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Eastern Madera County fires fully contained. Smoky conditions remain

The Redinger and Castle Fires near North Fork have been fully contained, fire officials reported Wednesday.

Alex Olow, spokesperson for the Sierra National Forest, said the Redinger Fire was held to 170 acres and was 100 percent contained at 4:30 p.m. The Castle Fire burned 7.5 acres and was also 100 percent contained.

Some areas remain in a “mop up” phase.

The two fires were sparked late Monday night along Mammoth Road and are on Sierra National Forest grounds. Their causes still remain under investigation.

Olow said previous reports of the two fires being 200 acres were due to inaccurate mapping.

No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported, but Olow said residents should be aware that there will be smoky conditions in the area.

“Once they gain more containment, those conditions will improve,” Olow said.

At the fires’ height, 140 personnel assigned to the blazes, including 13 fire engines, three water tenders, four hand crews, two bulldozers and a helicopter.

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