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Mariposa Fire Has Blackened 400 Acres

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Firefighters are working to contain a 400-plus acre wildfire in Mariposa County. The blaze broke out sometime before noon in the Hunters Valley area about 10 miles north of the town of Mariposa. California Department of Forestry and Fire spokeswoman Bonnie Smith says no structures are threatened.

Firefighters are using water-dumping helicopters and planes to contain the blaze. Sixteen fire engines are on the scene. No estimate yet of when this fire will be contained.

Mariposa is about 30 miles southwest of Yosemite National Park.