Fire crews continue battling a more than 600-acre fire near Mariposa on Thursday, according to officials.
The flames of the so-called Ben Fire were 30 percent contained at about 12:30 p.m. for the fire in Mormon Bar that was first reported the previous day, according to Jaime Williams, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The blaze is at Ben Hur Road near Beach Road, she said. No injuries or evacuations were reported in the blaze that’s burning wild grass and trees.
Crews have blocked off roads on Ben Hur Road at Buckeye Road and at the Quick Ranch entrance.
Thirty fire engines, 20 crews and 325 firefighters were fighting the flames, according to Calfire’s website. Several airtankers, helicopters and other machinery were also being used.