The Dove Fire, which erupted in the area of Wild Dove Lane and Jerseydale Road in Mariposa County around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, was 100% contained and burned 50 acres, firefighters said Wednesday morning.
The blaze grew from an estimated 3-5 acres at its start to as high as a predicted 30 acres a little over an hour later, as resources including 12 engines, a water tender, two type one hotshot crews, three bulldozers, two air tankers, and two helicopters moved in on the flames.
Previous Tuesday evening estimates had the Dove Fire at 70 acres and 50% contained, but those numbers were revised later that night, and updated Wednesday morning.
According to official reports, containment went well on the inferno throughout the night. Mop up operations and other work remains for some 100 personnel assigned to the blaze.
Handled as a federal incident on Sierra National Forest ground, forestry firefighters were assisted by Cal Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Department, and Yosemite National Park.
At around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a second blaze was reported in the Ponderosa Basin area of Mariposa County, near Chowchilla Mountain and Watt Extension Road. The location was later updated to the 2200 block of Highway 49. That fire was reported at around three acres by 1:15 p.m., and contained with water hoses by 1:45 p.m.
Cal Fire spokeswoman Jaime Williams said no evacuations were ordered for either fire, with no structures threatened. Jerseydale Road and other roads in the area may have been closed during the blaze.
At least one minor injury was reported around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday related to the fire, potentially for heat exhaustion.
Drivers are asked to exercise caution as emergency crews continue to move through the area, including on Highway 49.
The cause of both fires is under investigation.
Official information on the Dove Fire from the Sierra National Forest is available by clicking here: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4768/.