Evacuations canceled for North Fire in Happy Valley - currently, six acres burned

A fire in Mendocino County has grown to 900 acres causing evacuations in the Baker Creek Subdivision according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Evacuations have been ordered for the town of Mariposa Tuesday due to the Detwiler Fire, according to Cal Fire.

The Detwiler Fire near Lake McClure in Mariposa County is threatening power lines south of the incident that serve Yosemite National Park, Cal Fire reports.

As of Tuesday evening, officials reported that the blaze had destroyed one structure and damaged another, with at least 300 structures threatened.

"It's already a bad morning", one firefighter said over a scanner.

Cal Fire posted a fact sheet on Twitter informing residents about the latest updates on the fire, evacuations, road closures and conditions.

The Tower and Grade fires on the Cuesta Grade and the Hill Fire east of Santa Margarita were all started by cars.

Park spokesman Scott Gediman says the fire is about 35 miles from Yosemite boundaries at the closest.

Fighting the fire is being hampered by high winds and hot temperatures, officials said, which climbed into the 90s on Wednesday. An evacuation center was set up at Mariposa Elementary School. It is 62 percent contained after destroying 16 homes.

The blaze has mushroomed to 46,000 acres (18,000 hectares), an increase of about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) compared to the day before, and is threatening some 1,500 structures.

The fire is under investigation, but officials believe it was human caused.

According to the National Weather Service, the smoke from the fire can be seen as far away as Boise, Idaho. When possible, it is recommended all citizens try to use alternate routes to their destinations, to alleviate unnecessary congestion while fire personnel work to completely extinguish the fire. "Please turn in any fireworks to your local fire department".

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