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Helicopter dropping water on Gaines fire.

Gaines Fire: Evening Update

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.


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