Hunters Fire 900 Acres: 10% Containment
Mariposa, CA — 476 firefighters are now on scene of the Hunters Fire in Mariposa County.
The fire, near the southeast shore of Lake McClure, is up to 900 acres and is 10% contained. CAL Fire reports that one injury has been reported.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Hunters Valley Road, Hunters Valley Access Road, and Detwiler Road.
The American Red Cross Evacuation Center is located at McCay Hall, at 2820 Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. A domestic animal shelter is also set up at that site thanks to the Central California Animal Disaster Team.
The fire started at around 3:30pm on Monday. One structure was destroyed and 100 nearby homes are in danger.
Currently there are 39 engines assigned, 13 total crews, six air tankers, four helicopters, seven dozers and six water tenders.
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