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Fire Grows Near Yosemite

The fire in Mariposa County has burned 722 acres and no containment is expected soon.

1,100
firefighters are battling the blaze one mile northeast of Briceburg. The fire is closing in on the Mariposa Pines area, but CDF officials don´t foresee any
evacuation plans yet. Six firemen have been injued so far. Mother Lode residents will see drift smoke from the fire, located 40 miles southeast of Sonora, for a
while.

Both lanes on Highway 140 are open again but beware of rocks and debris on the pavement.