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
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
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