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Yosemite Lakes Park residents on edge as another fire erupts

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webmaster | 06/14/13

Cal Fire crews were battling yet another suspicious fire in Yosemite Lakes Park Thursday night. The blaze had burned some 60 acres in steep mountainous terrain since Wednesday, and as of Thursday afternoon was only about 60 percent contained, according to Cal Fire officials.

This latest fire, which started at the end of Revis Circle, is one of at least 14 fires that have sprung up in recent days near homes and along roadsides in the rural mountain subdivision, according to Cal Fire spokeswoman Karen Guillemin.

“Residents are upset and understandably nervous,” she said. “Crews are taking down hazardous trees today and continuing to mop up. We have 10 engines, six hand crews, three water tenders and one bulldozer currently on this fire. Six homes at the top were threatened. It burned so quickly we didn’t even have time to talk to people about (evacuations).”

Air tankers and helicopters assisted Wednesday afternoon at the height of the fire, she said...


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