MARIPOSA: The Gaines Fire, which began earlier today in Marioposa County, has so far burned 1300 acres.
Containment is at five percent.
There is an evacuation advisory for the following locations:
- Hwy 49 from Bear Valley Rd. to Pendola Gardens Rd.
- Bear Valley Rd Hwy 49 to Hunters Valley Road.
- Corbitt Springs.
At this time, the following resources have been deployed:
- 40 engines
- 400 personnel
- 6 air tankers
- 1 VLAT heavy duty air tanker
- 6 bulldozer transports
- 4 water tenders
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
All photos by Leonard Andrenacci.