Press Release
Trabing Fire #4

Date: June 20, 2008
Time: 8:50 PM
Release: Immediately
Contact: Chris Hirsch
Public Information Officer

The Trabing Fire in Santa Cruz County, which consisted of 5 separate fires, is 50% contained as of 8:50 PM. The evacuation center at the Aptos High School gym and the evacuation center and overnight shelter located at Lakeview Middle School will close tonight at 9:00 P.M. Residents who may be in need of shelter should call the Red Cross at 462-2881.

Highway 1 northbound, originally slated for long-term closure, will be reopened this evening around midnight. PG&E is working through the night and tomorrow to complete damage assessment and begin repairs. Approximately 5-15 structures have been destroyed by the fire. The number of residences damaged is unknown.