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Marshes Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — The Marshes Fire, reported on Sept. 26 at 12:20 p.m., has now grown to 1,000 acres with 30 percent containment.

The fire is burning off Highway 49 and Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir. Though the fire poses an immediate threat to structures in the area, there are no evacuations in place at this time.

PG&E has restored power in previously evacuated areas. The Red Cross shelter at the Hacienda will be closed down.

Highway 49 between Highway 120 and the Tuolumne-Marioposa County line remains closed. Marshes Flat Road re-opened to residents only at 6 p.m. last night.

There are currently 850 personnel assigned to the incident, including 79 engines, 30 fire crews, 6 air tankers, 6 helicopters, 27 dozers and 9 water tenders. Equipment, crews and overhead personnel from 68 different agencies are participating in suppression efforts, and aircraft from 21 different agencies.

Conditions continue to be hot and dry, and steep, rugged terrain is making this fire difficult to access. Air and ground resources continue constructing containment lines.

Cooperating Agencies: Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, PG&E, OES, BLM, Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service, City and County of San Francisco – Hetchy Hetchy Water & Power.

Fire location — Long/Lat: -120.32484/37.79635

Phone Numbers (209) 754-5527 (Fire Information )

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