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Crews Snuff Out Lockheed Fire Hot Spots

Although the Lockheed Fire is fully contained, Cal Fire crews continued Wednesday to battle hot spots that can only be reached by helicopter water drops.
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Although the Lockheed Fire is fully contained, Cal Fire crews continued Wednesday to battle hot spots that can only be reached by helicopter water drops.

Helicopter crews are focusing on an area called the Bucket, where continuous water drops rained between Molino Creek and Warnella Road.

The area that continues smoldering is extremely steep and narrow, and it isn't currently accessible by Cal Fire ground crews.

"There's still a lot of potential for the fire. The wind conditions and the weather conditions could change to kind of kick it back up," said Paul Cole, of Cal Fire.

School, meanwhile, will begin for Bonny Doon Elementary on Thursday. The school was closed during most of the Lockheed Fire, but students shouldn't notice anything different when they return to classrooms.

The principal of Bonny Doon Elementary said he will monitor the air quality and will make day-to-day decisions on outdoor activities and recess.

Cal Fire and the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office said an investigation into the cause of the Lockheed Fire is ongoing.

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