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Carstens Fire Rages in Mariposa

Posted on | June 17, 2013 | No Comments

Dubbed the Carstens Fire, a wildfire is burning less than 40 miles from Yosemite National Park.

Cal Fire says 150 homes in the area, off Carstens Road, have been evacuated. Several roads nearby are also closed off.

Video of the blaze can be seen above.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, the fire had burned 900 acres and was only 15 percent contained just 24 hours after it started.

In all, more than 700 firefighters are at the scene.

Mariposa County declared a state of local emergency Monday afternoon.

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