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June 2, 2014

Hunters fire in Mariposa County fully contained

The Hunters fire near Lake McClure is well in hand, with full percent containment reported Monday afternoon. According to Cal Fire, just 32 firefighters remained at the site, down from nearly 1,000 a few days ago.

The Hunters fire near Lake McClure is well in hand, with full percent containment reported Monday afternoon.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, just 32 firefighters remained at the site as of 3:30 p.m., down from a high of nearly 1,000 a few days ago.

“Firefighters are still on scene mopping up,” Cal Fire spokesman Dennis Mathisen said in an email. He said nine firefighters have been hurt. The injuries range from “sprained ankles, poison oak to chest pains and a laceration,” he said.

The fire, which broke out the afternoon of Memorial Day along the south shore of the lake, consumed 677 acres. That included one vacant residence and two outbuildings, Cal Fire said.

Residents in the Hunters Valley area had been evacuated and roads closed. The evacuation was lifted late last week and all the road were reopened by Monday morning.

In addition to mopping up, firefighters on Monday were patrolling for any hot spots and repairing areas affected in the blaze.

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