Helicopter Fights Eucalyptus Fire

A patch of the hills south of Watsonville is burning mid-day Friday.

Fire crews have "shaky containment" on a one-acre eucalyptus fire in Royal Oaks, a Calfire spokesman told Watsonville Patch.

The flames are burning at 410 Maher Rd. between Aromas and Prunedale and the smoke can be seen from miles away.

The fire was first reported shortly after 11 a.m. It is unknown how the fire started and no injuries have been reported. 

One helicopter and three engines are on scene. 

In November, a fire in a similar location . 


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