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Containment Increases On Jacksonville Fire



Update 10:37 a.m. Sunday, July 30 - Crews made progress overnight toward containing the Jacksonville Fire in Tuolumne County. The fire, which is burning south of Jamestown, is now 60% contained at 690 acres, according to CAL FIRE.
All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. Some evacuation advisories are still in place. More information can be found here.

Update 6:42 p.m. - CAL FIRE says the Jacksonville Fire burning south of Jamestown in Tuolumne County is now 30 percent contained and 600 acres.

Update 6:30 p.m. (AP) - The Jacksonville Fire in Central California has triggered the evacuation of rural homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire broke out Saturday afternoon near Jamestown in Tuolumne County and quickly spread to at least 200 acres.

CalFire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said the fire was burning oak trees and tall grasses, threatening an unknown number of homes.

About 200 firefighters, aided by retardant-dropping aircraft, were battling the blaze.

Jamestown is about 65 miles east of Stockton.

A fire that started Saturday afternoon in Tuolumne County south of Jamestown has quickly grown to 130 acres and is threatening homes. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department says mandatory evacuation orders are now in place for some areas.

More information and updates from CAL FIRE can be found here.

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