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Croy Fire Contained

Firefighters contained the 31-hundred wildfire in the Santa Cruz mountains Saturday night. The Croy fire destroyed 31 homes and outbuildings. A California Department of Forestry spokesman says crews hope to have the fire extinguished by October 11th. The fire, one of the area┬┤s largest in decades, cost almost 7.5 million dollars to fight. Investigators believe the blaze began Monday in a trailer home along the eastern side of the mountains. Law enforcement officials known the rural area as a frequent dumping ground for the remains of methamphetamine labs. Agents from the Bureau of Narcotics are investigating. Higher humidity and cooler weather helped crews gain the upper hand. The area about 20 miles south of San Jose is characterized by hot, dry summers.