Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 1, 2020

Scorpion Fire on Santa Cruz Island Update

Channel Islands National Park reports

The Scorpion Fire on Santa Cruz Island is 80 percent contained with over 700 acres estimated to have burned.

Overnight, 49 wildland firefighters contained the blaze to the northeast of the road that leads from Scorpion Valley to Smugglers Cove. They constructed a fire line from the road to the coast near Smugglers Cove.

A 20-person wildland fire crew from the Monterey District of the Los Padres National Forest is on standby in Ventura if additional hand crews are needed on the island. Air assets are also standing by but not expected to be deployed.

At this time, no structures have been damaged or are threatened by the fire and there are no injuries.

The park transportation concessioner, Island Packers, has been ferrying the fire crews to the island. Today, they resume service for the public to visit the Channel Islands with trips to Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island and to Bechers Bay on Santa Rosa Island.

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