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Firefighter Injured, Home Destroyed In Tuolumne County's Oak Fire

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Smoke from the Oak Fire in Tuolumne Couny, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

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Sept. 9, 6:05 a.m.: (AP) - Fire officials say a firefighter was injured and a home and two outbuildings were destroyed by wildfire in Northern California's Tuolumne County that also prompted evacuations.

Cal Fire spokeswoman Lisa Williams tells the Modesto Bee the fire in the Cedar Ridge area started as two fires that combined.

Williams says she has no details about the firefighter's condition.

Three educational camps and several homes in the area were evacuated earlier Tuesday.

The fire burning about 20 miles northeast of Sonora has consumed 100 acres and it is 50 percent contained.

Original Post: The Oak Fire is currently burning 100 acres off Old Oak Ranch Road around the Cedar Ridge area in Tuolumne County. Cal Fire officials warn that power lines are down in the area.

Cal Fire is reporting the evacuations of Sierra Outdoor School and Old Oak Ranch, and the closure of Big Hill Road between Bellview Elementary School and Halter Lumber Mill.

Old Oak Ranch posted an announcement on its Facebook page saying the camp is almost fully evacuated. 

-Capital Public Radio Staff

Everyone other than OOR male staff have safely evacuated camp. The fire is partially contained and we are safe.

Posted by Old Oak Ranch on Tuesday, September 8, 2015