At least four people were displaced from two homes that were destroyed in a two-alarm fire in a hilly, remote part of Aptos early this morning, a Cal Fire battalion chief said.
The fire, which also destroyed an outbuilding, was reported at 1:14 a.m. in the 3400 block of Redwood Drive, near The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. The blaze spread to about an acre of vegetation before it was contained at 2:32 a.m., Battalion Chief Jake Hess said.
As of 11:15 a.m., crews were still working to put out hot spots, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.
Hess said the cause and origin of the blaze remain under investigation. No injuries were reported, Hess said.
Other responding agencies included the Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District and the Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County.
Two homes and an outbuilding were destroyed in a fire that burned in a hilly, remote area of Aptos early Tuesday morning, a Cal Fire captain said.
The fire was reported at 1:14 a.m. in the 3400 block of Redwood Drive, near The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. No injuries were reported.
Crews have since contained the fire but have not yet controlled it, Cal Fire Capt. Scott Green said at about 7:30 a.m.
KSBW reported the fire destroyed two homes and several vehicles, and scorched two other homes. About one acre of wildland also burned.
Responding agencies included Cal Fire, the Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District and the Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County.
Patch will update this story when further details are available.
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