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Update On The Ben Fire Thursday 12 PM

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Ben Fire, burning in Mariposa County, is now reported at 630 acres with 30 percent containment.

There are currently 325 personnel assigned to the incident, including 30 engines, 20 crews, 9 dozers, 7 water tenders, 2 air tankers and 3 helicopters.

Fire suppression resources both on the the ground and in the air continue to construct and improve containment lines around the perimeter.

No structures are threatened at this time, and no evacuations have been ordered.

No injuries to firefighters or the public have been reported.

Cal Fire, Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa County Sheriff, PG&E and CHP are the cooperating agencies.

There are road closures still in place at Ben Hur and Buckeye, and at Ben Hur and the entrance to the Quick Ranch.

An Incident Command Post has been set up at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.

The Ben Fire was reported just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, near 3081 Ben Hur Road.

The fire is burning in grass and oak woodland.

PCFs from various companies have been called up to man their engines and are covering stations not staffed due to the call-out to the Ben Fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We will update as conditions develop.

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