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CalFire Incident Update

Monterey Bay Area Air Quality

Thursday Update 9:00am:  Some evacuations have been lifted as the Bear Fire grows to 320 acres.  It is 30% contained. 

Erika Mahoney

 


 

CalFire continues fighting a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Called the Bear Fire, it's burning in steep terrain that’s hard to access. So attacking the fire from the air has been crucial.

Erika Mahoney

Wind has not been a factor in the Bear Fire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Highway 9 and the Lexington Reservoir. 

Erika Mahoney

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Update 1:30pm:  The Bear Fire has grown to 200 acres and is still 5% contained.  150 homes are threatened.  


The story of daily newspapers around the country and the Monterey Bay area is that they have been shrinking.  As a result, so has local news coverage. A new non-profit online publication aims to fill that gap.  

Erika Mahoney

A long-awaited ribbon cutting tomorrow will mark the opening of the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. The bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur has been closed for eight months after winter storms damaged it beyond repair. This literally divided the community.  

Erika Mahoney

A historic amphitheater at UC Santa Cruz will re-open this weekend after being closed for more than ten years.  

Erika Mahoney

Drones are increasingly being used by city governments for things like land surveying and storm damage assessments. Locally, Salinas plans to be an early adopter of the technology.  But first the city wants to get the community on board.  

Erika Mahoney

The smoke plume over the Monterey Bay Thursday came from two controlled burns on the former Fort Ord. The burns are part of the ongoing cleanup of the old Army base.

Erika Mahoney

Friday policy makers and researchers will take a deep dive into the water challenges and solutions on the Central Coast at New Frontiers Water Forum in Seaside. 

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