Date: June 12, 2008
Time: 4:15 P.M.
Release: Immediately
Contact: Enrique Sahagun
Public Information Officer

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proclaimed a state of emergency in Santa Cruz County as a result of the Martin Fire.

MARTIN FIRE UPDATE: As of 4:15 P.M. CAL Fire reports that approximately 700 to 900 acres continue to burn. Approximately 1,700 residents have been contacted for mandatory evacuation.

SHELTER: The Red Cross shelter has been relocated from San Lorenzo Valley Middle School to Scotts Valley Middle School at 8 Bean Creek Road, near the intersection of Bean Creek Road and Scotts Valley Drive. The new Scotts Valley Middle School shelter will be operational at 5:00 pm. today and will provide food, cots, counseling and assessment/referral services.

Road Closures:
Bonny Doon at Smith Road Alba Road at Empire Grade Road
Empire Grade at Smith Road Empire Grade at UCSC
Pine Flat at Martin Road Felton Empire Road @ Smith Road
Ice Cream Grade at Martin Road Pine Flat at Morelli Ranch
Ice Cream Grade at Pine Flat Road Pine Flat at Quail Road
Pine Flat Road at Ice Cream Grade Road Pine Flat Road at Empire Grade

ANIMALS: For assistance with the evacuation of pets left behind due to evacuation orders, call Animal Services at 454-7303 (corrected phone number). Evacuated livestock have been housed at the Graham Hill Showgrounds.

VOLUNTEERING TO ASSIST: The Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County are pre-registering individuals who are interested in providing volunteer support in response to the fire. Individuals can register by calling 831-427-5070 or going to

DONATIONS: Santa Cruz County Bank is accepting donations. Call 457-5000 or drop off.