Crews Hope for Low Temps to Help Fight Carstens Fire

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MARIPOSA COUNTY–

Cal Fire officials are saying that the Carstens Fire, burning near Yosemite, is up to 40% containment Tuesday night.

Crews are continuing to forge a line around the north end of the fire.

Firefighters are hoping for low overnight temperatures, as low temperatures helped crews make progress Monday night.

While evacuations will still be in effect for areas of Hites Cove, Jerseydale, Clarks Valley and Mariposa, about 700 residents from the Lushmeadow area will be let back in around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In total, about 1,880 acres has burned so far. 500 structures remain threatened.

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