Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

Containment at 50%, 1,400 acres burned as of 7:01 a.m. on July 16.

Updated 7/16 at 7:27 a.m.

On July 15 at 11:58 a.m., Cal Fire responded to a vegetation fire on Panoche Road near Coyote Creek west of Panoche.

As of 7:01 a.m. on July 16, Cal Fire reported 1,400 acres burned and containment is at 50%.

The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office sent out an advisory at 5:20 p.m. on July 15 that stated the fire is in the area of Willow Springs (40-acre parcels). The last report is that the fire has changed direction and is burning northeast.

An evacuation area is being set up by the American Red Cross at the San Benito County Fairgrounds. If you bring animals, you must care for your own animals, the release said. There is no staff available to watch or care for evacuated animals large or small.

Check back for updates.

BenitoLink Staff