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Wildfire Burns 55 Acres in Calaveras County; One Civilian Injured

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 CALAVERAS COUNTY -- One person was injured in a fire that is burning in Calaveras County.

The Maria Fire has burned 117 acres off Jesus Maria Road near Music Gulley Road, east of Mokelumne Hill since Monday afternoon. Firefighters are working to keep the fire under control. It is 60 percent contained. Additional air resources are being brought in.

The fire is burning thick, dry grass in the same area the Butte Fire burned in 2015.

Evacuations at Indian Gulch Road have been lifted, but officials are still asking the public not to drive through the area. An evacuation center is being set up at Moke Hill Elementary School, Red Cross is on the way.