The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. near 1936 Eureka Canyon Road. The area was described as both a field and a parking, about 100 square feet and was surrounded by a road. It’s about six miles up the hill from the Corralitos fire station.
Ground crews, helicopters and an air tanker were called in but the firefighters on the ground were able to handle the fire, according to emergency radio traffic.
A CalFire official said three or four vehicles were consumed in the blaze. CalFire crews extinguished the fire within 30 minutes, the CalFire official said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The area where the small fire sparked has been ravaged by wildfire in recent years, motivating residents to be vigilant about possible fires and proactive about preventative measures, such as creating defensible space around their homes. “Thank you” signs dedicated to firefighters are a permanent fixture in the rural, farming area.
-By Jennifer Squires
320 E Lake Ave.
Watsonville, Ca 95076