Press Release
Summit Fire: 1

Date: May 22, 2008
Time: 9:45 AM
Release: Immediately
Contact: Dinah Phillips
Public Information Officer

The Summit Fire has spread to approximately 1,400 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The fire is just beginning to come over the county line from Santa Clara County into Santa Cruz County.

The Red Cross has established a shelter at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

CAL Fire is handling evacuations. People who need to know whether they should evacuate should call 831-335-5355.

PG&E is cutting power lines in the area to avoid further firers.

Roads Closed: Eureka Canyon at Hames, and Highland at Summit

The Santa Cruz County Animal Services Authority is assisting with large animal evacuation to the Fairgrounds. People needing assistance moving livestock should call 454-7303.