Update at 3:30 p.m.: CAL Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore tells Clarke Broadcasting that the fire is one acre in size and the flame’s forward rate of spread has been stopped. She adds the cause of the blaze has not yet been determined and is under investigation. Crews will remain on the scene mopping up for the next hour.
Original post at 3 p.m.: Mountain Ranch, CA — Fire crews are responding a vegetation fire in the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County.
The fire is in the 18700 block of Rainbow Road near Old Greek Mine Road off of Jesus Maria Road. CAL Fire reports the blaze is a couple of acres in size and burning at a slow rate of spread. There is no word as to whether any structures are threatened. Additionally, today is not a burn day. We will bring you further details as soon as they come into the newsroom.