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Firefighters Make Good Progress On The Boyer Fire

MARIPOSA – Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Boyer Fire, which is burning in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. It is now 75 percent contained and more accurate mapping now estimates it at 53 acres.

The fire started yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. at the end of Boyer Road and forced evacuations in the Lush Meadows area. Residents were allowed to return home at 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

There are currently 24 engines assigned to the incident, plus 3 water tenders, 3 bulldozers, 8 crews and 2 helicopters..

Steep terrain, heavy brush and difficult access have challenged firefighters, and the dense vegetation will require extensive mop-up.

On structure has been destroyed. No injuries have been reported.

Cooperating agencies include Cal Fire, Sierra National Forest, Mariposa County Fire, Madera County Fire, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, the National Park Service, and PG&E.

For the full story on yesterday’s fire activity, click here.

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