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HWY 108 Fire Contained

Sonora, CA — Cal Fire report the vegetation fire along Highway 108 is 100% contained at 11 acres.

The fire broke out near the Tuolumne County Law and Justice Center property just before 2 pm.  A section of Highway 108 from the Washington Street and Lime Kiln Road intersection passed Old Wards Ferry Road was closed for about an hour causing backed up traffic on Mono Way.

At the height of the fire, there were 11 engines, 1 dozer, 2 hand crews, 2 water tenders, 1 air tanker and 1 helicopter.  Tuolumne Fire Department and the Tuolumne Fire Protection District assisted in the battling the blaze. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Crews will remain on scene mopping up the fire throughout the evening.

Click here for a map of the fire site.