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Near Full Containment On Briceburg Fire

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Midpines, CA — Officials have now gained 97-percent containment on a 5,563 acre wildfire that ignited earlier this month in Mariposa County.

The Briceburg Fire destroyed one structure and thankfully there have been no injuries.

CAL Fire reports, “Firefighters continue to secure and enforce control lines. Firefighters will patrol areas with roll-out potential. Smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area.”

While there were over 1,000 firefighters assigned to the incident about a week ago, the number has dropped to 155. There are no longer any air resources battling the blaze. The cause of the fire, which started on October 6, is still under investigation.

October 6th Briceburg fire starts
October 7th grows to 550 acres
October 8th 1,200 acre update, Highway 140 is closed
October 9th 4,400 acre update
October 10th 25% containment update
October 11th 4,905 acre update
October 12th map, 5,190 acres
October 14th 80% containment update
October 15th 5,563 acre update
October 24th full containment