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Mariposa County, CA – Fire crews have extinguished the Gaines Fire burning in Mariposa County since last Friday.

CAL Fire reports that the fire is 100-percent contained and its final estimated size grew 367 acres to 1,667.

The flames broke out around 1 p.m. in the area of Mount Gaines Road near Bear Valley Road in Bear Valley and Columbia aircraft were called to assist in battling the fire, as detailed here. The flames initially threatened 20 structures, but none were damaged in the fire. A fire advisement was issued to the area alerting residents to possible evacuations, however, none had to be ordered.

CAL Fire reported that the heat during the day and rough terrain created challenges for firefighters on the ground, but the cooler temps and high humidity overnight helped crews get a handle on the blaze.

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