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Update: Railroad Fire Grows To 1,901 Acres

Update at 11:35am: Fire officials say the Railroad Fire is up to 1,901 acres. There is no word yet if there is any change in the containment this morning. The most recent fire growth has been to the north and east. All earlier evacuation orders remain in place.

Original story at 7:50am: Fish Camp, CA  — A community meeting is scheduled for 7pm this evening in Oakhurst for residents to hear an update on the Railroad Fire outside of Yosemite.

There will be an overview of the fire activity, and a question and answer session. The latest update is that the fire is around 1,200 acres and 5-percent contained. What ignited the blaze, at around 1pm on Tuesday, remains under investigation.

At least seven structures have been destroyed and an additional 100 are threatened. Highway 41 remains closed north of Cedar Valley Drive to the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Last night a larger Type 2 incident management team took over the firefighting operations. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for the community of Sugar Pine, Sugar Pine Camp and the community of Fish Camp.