining trees and grass. The fire appeared to have burned for several hours before being reported. No injuries were reported and no subjects seen in the area.


Agencies Involved:

UCSC Fire and Police, Santa Cruz City, Cal Fire and Scotts Valley fire departments.

Number of Apparatus:

9 engines, 2 Battalion Chiefs

Number of Firefighters: 


Estimated Loss & Save


Additional Information: 




Battalion Chief Mike Venezio


October 6, 2013

Wildland Fire UCSC - Heller & Meyer