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Crews Fully Contain Basin Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

The fire burned approximately 6.7 acres of land

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Crews have contained the Basin Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains that began burning Sunday at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire officials say the fire was contained at 6.7 acres just after 9 p.m. and their crews will be monitoring the fire overnight.

The blaze, dubbed the Basin Fire, was reported about 12:11 p.m., and Cal Fire posted photos of a plume of smoke coming from the remote area. The fire is in an area that burned during last year's CZU Lightning Complex fires.

Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond and Santa Cruz fire departments assisted the battle against this fire which damaged approximately 6.7 acres.

NBC Bay Area’s Terry McSweeney spoke with Cecile Juliette, a spokeswoman with Cal Fire about what challenges firefighters faced in Sunday’s Basin Fire and how they are preparing for the fire season.

Cal Fire CZU tweeted that "ground resources have been making their way in, as it is very difficult access."

No structures are threatened. Multiple engines and crews were dispatched and are trying to access the fire, and a Cal Fire helicopter is making water drops.

No other information was immediately available.

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