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Telegraph fire contained today, 30 homes burned

The Telegraph fire in Mariposa County was declared 100% contained this morning, nearly two weeks after it was accidentally ignited July 25 by a target shooter.

Latest figures released this morning by Cal Fire officials show the fire burned 34,091 acres (53 square miles); destroyed 30 homes and 100 outbuildings; and ended with 38 injuries -- all minor -- to firefighters.

Cal Fire Capt. Cheryl Goetz said 1,143 firefighters remained deployed on the incident this morning to strengthen and improve fire lines and continue with on-going fire suppression repairs.

The firefighting resources remaining include 22 crews, 61 engines, five tractors and 18 water tenders. During the fire's peak, more than 4,500 firefighters were fighting it.

The cost to date was estimated at more than $37.6 million.

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