Smoke rises along Jarvis Road near Scotts Valley Monday.
(Cal Fire CZU Twitter)
Wildfires

Cal Fire, Scotts Valley F.D., extinguish small fire northeast of Scotts Valley

Amid Monday’s red-flag warning, a fire caused by a downed power line burned through about three-quarters of an acre on Jarvis Road near Scotts Valley.

Cal Fire, with help from the Scotts Valley Fire Department, quickly contained the flames.

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“Flames were first reported just before 10 a.m. northeast of Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County,” according to the Cal Fire CZU Twitter feed. “CAL FIRE CZU sent a full assignment response, including aircraft, engines, and a dozer, with Scotts Valley Fire assisting.”

Dry conditions and unusually warm December weather are posing continued fire risk. The red-flag warning Saturday night into Monday marked the first red-flag warning in the month of December since 2017.

Santa Cruz County has announced two efforts to help residents displaced by the fire.