Nearly two dozen fires near Santa Cruz Mountains force 22,000 to evacuate homes

Posted on AllSides August 19th, 2020
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Nearly two dozen dangerous wildfires were spreading before dawn Wednesday in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains along the Pacific coast, prompting 22,000 people to evacuate their homes, officials said.

The CZU August Lightning Complex, a collection of 22 lightning-caused in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, was pushing southeast around 6 a.m. toward the community of Bonny Doon, which is home to a few thousand people, authorities said.

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