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Update at 11:15 a.m.: Air and ground resources have stopped the forward progress on the Knight Fire burning eight miles north of Twain Harte on the Stanislaus National Forest. Forest spokesperson Ben Cossel reports the fire has been mapped at 5.4 acres. He added that crews will work towards full containment while mopping up. What ignited the blaze is under investigation, as law enforcement and fire investigators were on the scene earlier.

Update at 10 a.m.: Fire crews have made much progress on the estimated 3 to 5-acre Knight Fire that broke out early this morning, burning eight miles north of Twain Harte on the Stanislaus National Forest. Helicopter 404 has been called off the scene.

Update at 8:35 a.m.: Fire crews are getting a handle on the estimated 3 to 5-acre Knight Fire, burning eight miles north of Twain Harte on the Stanislaus National Forest. Forest spokesperson Ben Cossel updates Clarke Broadcasting that good progress has been made on stopping forward fire movement. A hose lay has been established on the right (east) flank, and crews are starting to hook the left (west) flank. He added that they are keeping the helicopters, and Air Attack is responding while the air tankers are holding.

Update at 8:00 a.m.: Fire crews continue to battle the Knight Fire, burning eight miles north of Twain Harte on the Stanislaus National Forest. Additional resources have been requested, including an additional two hand crews and a full air response. Law Enforcement and fire investigators are currently on the scene. The fire is estimated to be holding at an estimated 3 to 5 acres.

Update at 7:20 a.m.: Fire crews continue to work the Knight Fire, burning eight miles north of Twain Harte on the Stanislaus National Forest. Forest spokesperson Ben Cossel reports the blaze is estimated at 3 to 5 acres and burning at a slow rate of spread. He added, “Flames lengths are estimated at one to two feet, and the fire is burning down a slope with a road at the head of the fire. There are currently two structures at risk, but there are no evacuation orders at this time.”

The flames broke out around 4:40 a.m. near Forest Service Road 4N01A and Tiffany Lane, in the vicinity of Knight Creek in the Jupiter area of Tuolumne County. Resources on scene include five engines, two hand crews, two water tenders, one dozer, and aircraft resources.

Original post at 6:15 a.m.: Jupiter, CA — Air and ground resources are battling what has been dubbed the “Knight Fire” and is burning eight miles north of Twain Harte on the Stanislaus National Forest.

The blaze broke out around 4:40 a.m. on Forest Route 4N01A west of Tiffany Lane in the Jupiter area of Tuolumne County. The fire is currently estimated at three acres in size and holding, with no containment, according to fire officials. There is no word on whether any structures are threatened or the flames’ rate of spread. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

 

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