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Update at 4:54 PM: Firefighters are making good progress on the Phoenix Fire.

CAL Fire officials say all aircraft and some ground resources have been released and that containment has grown to 25 percent. The incident is now sized at 5.8 acres due to better mapping. They add to expect fire personnel to remain on the scene for the rest of the evening for mop-up once full containment is reached.

Update 4:11 PM: The five-acre Phoenix Fire burning in the Standard area of East Sonora is holding steady with ten percent containment, according to CAL Fire officials.

Columbia Air Copter 404 is the only aircraft still on scene along with multiple ground units. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s officials had temporarily put Cavalieri Road under an evacuation warning but canceled it and they are asking folks to still please avoid the area.

There are still 2,837 customers out of power in the Standard, Mono Vista, Soulsbyville, and Tuolumne area; 7,555 from Mono Vista in the communities up the Highway 108 corridor past Long Barn; and 1,704 between Cold spring and Bumblebee. Estimated restoration times are still listed as 6 or 6:15 p.m.

Update 3:52 PM: Tuolumne County Sheriff updates here is a heavy law enforcement and fire personnel presence on Standard Road and Cavalieri Road. Cavalieri Road is currently under an Evacuation Warning due to a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now. Again they ask for everyone to avoid the area.

Updated 3:36 PM: The five-acre Phoenix Fire burning in the Standard area of East Sonora is holding steady, according to CAL Fire officials.

Lindy Shoff reports at 3:30 p.m. that it is ten percent contained. Additional air resources were canceled and both Columbia tankers have left. Along with multiple ground units, Air-Attack 440 and Copter 404 are still on the scene.

The fire was reported just before 2:30 and was described as moving at a moderate rate of spread. Evacuations of the businesses in Standard and a shutdown of power were conducted. There are still 2,837 customers out of power in the Standard, Mono Vista, Soulsbyville, and Tuolumne area and 7,555 from Mono Vista in the communities up the Highway 108 corridor past Long Barn with estimated restoration times listed as 6 or 6:15 p.m.

Update 3:24 PM: Related to the Phoenix fire, power has been shut off. There are 2,837 customers out of power in the Standard, Mono Vista, Soulsbyville, and Tuolumne area and 7,555 from Mono Vista in the communities up the Highway 108 corridor past Long Barn.

Original Post 3:14 PM: Standard, CA — A four to five-acre vegetation fire is burning near the Standard Mill, near Standard Road in East Sonora. CAL Fire officials are calling it the Phoenix incident. Columbia aircraft are among the responding units. According to CAL Fire spokesperson Lindy Shoff, it was reported just before 2:30 and is described as moving at a moderate rate of spread. Evacuations of the businesses in Standard and a shutdown of power are going on now. She says the fire is about three acres in size on one side of the road and spotted to the other side, creating a one-acre blaze. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s personnel are currently on scene and say to please avoid the area.

Thanks to our community news partners Sabrina Reese, Rhonda Sparks, Dave Stayer, Connie Cassinetto and Karen Jensen.

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