Police / Fire

Sept. 9 fire watch for San Benito County

SCU Lightning Complex at 396,624 acres burned and 96% contained. Full containment expected on Sept. 12.

Several regional fires surrounding San Benito County continue to burn as of Sept. 9. There are currently no evacuation orders or warnings for San Benito.

The fires include:

  • CZU Lightning Complex in Santa Cruz/San Mateo—86,509 acres and 83% contained as of 8:14 a.m.
  • SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara/Alameda/Contra Costa/San Joaquin/Stanislaus counties—396,624 acres and 96% contained as of 12:21 p.m. Full containment is expected on Sept. 12.

More information is available at the Cal Fire Incidents web page.

For information on how to prepare for a wildfire, visit Cal Fire’s Ready for Wildfire website.

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Cal Fire SZU Facebook (San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit)

Cal Fire/Fresno County Fire Facebook

Check Cal Fire Facebook pages for daily live updates.

Air Quality

Air quality for Sept. 9 is listed as good to moderate (58 in Hollister and 26 at Pinnacles) as of 3:30 p.m.

Air quality can change throughout the day and the most update information can be found here: http://air.mbard.org


The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures in the 80s for the next week. With early morning fog burning off to sunshine and partly cloudy.

National Weather Service 

Road Closures

Many roads in and around fires are closed. Up to date Caltrans information can be found here:


Local Resources

San Benito County Sheriff   Facebook  (831) 636- 4080

Hollister Fire Department   Facebook (831) 636-4325

San Benito County Office of Emergency Services   Facebook (831) 696-4168

Hollister Police Department   Facebook (831) 636-4330


BenitoLink Staff