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Update at 4:20 p.m.:  CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore tells Clarke Broadcasting that the forward progress has been stopped on an escaped debris fire is burning in the 6800 block of Costa Road near Miller Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County. The blaze remains 15 acres in size. Fire crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to two structures that had been threatened. Crews will remain on the scene working towards full containment and mopping up for several hours.

As earlier reported, this is one of two escaped debris burns in the Mother Lode breaking out within hours of each other. The first broke out just before 10 a.m., in the Tuttletown area of Tuolumne County but was quickly contained at a quarter acre, as reported here.

Update at 2:45 p.m.: Firefighters are making good progress on an escaped debris fire is burning in the 6800 block of Costa Road near Miller Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County.  Better mapping puts the acreage at 15 acres, according to CAL Fire. They add that both the structure threats are mitigated.

Update at 2 p.m.: CAL Fire reports the escaped debris fire is burning in the 6800 block of Costa Road near Miller Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch has grown to 20 acres. Two structures are threatened. Further details on the blaze are below.

Update at 1:10 p.m.: Central Calaveras Fire District is reporting that additional crews have been called to the escaped debris burn in the Mountain Ranch area of the county. They detail that five engines and a helicopter are heading to the scene in the 6800 block of Costa Road near Miller Ranch Road. District officials also report the fire has grown to 5-6 acres in size and still moving at a moderate rate of spread with two structures threatened but did not specify what types of buildings. Details regarding another escaped debris burn as noted by CAL Fire in Tuolumne County this morning are below.

Update at 12:45 p.m.: Fire crews continue to work on another escaped debris burn in the Mother Lode in the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County.

The grass fire is in the 6800 block of Costa Road near Miller Ranch Road. CAL Fire reports it is four to five acres in size and moving at a moderate rate of spread. They add that one structure is immediately threatened. Also, additional resources have been called to the scene.

This is the second escaped debris burn in the Mother Lode, according to CAL Fire. Just before 10 a.m., another one broke out in the Tuttletown area of Tuolumne County but was quickly contained at a quarter acre, as reported here.. An update on this latest blaze will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

Update at 12:30 p.m.: CAL Fire has requested additional resources to an escaped debris burn in the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County. There is still no word on the fire’s size or the flames’ rate of spread or whether any structures are threatened.

This is the second escaped debris burn in the Mother Lode, according to CAL Fire. Just before 10 a.m., another one broke out in the Tuttletown area of Tuolumne County but was quickly contained at a quarter acre, as reported here.

Original post at 11:50 a.m.:  Mountain Ranch, CA — CAL Fire reports and the plume of smoke in the image box shows a vegetation fire in the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County, earlier today fire crews fought another one in Tuolumne County.

The grass fire is in the 6800 block of Costa Road near Miller Ranch Road. There is no word as to the fire’s size or its rate of spread or whether any structures are threatened.

Just before 10 a.m., an escaped debris burn in the Tuttletown area of Tuolumne County was quickly contained at a quarter acre, as reported here.

An update on this latest blaze will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

  • Fire in Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County at 12:30 p.m.
  • Fire in Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County at 11:50 a.m.

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