COARSEGOLD – A fire that scorched some 36 acres in Yosemite Lakes Park this afternoon has now been contained, according to the Mariposa Command Center.
The call came in at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, reporting a fire burning near several homes on Ranger Circle Drive just northeast of the golf course off Yosemite Springs Parkway.
10 Cal Fire Engines responded to the scene, along with Madera County Fire Department Engine #17 and Water Tender #17, a bulldozer and a crew from Mt. Bullion. Air attack and helicopters were also dispatched.
The fire burned in steep rocky terrain, and at one point several homes were in danger, but firefighters got the blaze under control before any damage was done to structures in the area.
The fire has not been called controlled at this hour, and crews will be working through the night to shore up fire lines and work hot spots.
No injuries have been reported.
A little over an hour earlier, there was a small vegetation fire on the east side of Highway 41 just south of Blackhawk Lodge.
Cal Fire Engines #4255, 4275 and 4295 along with Madera County Fire Dept. Engine #8 from Coarsegold got the fire quickly contained, though traffic along the Highway backed up to Road 200, and north for about a mile as people slowed to check out the smoke and engines.