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Groveland, CA – CAL Fire reports there is no longer a threat to some homes near the 100 acre Graham Fire northeast of Groveland. They have lifted the evacuation alert for 20 homes in the Clifton Way and Clements Road areas.

CAL Fire says the blaze is 20 percent contained. They say it’s unknown when the fire will be fully contained. There are 49 engines and 16 crews helping with the effort. 481 firefighters are still on scene some from as far away as Orange County.

CAL Fire reports more crews are on the way. They say they have released over 200 fire fighters from the Penn Fire near Murphys and are sending some of them to help battle the Graham blaze.

CAL Fire reporters the 134 acre Penn fire should be fully contained by sometime tomorrow. Currently it is 60 percent contained. One building was destroyed and 12 homes were threatened.

What sparked the fires is still under investigation.