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Cal Fire: CZU Lightning Complex Fires now extinguished, no danger of re-ignition

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County officials wrote in a tweet, "Great news! @CALFIRECZU has determined that the #CZULightningFire has been fully extinguished and is at no risk of reigniting. Fire now deemed 'controlled.' Thank you!"

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Cal Fire said there is no longer a risk that the CZU Lightning Complex Fires will reignite.

The agency said the fire is now controlled and extinguished.

"We were at a point where we felt comfortable calling it controlled. We had finished mitigating most of the fire suppression activities," said Unit Chief Ian Larkin.

The fires burned 86,509 acres in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties earlier this year. The complex was considered fully contained on Sept. 22.

The fires destroyed 1,490 structures, mainly in Santa Cruz County, and damaged 140 others. One person died.

Santa Cruz County / Top Stories / Wildfires

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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