River Fire burns 9,500 acres and is 21% contained

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The River Fire is burning in Madera and Mariposa Counties.

MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Firefighters are working to contain a large wildfire burning in Mariposa and Madera counties. 

The River Fire has burned 9,500 acres and is 21% contained Wednesday morning, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuation orders are currently in place for the following areas:

  • Road 600 between Road 612 and Blazing Saddle Trail.
  • Road 800
  • Road 810
  • Road 812
  • Road 820 

Evacuation Warning: 

  • Road 600 between Road 415 and Road 612 –
  • Road 600 between Blazing Saddle Trail and Highway 49

Road Closures

Madera County: 

  • Road 600 at Road 619 
  • Road 600 at Road 612 
  • Road 800 at Road 613

Mariposa County:

  • 820 @ Mariposa County Line 
  • 810 @ Mariposa County Line 
  • 812 @ Mariposa County Line

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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