A house was burned down during the Crews Fire in Gilroy, which took place on July 5. (contributed by Roberto Talamantes)

Fire crews continued on July 6 to battle with the Crews Fire just northeast of Gilroy. As of 8am July 7, the fire has burned 5,400 acres of vegetation and is 20 percent contained, according to CalFire. Smoke from the fires has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue an air quality advisory for the South Bay area, which includes Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy. Evacuations remain in place in the area.

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A Watsonville native who has a passion for local sports and loves his community. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alumnus, he primarily covers high school athletics, Cabrillo College athletics, various youth sports in the Pajaro Valley and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Juan is also a video game enthusiast, part-time chef (at home), explorer and a sports junkie. Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to report scores HERE.


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