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Update: Firefighters Gaining Containment On Jacksonville Fire

Update at 8:55pm: The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Jacksonville Road is now back open at Highway 120. All earlier evacuation advisories are still in place.

Update at 7pm: Progress is being made extinguishing the Jacksonville Fire. Sgt. Andrea Benson of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that all earlier mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. This includes the areas of Algerine Road, Twist Road and Hog Mountain Road. Those areas are still under a less severe evacuation advisory…. along with Campbells Flat Road, Meadowlark Lane and Blackbird Lane.

Road closures remain on Algerine and Jacksonville roads. CAL Fire reports that the Jacksonville Fire remains around 600 acres and 30-percent contained.

Update at 6:40pm: CAL Fire is now estimating that the Jacksonville Fire is 600 acres and it remains 30-percent contained.

Update at 6:20pm: Firefighters have reached 30-percent containment on the 230 acre Jacksonville Fire. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Andrea Benson reports that there are no changes to the earlier announced evacuation orders and advisories.There are evacuation orders for Algerine Road, Twist Road and Hog Mountain Road and evacuation advisories for Campbells Flat Road, Meadowlark Lane and Blackbird Lane.

Update at 5:59pm: CAL Fire reports the Jacksonville Fire has grown to 230 acres.

Of note, an emergency alert via cell phone went out to the entire county indicating there is an “advisory evacuation notice,” and the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office notes that it was not meant for the entire county. The earlier evacuation orders and advisories remain the same.

In addition, the Mother Lode Fairgrounds is available to take in livestock.

Update at 4:55pm: The CHP reports that the Tuolumne County Roads Department has closed Jacksonville Road and Twist Road near the 130 acre Jacksonville Fire, so you will need to avoid the area. Also, Lime Kiln Road is closed at Campo Seco Road. All earlier evacuation orders remain in place.

Update at 4:40pm: Additionally, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that evacuation advisories have been issued for Campbells Flat Road, Meadowlark Lane and Blackbird Lane. The latest size estimate from CAL Fire remains 130 acres.

Update at 4:20pm: The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that the earlier evacuation advisories for Algerine Road, Twist Road and Hog Mountain Road are now upgraded to mandatory evacuation orders. The fire jumped Algerine Road in Jamestown. CAL Fire asks that you stay out of the area.

Update at 4pm: CAL Fire reports the Jacksonville Fire is up to 130 acres. Evacuations continue in the immediate area near the fire.

Update at 3:50pm: Sgt. Andrea Benson of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that evacuation advisories have been issued for Algerine Road, Twist Road and Hog Mountain Road.

Update at 3 p.m.: CAL Fire reports the Jacksonville Fire has grown to 80 to 100 acres. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Officials report that two homes are being evacuated and CAL Fire reports other structures are threatened at this time. The CHP closed Jacksonville Road at Algerine Road and Jacksonville Road at Highway 120 and at Stent Cut Off Road. The flames broke out on the 15000 block of Jacksonville Road near Jumper Mine Road around 2 p.m.:

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Update at 2:30 p.m.: CAL Fire is reports a vegetation fire on the 15000 block of Jacksonville Road near Jumper Mine Road is 15 to 20 acres and moving at a fast rate of spread heading up a slope. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Officials report that one home has been evacuated and CAL Fire reports other structures are threatened at this time. The CHP close Jacksonville Road at Algerine Road and Jacksonville Road at Highway 120 and at Stent Cut Off Road.

Original post at 2:11 p.m.: Jamestown, CA — Air and ground resources are heading to a vegetation fire in the Jamestown area.

CAL Fire reports it is in the vacinity of the 15000 block of Jacksonville Road near Jumper Mine Road. CAL Fire has requested that the CHP close Jacksonville Road at Algerine Roads and at the south end of Jacksonville Road near Highway 120. There are no details on the fire’s size or the flame’s rate of spread or whether any structures are threatened at this time. We’ll bring you more details as soon as they come into the newsroom.

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