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Update at 5:40 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that the Mariposa County fire involving about four trailers, a 4,500 sq. ft. commercial building and a grass fire have been extinguished. The fire ignited in the 10200 block of Piney Creek, south of Highway 132 in the Granite Springs area, between the Don Pedro Reservoir and Lake McClure. The grass fire was contained at a half-acre.

Mandatory Evacuations have been lifted and the area is open to residents only, according to Mariposa Sherriff’s officials. They asked those returning to their homes to use caution in the area where fire suppression equipment remains, as crews are working on heavy mop and fire operations.

CAL Fire did not have any details as to the damage to the structures and what sparked the blaze remains under investigation. Columbia aircraft and ground crews assisted in battling this fire.

Update at 4:45 p.m.: Columbia’s Air Attack and helicopter 404 are also helping to battle a fire in Mariposa County in the Granite Springs area, between the Don Pedro Reservoir and Lake McClure. The number of structures involved has grown to three to four mobile homes and a 4,500 square foot commercial building. The flames spread to nearby grass and CAL Fire reports that the forward rate of spread has been stopped at a half-acre.

The fire ignited in the 10200 block of Piney Creek, south of Highway 132. A Mandatory Evacuation is in place for all residents within 1 mile of Piney Creek and the highway. Mariposa Sheriff’s officials advise residents to use the highway towards La Grange to exit the area. Currently, there is a Highway 132 roadway closure in place between Narcisco and Granite Springs.

Original post at 4:15 p.m.: Mariposa, CA — CAL Fire TCU Unit ground crews are assisting Mariposa County with a structure and vegetation fire in the Granite Springs area, between the Don Pedro Reservoir and Lake McClure.

CAL Fire reports that two to three mobile homes are on fire and the flames have spread to a half-acre of grass. The fire broke out in the 10200 block of Piney Creek, south of Highway 132.

According to the Mariposa Sheriff’s Office, a Mandatory Evacuation is in place for all residents within 1 mile of Piney Creek and the highway. They advise residents to use the highway towards La Grange to exit the area. Currently, there is a Highway 132 roadway closure in place between Narcisco and Granite Springs. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

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