Sonora, CA — CAL Fire has stopped the forward rate of spread of a five acre vegetation fire off Highway 108.
The fire originated near the Tuolumne County Law and Justice Center property. Highway 108 was closed down, near the fire, for about an hour. The redirected traffic also caused backups on Mono Way. Highway 108 is back open.
Heavy smoke was visible throughout Sonora. No structures were damaged. Crews will remain on scene mopping up the fire throughout the afternoon. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
A special thanks to local community news partners Jodi Hembree and Todd Johnson for the photos. You can also click to see video in the upper left box.
Update 3:40pm: There are 11 engines, 2 hand crews, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, an air tanker and a helicopter. Cal Fire notes they are working with Tuolumne Fire Department and the Tuolumne Fire Protection District. There is no estimated time of full containment.