Small fire in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nick Otis, Campus Fire Marshal

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire that is burning in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, just south of Felton.

Access appears to be difficult and a full response has been activated.

The rate of spread appears to be slow. However, today is supposed to be hot, and tomorrow winds are supposed to start kicking up.

Although there is heavy smoke on campus as a result of the fire, which started early today, there is no threat to UC Santa Cruz at this time.

There are several fire crews responding on the ground. Some crews may also use campus fire roads to access the fire.

Those with respiratory issues are advised to take precautions, as heavy smoke is blanketing the area.

We will continue to work with the fire department and local law enforcement agencies until the fire is contained.