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Tuolumne County, CA — Firefighters and emergency crews are heading to a solo vehicle accident in Tuolumne County on J-59 and Old Don Pedro Road.  The CHP reports a vehicle went off the roadway and flipped over starting a fire in the grass.  The roadway is shutdown at this time.

Update 1:40 pm: The CHP reports J-59 is completely shut down and motorists are being turned around on Old Don Pedro road. An ambulance is heading to the scene, but there is no word on injuries.  Also, there is no word on the size of the fire.

Update 2 pm: The CHP reports Air tankers have been called to the scene. An ambulance with the driver inside just left the accident scene, but there is no official word on injuries.

Update 2:15 pm: Cal Fire reports the fire is 250 acres and the forward progress has been stopped. Crews are battling the blaze from the ground and air.

Update 2:30 pm: Cal Fire reports the acreage is 287. A tow crew has removed the debris from the crash and traffic is moving on J-59 again.

Click here for a map of the incident.

Special thanks to Rick Erickson for sending in photo of the fire.

  • J-59-car crash and fire Photo taken by: Rick Erickson

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