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Update at 5:15 p.m.: Fire crews have stopped the forward progress of the Meadow Fire, burning near the Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County at an estimated 3 acres. The flames broke out just before 2 p.m. in some pine needles and brush near the Camp John Mensinger Boys Scout Camp and Beardsley Lake in Tuolumne County, north of the Stanislaus River along Forest Road 5N07. Crews will continue to work towards full containment while mopping up into the evening. Further details regarding the blaze are below.

Update at 3:10 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that the fire burning near the border of the Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County is holding at 9 acres. It has been dubbed the “Meadow Incident.” The flames broke out just before 2 p.m. in some pine needles and brush near the Camp John Mensinger Boys Scout Camp and Beardsley Lake in Tuolumne County, north of the Stanislaus River along Forest Road 5N07. The camp was being threatened, but CAL Fire reports that crews were able to keep the flames from jumping a roadway and that threat has been mitigated. 

Update at 2:37 p.m.:  Firefighters are battling a wildland fire bordering the StanislausNational Forest in Tuolumne County.

CAL Fire reports the flames are near the Camp John Mensinger Boys Scout Camp and Beardsley Lake, north of the Stanislaus River along Forest Road 5N07. The fire is 2 to 3 acres and burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread in pine needles and brush. Reportedly, the flames are being held back by a roadway, but the Boy Scot camp, particularly cabins, could be in danger if the fire jumps it. Additional resources have been called to the scene including a bull dozier and a water tender. We’ll have an update as soon as more information comes into the newsroom.

Original post at 1:57 p.m.: Tuolumne County, CA — Firefighters are heading to a report of a vegetation fire near the Stanislaus National Forest.

CAL Fire reports the flames are near the Camp John Mensinger Boys Scout Camp and Beardsley Lake in Tuolumne County, north of the Stanislaus River. There are no further details regarding the fire’s size, rate of spread, or whether any structures are threatened. We’ll have an update as soon as more information comes into the newsroom.

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