Csmeadphotography | September 26, 2016 | Loma Fire

A large wildland fire estimted at 1,000 acres is burning in the Santa Cruz mountains. Fire crews from all over the state are on scene attacking this fire and doing their best to save homes and lives. Crews are coming from the bottom of the fire off of Casa Loma Road and are laying hose line to get a handle on this fire. Crews are coming in from the top of the fire off of Summit Road and working their way down. Aircraft are making fire retardent and water drops to prevent the fire from taking off and endangering fire crews on the ground. Reports of this fire have been seen from Monterey to San Francisco and it is not stopping overnight. Fire crews are hoping that the wind doesn't pick up and shift the fire towards the hundreds of homes in the mountains. Animals and people are being evaucated, roads closed off to prevent unnessecary traffic, and more crews are on their way to help with this incident. The cause is under investigation. No injuries have been reported at this time. Thank you to CAL FIRE, San Jose Fire Fighters, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, Santa Cruz Fire Department, Loma Prieta Fire and Rescue, Felton Fire Protection District Scotts Valley Fire District and many more companies for putting your lives on the line to help those you don't know. Stay safe out there.