Incident Update Anzar Fire

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Date:
07/23/2022
Time:
7:57 AM

Incident Facts

Name
Anzar Fire
Start Date/Time
2022-07-23
Incident Status
Active
Location
Anzar Rd and Forest Rd, West of Aromas
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Counties
San Benito
Administration Unit
CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit
Unified Command Agency(s)
Size
101
Containment
60%
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

On July 21, 2022, two fires started in the area of the Aromas Granite Quarry. Forward progress was quickly stopped on the fire to the north. The second fire quickly spread through eucalyptus groves to the south. The fire spotted across Highway 129, but forward progress was stopped by helicopter water drops. Firefighters worked throughout the night, and more resources continued to arrive.

Road Closures:

Anzar Road, Forest Road, School Road

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Information:

Evacuation Orders:

Forest Road, School Road, Anzar Road, and Harlands Way are under an Evacuation Order.

Evacuation Warnings:

Properties on Highway 129 between Highway 101 and Rogge Lane are under and Evacuation Warning.

Evacuation Centers:

Anzar High School, 2000 San Juan Hwy, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

Animal Evacuation Centers:

Anzar High School, 2000 San Juan Hwy, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045