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15 acre fire reported in Mariposa County

4:17 p.m. Thursday

Firefighters are battling a 15-acre brush fire near Silver Bar and Ben Hur roads in Mariposa County, southwest of the county fairgrounds, according to Karen Guillemin, CalFire spokesperson.

The fire was reported at 3:19 p.m. and the cause is unknown. Guillemin said firefighters are holding the fire at Silver Bar Road.

One air tanker is at the scene, in addition to around 125 firefighters from CalFire, the U.S. Forest Service, and Mariposa County Fire Department.

Guillemin said no homes have been destroyed thus far. Firefighters have not called for evacuations.

For more information, check www.mercedsun-star.com later for details.

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