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Oakwood Fire in O’Neals chars 1,431 acres, nears full containment

A photo of the Oakwood Fire, near Highway 41 and Road 209 in O’Neals, posted on Saturday, June 10.
A photo of the Oakwood Fire, near Highway 41 and Road 209 in O’Neals, posted on Saturday, June 10. Submitted photo

The Oakwood Fire near Highway 41 and Road 209 in O’Neals burned 1,431 acres and was 95% contained early Tuesday morning, Cal Fire spokeswoman Jaime Williams said.

Williams, with the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, said the fire was near the Rocky Cut area of Highway 41.

The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Williams said, and the cause is under investigation. All forward progress of the blaze was stopped around 8 p.m. that day.

No structures were lost, but one was threatened.

Editor’s note: Williams initially said the Oakwood Fire was 1,450 acres, similar to numbers given on Monday, but later corrected that figure from 1,450 to 1,431.

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