New video explores massive wildfire at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and the forest's recovery

Almost two years ago, on Aug. 16, 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burned 86,509 acres, an area nearly three times the size of the city of San ...

July 21, 2022
3:52 PM

Almost two years ago, on Aug. 16, 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burned 86,509 acres, an area nearly three times the size of the city of San Francisco, in rural Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. The most destructive fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains in recorded history, flames destroyed 1,490 structures, mostly around the town of Boulder Creek, killing one person. The fire made national news for the devastation it brought to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California's oldest state park, first established in 1902 for to preserve its towering old-growth redwoods from sawmills.

Paul Rogers