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Firefighters Battle Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains

A wildfire burning on Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains is threatening homes and critical emergency radio towers.

CalFire Incident Updates

The Loma Fire has burned roughly 200 acres on the Santa Clara County side of the peak.   The mountain stands at 3,427 feet in elevation.  CalFire and other fire agencies are on the scene.  CalFire is doing helicopter drops of fire retardant. 

Santa Cruz County has sent out emergency calls to residents from Loma Prieta Avenue to Soquel San Jose Road.  The fire started around 2:45 Monday afternoon. 

Krista joined KAZU in 2007. She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience. Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association. Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa. Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.
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