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Fire burns vegetation, eucalyptus trees at Santa Cruz golf course; forward progress stopped

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SANTA CRUZ -- Firefighters were able to knock down a vegetation fire burning at a golf course in Santa Cruz Friday afternoon that triggered evacuation advisories, authorities said.

According to a post by the Cal Fire CZU Twitter account, the fire burning eucalyptus trees at the DeLaveaga Golf Course started around 12:30 p.m.   

The golf course is located at 401 Upper Park Road in Santa Cruz. Cal Fire and Santa Cruz City Fire units responded to the fire. Cal Fire air support was seen dropping water on the blaze.

At around 2 p.m., Santa Cruz Police said an evacuation advisory was issued for the Branciforte area close to the park. Officers went door-to-door in the neighborhood including Camille Lane and Goss Avenue from Market to Branciforte to alert residents.

The so-called DeLaveaga Fire burned an estimated 3-5 acres before firefighters stopped its forward progress, Cal Fire said.   

There were no structures burned, no injuries reported, Cal Fire said. The cause was under investigation. 

Crews were expected to be on the scene for an extended period of time. 

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