Update: Columbia Air Resources Helping Fight Fire In Mariposa County
Update at 9:45 a.m. Saturday: What started out as a call for Columbia aircraft to assist Stanislaus National Forest fire units in working a grass fire in Mariposa County turned into a total of three blazes in the Coulterville/Greeley Hill area.
The first blaze was sparked around 7 p.m. along Greeley Hill Road in the Diana Falls area and grew to a half an acre before being contained. Then another vegetation fire was spotted about 20 minutes later on Holtzel Road off Moore Creek. It was contained quickly at a tenth of an acre. Fifteen minutes after that another call came into the forest dispatch reporting a grass fire on Smith Station Road near the Blackstone Creek. Crews were able to contain it at a quarter of an acre.
Crews remained on the scene of the two larger fires until midnight mopping up and checking for hot spots. What ignited these blazes is under investigation.
Original post 7:54 p.m. written by BJ Hansen: Greeley Hill, CA — Air resources from the Columbia Air Attack base have been busy this evening.
They are helping to battle a fire in the Coulterville/Greeley Hill area. The fire is on Forest Service land reportedly near Greeley Hill Road in the Diana Falls area. No additional information, including the size of the fire, is immediately available.