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Update at 8:30 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that the flames’ forward rate has been stopped in a brush fire burning near the Jesus Maria Cemetery in the Mokelumne Hill area of Calaveras County. The blaze is estimated to be one to two acres in size. The flames broke out in the five o’clock hour this morning along Jesus Maria Road between Hawver and Whiskey Slide roads. CAL Fire details the blaze is in the Butte Fire burn scar.

Crews will remain on scene working towards full containment and mopping up for the next couple of hours. What ignited the fire is under investigation.

Update at 7:30 a.m.: CAL Fire reports that crews are making progress on a brush fire burning near the Jesus Maria Cemetery in the Mokelumne Hill area of Calaveras County as no additional resources are needed. The fire remains one to two acres in size and burning at a slow rate of spread. It is burning in heavy dead and downed fuels, according to CAL Fire. The flames broke out along Jesus Maria Road between Hawver and Whiskey Slide roads.

Update at 6:15 a.m.:  The fire burning near the Jesus Maria Cemetery in the Mokelumne Hill area of Calaveras County has grown from a half-acre to one to two acres. Cal Fire dispatch reports that it is in the Butte Fire burn scar and moving at a slow rate of spread. They say it is being fueled by heavy dead and downed vegetation in the area. The flames broke out along Jesus Maria Road near Hawver Road.

Original post at 5:55 a.m.: Mokelumne Hill, CA — Cal fire ground crews are battling a vegetation fire in the Mokelumne Hill area of Calaveras County this morning.

The flames broke out along Jesus Maria Road near Hawver Road. CAL Fire dispatch reports the blaze is a half-acre in size and burning in some grass near the Jesus Maria Cemetery. An update will be provided as soon as more details come into the newsroom.

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