The Loma Fire was a wildfire that broke out on September 26, 2016, in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Clara County, California. By the time the fire was contained on October 12, the fire had burned 4,474 acres (18 km2) of land and had destroyed 12 residences and 16 outbuildings.
Loma Fire, seen from 9 miles away, 30 minutes after the fire started
|Location||Loma Prieta, Santa Clara County, California|
|Date(s)||September 26, 2016- October 12, 2016|
|Burned area||4,474 acres (18 km2)|
|Cause||sparks from portable generator|
With the containment of the fire, and rainstorms due in the area, concerns turned to the potential for mudslides in the area. With vegetation that previously held together the soil on the mountain having burned in the fire, the erosion effects of the upcoming rains are heightened. Erosion repair efforts are being coordinated by the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services.
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- "Loma Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains grows to 2,865 acres, evacuations lifted". www.abc7news.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
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- Gomez, Phil (October 12, 2016). "Loma Fire reaches 100 percent containment". KSBW News. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
- Handa, Robert; Ellison, Stephen (October 10, 2016). "New Problem Looms For Residents Near Loma Fire: Mudslides". NBC KRON News. Retrieved October 13, 2016.