UPDATE: Oliver Fire in Mariposa County

June 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The "Oliver Fire" came within fifty-feet of homes in the Ponderosa Basin area earlier Tuesday. That forced the evacuation of eight homes. The two other fires burning out of control right now include the "Westfall" fire near Fish Camp. And the "Silver Knob" fire, northwest of Oakhurst.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Update as of 7:00am June 25, 2008:

* 1,400 acres
* 20% contained
* 1,102 personnel
* The evacuations from Tuesday are still in place.
* There was a big increase in firefighters Tuesday night from all over the state.

Fire command center:

Mariposa County Fairgrounds 209-966-4784
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The Oliver Fire in Mariposa County is expected to get a big dousing Wednesday as a new wave of firefighters moves in to battle flames.

Large plumes of white smoke hovered over the Ponderosa Basin Tuesday. Low visibility from stagnant air stopped the air tankers from moving in.

1,400-hundred acres have burned so far. No homes have burned but a handful of residents have been asked to evacuate.

The fire started Sunday from a lightning storm.


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