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Update: Crash And Fire In Tuolumne County

Update at 4:30 p.m.: The CHP reports both Highway 108 and 49 have reopened after being closed for about 2 1/2 hours due to the solo fiery crash. Further details on the crash and vegetation fire are below.

Update at 4 p.m.: The CHP reports one lane from the Montezuma Junction to Simms Road along Highway 108 and 49 has reopened after the entire stretch had been closed for more than two hours. Further details on the fiery wreck are below.

Update at 3:15 p.m.: The solo-vehicle involved in the fiery rollover crash is a Ford Fusion, according to the CHP. Highway 49 at Simms Road to Highway 108 at the Montezuma Junction remain closed as investigators are surveying the scene. Further details on the wreck are below.

Update at 3 p.m.: New details on a solo-vehicle rollover crash near the Montezuma Junction on Highway 49 between Chinese Camp and Jamestown.

Originally, the CHP reported that one person was pulled from the vehicle that was engulfed in flames and was flown from the scene. However,  they are now relaying that the medi-flight was grounded due to smoke in the area. A total of five people were taken by ground ambulances to Adventist Health Sonora as major injuries are reported in the crash.

Sections of Highway 108/49 remain shutdown, which is backing up traffic in the area. To view further details on the closure and a vegetation fire sparked by the flames view below.

Update at 2:15 pm.: The CHP is reporting major injuries in the solo-vehicle rollover crash near the Montezuma Junction in the Jamestown area. One person was pulled from the vehicle that was engulfed in flames and was flown from the scene. A sections of Highway 49 has been shutdown, which is backing up traffic in the area. Further details on the crash that ignited a grass fire are below.

Update at 2 p.m.: Emergency and fire crews are on the scene of a solo-vehicle rollover  crash near the Montezuma Junction that has shutdown Highway 49.

The CHP details that Highway 49 is closed at Simms Road to Highway 108 at the junction. CHP dispatch tells Clarke Broadcasting that the vehicle burst into flames and one person was pulled from it. There is no word on their condition but an air ambulance has been called to the scene.

Additionally, the flames spread to grass in a nearby field but aircraft and ground crews were able to stop the forward rate of spread quickly at a half acre, according to CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore. We’ll bring you more details as soon as they come into the newsroom.

Original post at 1:30 p.m.: Jamestown, CA — Emergency crews are heading to a crash near the Montezuma Junction between Chinese Camp and Jamestown in  Tuolumne County.

The wreck is on Highway 49. The CHP relays that a vehicle is on fire and one person is trapped inside. Additionally, the flames have spread to grass in a nearby field so aircraft and fire crews have been called to the scene.  There is no word on the fire’s size or injuries. We’ll bring you more details as soon as they come into the newsroom.

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Highway 49 near Montezuma Junction

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Highway 49 near Montezuma Junction 37.899389, -120.452327 Highway 49/108 at Montezuma Junction near Jamestown (Directions)