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Gold Rush Fire Stopped But Not Contained

San Andreas, CA — The CAL FIRE Emergency Command Center reports the 66 acre Gold Rush fire has been stopped but is not considered contained at this hour.

Communications Operator Maryjo Boone says two strike teams of engines and two strike teams of crews remain on site. They will be replaced with fresh crews later this morning. Two local water tenders remain on scene this morning.

No structures have been damaged and no evacuations were ordered. Hwy 49 was closed for a period of time Thursday evening.

Written by Bill Johnson