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LPVFR News:
  • Jun 28, 2016: Is a Spare The Air day in areas covered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, particularly Santa Clara County. See sparetheair.org for more information.

  • Jun 27, 2016: Around 3 pm a car fire on 17 near Redwood Estates spread to the vegetation, causing evacuations for some residents in the area, who were sheltered in the Redwood Estates Pavilion. About 20 homes were threatened, but thus far no structures have been damaged. News reports say the fire was 3 to 5 acres in size and forward spread was halted shortly before 5 pm. As a result of this incident highway 17 was closed in both directions for a time, and there were major traffic problems in all of the surrounding areas.

  • Jun 21, 2016: Is a Spare The Air day in areas covered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, particularly Santa Clara County. See sparetheair.org for more information.

  • Jun 20, 2016: Local fire danger level has moved up to High.

  • Jun 2-4, 2016: Are Spare The Air days in areas covered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, particularly Santa Clara County. See sparetheair.org for more information.

  • May 20, 2016: Around noon, a small fire in shed at a local winery was put out quickly by local firefighters.

  • May 16, 2016: For the first time this season, our local fire danger level has moved up to Moderate.

  • Apr 30, 2016: Last day of backyard burn season in Santa Cruz County. Per this document, all open burns in Santa Cruz County now require a permit from Cal Fire in addition to whatever is needed from the MBAQMD.

  • Mar 17, 2016: A fire destroyed a home in the area of Twin Lanes Road. Santa Cruz Sentinel article.

  • Mar 13, 2016: LPVFR volunteer Kirstin Snook died in a car accident today. Her energy and enthusiasm will be sorely missed.
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