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Serpentine Fire Remains At 200 Acres

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Tuolumne County, CA — The 200 acre Serpentine Fire is located approximately 1.5 miles north of the Mariposa County line.

Initial access was difficult for firefighters as the blaze is located in steep terrain with heavy fuels.

Northbound Hwy 49 has been closed by the CHP. There is limited closure for southbound Hwy 49.

No evacuation orders have been issued for the immediate area. In addition no structures are threatened at this time.

CAL Fire´s Lisa Williams reports 18 engines are on scene along with four water tenders, four dozers and eight hand crews.

Aircraft in the process of departing the fire due to darkness include one Air Tactical plane, one helicopter and four air tankers.

Written by Bill Johnson