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Monday, May 26, 2014

CA-MMU- Hunters Fire 677 acres - 95% contained; full containment expected Monday

Hunters Fire CA-MMU-Hunter .CA-MMU-8974  started as a structure fire, spread to vegetation  #CaFire 
Hunters Fire Plume
Credit: KCRA insider
Evacuations: Immediate Structure Threat Hunters Valley / Hunter Valley Rd. Evacuation center is located at 2820 Hwy 140, Cathey’s Valley, McKay Hall.

Update 5-30 1900: 677 acres - 95% contained; full containment expected Monday The fire burned two unoccupied homes, one smaller building and injured nine firefighters. Evacuation orders affecting more than 100 homes were lifted earlier this week.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Update 5-30 0900: 677 acres, 90% contained; full containment expected Monday
Update 5-29 1700 677 acres, 60%
Update 5-28 1900 677 acres, Now 40% contained, Good progress made today on the in Mariposa County. Reduction in size due to GPS mapping.
Update 5-28 0730 OSCC: 1300 Acres, 20% CALFIRE IMT 6 (Estes) Activated and will transition with Unit to assume command of incident by 1200 hrs 5/28.
Update 5-27 1730: 1300 Acres, 20% contained. Evacuations continue in effect., CALFIRE IMT 6 (Estes) Activated and will transition with Unit to assume command of incident by 1200 hrs 5/28.
Update 5-27 0930: 900 acres, 20%
Update 5-27 0730: 900 acres, 10%
Update 1930: 500 acres per AA
Update 1840: 400+ acres per AA.
Update 1800: Per Cal Fire 250 acres. IC requesting evacuations of Hunter Valley Rd which is west of fire origin.
Update 1730: 200 acres with potential for major fire, structures threatened Hunters Valley.
Update 1700: AA reporting over 100 acres with very difficult ground access

IA: Structure fire, spreading to vegetation 
20 acres. State fire crews responded to the smoke and flames about 3:30 p.m.
Location: Near Lake McClure, off Hunters Valley Access Road in the Bear Valley 


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