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Highway 9 Re-Opens After Overnight House Fire in Ben Lomand

Firefighters received a report of a blaze in the 6700 block of Highway 9 in the census-designated place of Ben Lomond at about 12:30 a.m.

Both directions of state Highway 9 in Santa Cruz County have re-opened after a two-alarm fire that completely burned down one home and partially damaged a second home early this morning, a Calfire battalion chief said.

Firefighters received a report of a blaze in the 6700 block of Highway 9 in the census-designated place of Ben Lomond at about 12:30 a.m., according to Calfire Battalion Chief Cody Dogan.

The residents of the two single-family homes impacted by the fire were safely out of the burning buildings prior to the arrival of firefighters, Dogan said.

Both homes, described as single-story homes with basements located about five feet apart from one another, were engulfed in flames. One home was declared to be a complete loss and the other was declared a partial loss, according to Dogan.

No injuries were reported but the fire displaced six people, Dogan said.

The blaze was brought under control by about 1:45 a.m. and the cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning, according to Dogan.

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