Update: Fire In Tuolumne County near Keystone Contained
Vegetation Fire along J-59 and Highway 108 in the Keystone area of Tuolumne County
Update at 5:05 p.m.: The CHP reports that all the closed roadways listed below have reopened.
Update at 4:15 p.m.: CAL Fire reports that firefighters have contained the Springs Fire burning along J-59/La Grange Road near the Highway 108 intersection just south of Green Springs Road in the Keystone area of Tuolumne County. They said that the estimated size of the blaze is 35 acres. The flames spread to a home and a resident was evacuated before it was fully engulfed.
These roadways remain closed: J-59 at the Highway 108 intersection, Green Springs Road at the Highway 108 and J-59 intersections; and J-59 at Red Hills Road. The CHP hopes to have these roadways open in this hour. Highway 108 is not impacted and traffic is moving freely.
Crews will be on the scene for the next hour, mopping up.
Update at 3:55 p.m.: CAL Fire has dubbed this blaze the “Springs Fire.” It is burning along J-59/La Grange Road near the Highway 108 intersection just south of Green Springs Road in the Keystone area of Tuolumne County. The fire has grown to an estimated 30 acres and is still moving at a moderate rate of spread. CAL Fire reports one home is fully engulfed in flames and the resident has been evacuated. There are no other evacuations or homes threatened.
The CHP has shut down these roadways: J-59 at the Highway 108 intersection, Green Springs Road at Highway 108 and J-59 intersections, and J-59 at Red Hills Road. Highway 108 is not impacted.
Original post at 3:25 p.m.: Keystone, CA — Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire along J-59/La Grange Road in Tuolumne County.
A large plume of smoke can be seen rising into the sky near Keystone. CAL Fire reports the flames broke out in grass near the Highway 108 intersection just south of Green Springs Road. One house is threatened and is being evacuated. There is no word on any other evacuations. The fire is estimated at an acre in size, and the flames are moving at a moderate rate of spread. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.