Smoke rises from multiple fires as seen on 15 August 2009.
|Location||Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve, Santa Cruz, California|
|Date(s)||August 12, 2009– August 23, 2009|
|Burned area||7,817 acres (3,163 ha)|
A Red Cross shelter was established at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz for families who were evacuated from the area. An animal evacuation center was also established at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.
Many resources were demanded for this fire. The steep terrain and lack of road access in the area made it difficult to fight the blaze.