Lockheed fire scorches Santa Cruz Mountains

On Thursday, August 12, 2009 at approximately 7:00 PM, a vegetation fire broke out at the end of a private road near a Lockheed Martin facility located west of Boulder Creek, California.

Fanned by heavy winds, flames from a campfire on private land escaped containment and quickly spread into the wildland. Firefighters from departments and agencies throughout California and the western United States were deployed on the fire as flames spread throughout the Scott Creek drainage.

At its peak, the Lockheed fire was fought by over 2,200 fire personnel and threatened residences in Bonny Doon and along Swanton Road. CAL FIRE declared the fire 100% contained on Sunday, August 23. The fire burned a total of 7,817 acres, destroyed 13 outbuildings, cost almost $27 million to fight, and resulted in 10 injuries.

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