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Discussing the Recent Arson Fires in Santa Cruz on KION News

by Ashley

I was asked by KION News to share my thoughts on the rash of recent arson fires in the city of Santa Cruz.

Fire danger is a real threat with low moisture levels, high temperatures and heavy winds forecasted. This past holiday weekend was a red flag warning for the Bay Area when the Depot Park fire broke out below a mobile home park off Bay Street. One home was destroyed and more could have easily burned if fire crews weren’t fast to react. Santa Cruz neighborhoods could easily suffer from what happened in Napa or Santa Rosa given how dry everything is. If you see something, say something, Call 911 for anything suspect and be sure to keep adequate brush clearance around your homes and property. Call the fire department if you have questions or need advice.