Mariposa Fire Update
Crews in Mariposa County have the Briceburg fire 75 percent contained after a weekend-long effort. The
number of injured firefighters has increased to 12, although none of them serious, and officials now expect to contain the fire sometime Wednesday. The size of
the fire crew has been reduced to 547 people and 7 helicopters remain on the scene assisting.
The fire is holding at 728 acres in the steep, rocky
terrain. The cause is still under investigation.