Coulterville, CA — Firefighters are on the scene of a vegetation fire on Highway 49 in Mariposa County north of Coulterville. The flames broke out along the highway by Haigh Road. Cal Fire reports a Columbia helicopter and 2 tankers, 4 engines and one dozer from the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of Cal Fire have been called in to assist with the fire. The fire is 5 to 6 acres in size at this time. No structures are threatened.
Update 5:30 PM: Mariposa Cal Fire reports the flames have grown to 50 acres burning oak woodland. Ten additional engines and three more helicopters have been called in to help battle the blaze.
Update 5:50 pm: Cal Fire report the fire has grown to 60 acres.
Update 6:20 pm: Cal Fire reports all of Columbia Air Attack is working on the blaze. In addition, a strike team of five engines, and two strike teams of inmate, which can be up to 15 inmates, has also been called in to assist in battling the fire. No structures are threatened.
Update 7:35 pm: Cal Fire reports the acres has decreased back to 50 acres and there is no containment. However, no structures are threatened. Cal Fire reports the fire is in a remote area and crews will remain working the fire throughout the night.
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