- Nov 11, 2016: Cal Fire issued a news release stating that the San Mateo Santa Cruz Unit is transitioning out of peak fire season. They are monitoring conditions constantly, however, and will increase staffing if conditions warrant.
- Oct 12, 2016: Cal Fire has lifted the burn ban thanks to recent rains. This applies to agricultural and hazard burns with proper, valid permits. Backyard burn season doesn't start until at least Dec 1 in Santa Cruz County. (There is no backyard burn season in Santa Clara County.) Press Release PDF