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A dozen homes destroyed by fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

The Loma Fire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains has leveled a dozen homes and 16 other buildings over the past week as firefighters on Sunday gained ground on the blaze, officials said. The latest damage assessment from the 4,474-acre wildfire was released as the flames slowed overnight, allowing firefighters to increase containment around the fire to 66 percent, officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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