Erratic Winds A Hurdle for Crews Battling Hunters Fire

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MARIPOSA COUNTY-

Erratic winds fueled the quickly-spreading Hunters Fire in Mariposa County.

By 7:15 Tuesday night, the fire had spread 1,300 acres and consumed three buildings – including two unoccupied homes.

The fire’s expected path takes it over a ridge into a less-populated area, but firefighters worry the wind could change that.

Five people were injured since the fire began Monday, including one inmate firefighter who reportedly had a laceration from a chainsaw.

The fire remained at 20 percent containment Tuesday night.

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