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Loma Fire spreads in a remote community often visited by flames

Loma Fire spreads in a remote community often visited by flames SOQUEL, Santa Cruz County — The sound of helicopters means one of three things to people living on the fringe of the Bay Area in the isolated wildlands of the Santa Cruz Mountains: a medical emergency, a pot bust or a wildfire. While no deaths or serious injuries were reported, a second day of heat in the mid-90s charged the fire, which threatened 300 homes as it sent 70-foot flames into the air, while devouring pine trees and brush.
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