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Groveland Fire Burns Towards Ferretti Road

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The fire near Groveland continues to spread.

The latest statistic on acreage burned remains at 75 acres.

It´s burning between Smith Flat and Groveland, on Big Creek Shaft Road, it´s burning in very heavy timber.

A tall column of smoke is also visible, from as far away as Sonora.

News director Joseph Kreiss is at the scene, and says the blaze is moving southeast towards Ferretti Road, which worries firefighters, since there are residences in the area which may become threatened.

Fire department helicopters and air tankers are trying to get in and drop fire retardant, but the closest refilling station is in Porterville, since the Columbia Air Attack base has not yet become operational.