According to CAL FIRE, multiple lightning strikes caused fires across the area with the largest fires burning in the Butano Creek drainage.
The fires have burned a total of 7,500 acres, are 0% contained and are threatening a total of 1,200 structures.
CAL FIRE says two first responders have been hurt but the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
Evacuation orders in San Mateo County:
- Butano Community Area
- Community of Loma Mar
- Dearborn Park
- Pescadero Creek County Park
- Butano State Park area including Barranca Knolls community
- Butano Creek drainage area
An evacuation center has been setup at Pescadero High School.
Evacuation orders in Santa Cruz County:
- Waterman Gap Loop
- Upper 236
- Boulder Creek Golf Course
- Heartwood Hill
- Lodge Road
- Community of Little Basin
- Lower China Grade
- Upper China Grade
- Community of Kings Hwy
- Lower Jamison Creek
- Gallion Heights
- Fallen Leaf Neighborhood
- Foxglove Lane
- Last Chance
- Big Basin State Park
- Las Cumbres
Please evacuate SOUTH on HWY 236 (Big Basin Hwy) towards Boulder Creek, then access Hwy 9 SOUTH to Santa Cruz
All of Boulder Creek Fire Protection District has received a mandatory evacuation notice. (BOU1-BOU43)
Please do not head North on Hwy 235 or Hwy 9. Travel routes are either SOUTH on Hwy 9, or EAST on Bear Creek Road.
EVACUATION ORDERS in SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: pic.twitter.com/qVgYr2Idni— CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) August 19, 2020
RELATED: Here are all the fires burning in the Bay Area
The evacuation warning is affecting 200 to 300 people and 100 structures are threatened.
San Mateo County Parks tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Pescadero Creek, Memorial & Sam McDonald parks are closed due to an active fire.
Officials say firefighters and resources are on scene using fire roads.
Pescadero Creek, Memorial & Sam McDonald parks are closed due to an active fire. Fire-fighting equipment & resources are on scene using fire roads. Please support fire fighters by staying out of all three parks and off all trails & roads in area. @CALFIRECZU @sanmateoco pic.twitter.com/2kZY6zXH8O— San Mateo County Parks (@SMCParks) August 18, 2020
Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.
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