Santa Cruz Summit Fire: Resources for Humans and Pets
Posted by: Cara in: Adverse Events
The Summit Fire, burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains, has destroyed more than 3,000 acres, a dozen homes, and threatens more than 50 homes and businesses as of the latest reports.
Because of the high content of ash in the air, people with respiratory ailments, young children, and older adults should stay indoors and avoid breathing the smoky air.
Also, evacuation areas have been set up it Mount Madonna County Park, CT English School, and the JJ Crosetti Building at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. A Red Cross shelter has been set up at the fairgrounds. If you are unsure about whether to evacuate, call CALFIRE at (831) 335-5355. More than 60 people have been evacuated so far.
People with large animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep, should call (831) 454-7303 if they need assistance moving them. Several farms in the area, including Morning Sun Ranch (831) 728-9139, are offering spaces for horses that need to be moved. (The writer of this article is also available to assist, and has a 3-horse trailer. Please call (435) 901-3877.)
The following roads have been closed:
· Summit Road is closed between Mount Madonna Road and Highway 17
· Poleline Road at Summit Drive
· Eureka Canyon at Hames
· Browns Valley at Corralitos Road
· Highlands at Summit
· Summit at San Jose Road
· Eureka Canyon at 4 Corners
Pacific Gas and Electric has cut power lines in all the surrounding areas to avoid further fires.
Also, Cochrane Road Self Storage is offering free storage for two months for anyone in the affected areas of the Summit Fire. They can be reached at (408) 782-8883.
Follow this link to the latest info about the fire: Santa Cruz CA Fire Details.
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