Update at 1:35 p.m.: Columbia air resources are headed back to base after assisting in containing a half acre fire in Stanislaus County. The flames broke out on Lake Road near Yosemite Boulevard by the Tuolumne River Resort in the Waterford area. Ground crews will remain on scene mopping up for the next couple of hours. The fire was extinguished in about a half hour.
Original post at 12:47 p.m.: Waterford, CA — If you heard Columbia aircraft flying overhead they are enroute to assist firefighters in battling a blaze in the Waterford area in Stanislaus County.
Cal Fire reports the flames broke out on Lake Road near Yosemite Boulevard by the Tuolumne River Resort. There is no word on the size of the fire, its rate of spread or whether any structures are threatened at this time. We will keep you updated as more details come into the news center.