2012-06-07 / Front Page

Fire shuts down Hornitos Road

Jill Ballinger/GAZETTE EDITOR

A wildland fire burning near Hornitos has forced the closure of Hornitos Road from Mt. Gaines Road to Old Toll Road. Old Toll Road is now closed at Pendola Garden Road to all traffic except emergency vehicles. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office is currently issuing advisements to residents on Old Toll Road. Evacuations have not been ordered. At last unofficial report, the fire had burned about 300 acres and was spreading at a "moderate" rate. Gazette Publisher Dan Tucker is on scene. Updates will be provided as soon as they become available.

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