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400-Acre Fire Burning In Tuolumne County

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — Firefighters are currently battling a 400-acre fire in Tuolumne County off Highway 49 at Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir near the town of Moccasin.

The Marshes Fire was reported at 12:15 p.m., is said to be spreading to the south and west, and has prompted mandatory evacuations for the Moccasin Estates subdivision.

Evacuation advisories have been sent to residents east of Hetch Hetchy headquarters on Highway 49. An Evacuation Center is located at the Hacienda at 5182 Fuentes de Flores in La Grange.

The fire is 0 percent contained at this time.

CHP and Caltrans has closed Highway 49 South from Moccasin to the county line at Mariposa, to any through traffic. Please find an alternate route.

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