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Jamestown Blaze Chars Hillside

Firefighters converged on wildlands near the Golden Oaks Subdivision in Jamestown this noontime. Tuolumne County Fire Marshall Kary Hubbard says children playing with matches touched off the fast-moving fire.

The blaze was fanned eastward from 7th Street up a steep oak tree and brush-covered hillside toward some homes initially, but crews managed to get it surrounded with the help of a helicopter, two air tankers, an air attack plane and three hand crews. Eleven fire engines, three water tenders and a bulldozer also worked the fire. The fire burned about 5-acres. Crews were mopping up through the afternoon in the area along Campo Seco Road, Seco Street and Golden Oaks Drive.