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SCU Complex fully controlled after record-setting wildfire season

More than four months after it ignited then slowly burned almost 400,000 acres, the SCU Lightning Complex is fully controlled as 2020 comes to a close.

White House extends FEMA aid to Santa Clara Co.

Cattle ranchers and other residents who lost a combined $26 million in the SCU Lightning Complex fires can now apply for federal aid.

Region’s fires have leveled more than 1,500 structures

On Aug. 28, CalFire lifted an evacuation warning zone in east Morgan Hill and Gilroy, including the Morgan Hill neighborhoods of Jackson Oaks, Thomas Grade and Holiday Lake Estates.

SCU control burns add more smoke to South Valley air

If South Valley residents are seeing even more smoke than usual today, it’s likely because CalFire has begun setting controlled burns in east Santa Clara County as they continue to fight the SCU Lightning Complex.

Livestock owners can return to SCU zones to care for animals

CalFire and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office have established a process for livestock owners to access their evacuated properties to remove or care for their animals as the SCU Complex burns in the eastern part of the county.

CalFire: Coe Park did not hinder SCU firefighting efforts

These efforts include extensive work inside Henry W. Coe State Park, using bulldozers to cut a 60-foot firebreak inside the park, well in front of the flames.

SCU Complex is state’s largest wildfire

Lightning-sparked fires spawned by last weekend’s freak storms have since consumed 500,000 acres in and around the Bay Area and show no sign of letting up.

Fire evacuation order expanded to eastern Santa Clara County

CalFire has expanded evacuation orders related to the SCU Complex fires to include areas in east unincorporated Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

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