Mariposa County, CA — Firefighters have 50% containment on an 80-acre fire burning in the Stanislaus National Forest.
The Montgomery Fire ignited in an isolated area near Montgomery Gulch, and was spotted late yesterday afternoon by air resources traveling to the Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park. No homes or structures are considered in danger.
Stanislaus National Forest Spokesperson Rebecca Garcia says that while the fire is considered only 50% contained, she points out that a dozer line has been constructed around the entire perimeter. The fire is being managed by a Type III Incident Management Team, and it is situated within the footprint of the 2008 Telegraph Fire.
The cause of the Montgomery Fire is under investigation.