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A fire in a water heater gave some folks a scare last night.

Tuolumne County fire units responded just before 11 p.m. last night to 15180 Lupin Lane in the Standard area after Ruth Duran saw smoke coming out from the walls in her home.

As her daughter called firefighters, she tried to put out the flames with a garden hose.

Fire officials say the blaze was confined to the area surrounding the water heater. Damage estimated to be around $2,000.