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07 Jul 2020 | 04:21 PM UTC

US: Homes evacuated as emergency services respond to fire near Gilroy (California) July 6

United States of America News Alert

70 homes were evacuated as emergency services respond to fire near Gilroy (California) July 6; heed emergency instructions

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/9/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Gilroy

Event

Authorities evacuated at least 70 homes as emergency services continue to respond to a fire dubbed the 'Crews Fire' burning near the California town of Gilroy in Santa Clara county on Monday, July 6. The fire has burned over an area of 5400 acres (2185 hectares) and is currently 20 percent contained. At least two houses have been destroyed in the fire, and one person has been injured in a fire-related incident. The spread of the fire was initially aided by wind gusts; however, these decreased overnight. The fire was moving in a southeast direction into areas predominantly occupied by farmland.

Another fire dubbed the 'Park Fire' burning to the east of Morgan Hill in Santa Clara county has been 80 percent contained after it burned over 343 acres (139 hectares). Evacuation orders were subsequently lifted.

An emergency response presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.

Advice

Individuals in the vicinity of the Gilroy are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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