Cal Fire is responding to a vegetation fire on Anzar Road in Aromas. Originally firefighters responded July 21 to two separate fires in the area but the north fire progress was quickly stopped. The fires began around 3:21 p.m.
As of July 28, the second fire has burned about 104 acres and is 100% contained according to Cal Fire. The fire has destroyed two structures and no more are being threatened. Cal Fire also reported one first responder sustained injuries and that all evacuations warnings and orders were lifted July 24.
Cal Fire Information Officer Cecile Juliette told BenitoLink the person who sustained a minor injury was an inmate who is responding to the fire through the Conservation Camp program. The injury did not require hospitalization.
According to the Cal Fire report, crews will remain in the area performing suppression repair and hazard tree removal for the next week. Firefighters will also be looking for hotspots.
All roads are open.
Cal Fire Fire Captain Manuel Garcia told BenitoLink the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
On July 21 around 6:30 p.m. California Highway Patrol, San Benito County Sheriff’s Office and Cal Fire were evacuating areas around Highway 101, Highway 129, Anzar Road, Searle Road, School Road and Forest Road. Officials were sending evacuees to Anzar High School, according to the Sheriff Department.
The Sheriff Department also announced there were multiple traffic incidents in the area.