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Update: Hunters Fire Evacuation Orders In Mariposa County

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Update at 8:29am: CAL Fire reports this morning that the Hunters Fire in Mariposa County is now estimated to be 180 acres and it is 15-percent contained. The earlier evacuation orders along the 7900 block of Hunters Valley Road remain in place.

A special thanks to community news partner Jackie Baxton for sending video of a helicopter reloading water to help fight the blaze.

Original story posted at 6:04am: Mariposa, CA — A fire in Mariposa County has forced the mandatory evacuation of homes along the 7900 block of Hunters Valley Road.

There is also a hard closure for any traffic hoping to pass through that area. The Hunters Fire ignited yesterday afternoon near Detwiler Road. Air resources from Columbia Air Attack base were dispatched late yesterday afternoon. CAL Fire’s latest size estimate released is 50-acres, but the Associated Press reports that the fire may actually be closer to 200 acres in size.

Resources will continue to fight the fire throughout today.