WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nearly 1,000 firefighters are working to contain a blaze in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, and officials say they made good progress overnight.
The wildfire in the rugged area north of Santa Cruz began around 3 a.m. Sunday and has forced the evacuation of about 85 homes. Fueled by high winds, the fire grew to about 600 acres by nightfall, destroying a trailer and two outbuildings, and was 20 percent contained.
The flames are burning in the same place where a wildfire scorched 4,200 acres last May.
State Fire Battalion Chief Jim Crawford says officials still are evaluating Monday morning's containment numbers.
Crawford says two firefighters have suffered minor injuries.