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Seven firefighters have been injured battling the Tuolumne Fire burning Sunday in the rugged Tuolumne River Canyon east of Groveland.

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, U.S. Forest Service spokesman Pat Kaunert did not have any details on the injuries or how the firefighters were hurt.

The fire burning in a rugged and steep area off Highway 120 and Cherry Lake Road and has burnt more than 500 acres since it was first reported around 12:30 Sunday.

Campers in the area have been evacuated.

Eight fire engines, eight 20-person firefighting hand crews, six air tankers, five helicopters and several dozers are woirking the blaze.

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