Wildfire Breaks Out at UC Santa Cruz

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    A wildfire at UC Santa Cruz burned a grove of redwood trees.

    A wildfire on the campus of UC Santa Cruz has damaged a grove of redwood trees.

    It took firefighters six hours to put out the fire at an open area near Heller Drive and Meyer Drive.

    It was reported at about 3 a.m. this morning.

    The fire burned about an acre of cut grass before spreading into a grove of redwood trees, some of them about 90-feet tall.

    There was no damage to any buildings, and no one was hurt.

    Investigators said they think a campfire on the ground or in a hollowed-out tree stump may be to blame.