MARIA FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FOOT­PRINT OF BUTTE FIRE

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Front Page -

CALAVERAS COUNTY — A wild­fire broke out in the foot­print of the 2015 Butte Fire on Mon­day, leav­ing at least one per­son in­jured, ac­cord­ing to Cal Fire.

The Maria Fire broke out east of Mokelumne Hill on Je­sus Maria Road. It grew to more than 55 acres in a lit­tle more than four hours, and paramedics re­sponded to re­ports of a burn vic­tim. The in­jured party was trans­ported.

An evac­u­a­tion cen­ter was set up and Mokelumne Hill Elementary School, and Red Cross vol­un­teers were on their way.

Ac­cord­ing to Cal Fire’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, fire­fight­ers were mak­ing progress against the blaze. It was 40 per­cent con­tained as of Mon­day evening.

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