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Early Morning Structure Fire On Phoenix Lake Rd.

Sonora, CA — An early morning structure fire caused an undetermined amount of damage to a residence at 21849 Phoenix Lake Rd.

According to CAL Fire Communications Operator Maryjo Boone at the San Andreas Emergency Command Center, the alarm was sounded at 1:10am.

The fire was caused by ashes that had been placed in a bucket and left near the residence.

Response included resources from Mono Village Station 51, Mono Vista Station #56, three water tenders from Tuolumne County Fire Department, Crystal Falls Station #57, Cedar Ridge Station #58, MiWuk Station #77, Columbia College Breathing Support Unit and three CAL Fire engines.

Even though the homeowner extinguished the fire response units remained on scene until 2:36am.

Estimated dollar damage amounts to $2,000 to the structure and $1,000 for tools and equipment that were near the fire area.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com