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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County.

At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an air tanker out of Fresno.

The first unit at scene reported the fire at about five acres, with several structures threatened.

Access to the fire was off the address shown on the map below, and the Battalion Chief requested three additional Type 3 engines to make access off Woodview Lane.

At 12:12 p.m., the Sierra National Forest dispatched two engines to the fire.

Air Attack directed air resources to focus on structure protection, however winds were moving the smoke in a way that made it difficult for aircraft to see the structures.

Several engines began working off Woodview Lane to pick up a spot fire that jumped across the road.

At 12:20 p.m., Air Attack requested four additional air tankers and one more helicopter.

By about 12:45 p.m., the forward progress of the fire had been stopped. Crews are still working to tie in and secure firelines and do mop-up.

At 12:58 p.m., all air tankers that had returned to base to reload were released from hold for the fire.

The latest estimate on the size of the Ramblin Fire was about 20 acres.

We are updating this article as conditions change.

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