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Calaveras County, CA — A fire burning near Natural Bridges is notably smaller in size than the original estimate.

CAL Fire officials stated throughout the weekend that the Bridges Fire was 127 acres. Spokesperson Lisa Williams says GPS mapping now puts the size at 46 acres. She points out that judging the size of fires on hillsides can be very difficult due to the mountainous terrain.

The fire, located near Parrotts Ferry Road and Camp Nine, is expected to be contained by later today. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. No homes or structures are considered to be in danger. Only a limited amount of smoke has been coming from the fire this morning. Two firefighters have experienced injuries, but the extent is not immediately known. The fire is not impacting traffic on Parrotts Ferry Road.

To read the latest update on the 800 acre Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest, click here.

A special thanks to our community news partners Patrick McBride, Steve Ryan, Jackie Donovan, Michael McEvoy, Shelly Davis-King, George Hunter, Tim Warren, A. Horvath, Patrick Mcbride, Lt. Robert Anzar, Anthony Perl, and Carey Haughy for sending in photos of the multiple fires that started over the weekend.