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Mineral Fire West of Coalinga Is 49% Contained



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Firefighters battling the Mineral Fire west of Coalinga have increased containment, but the fire grew larger over the weekend, authorities said.

The eight-day-old Mineral Fire now covers more than 28,000 acres and was 49% contained as of 7:05 a.m. Monday morning.

Four structures have been destroyed, three structures have been damaged, and 60 are threatened. No injuries have been reported.

The challenge in containing the fire is gaining access to it in some areas.

23 Crews Fighting the Wildfire

Cal Fire reports 1,564 personnel and 23 crews will battle the vegetation blaze on Monday.

Low humidity and hot temperatures have raised fire danger in large portions of the state.

Firefighters Surround Fire West of Panoche

In neighboring San Benito County, crews have nearly surrounded a rural fire west of Panoche that burned more than 2 square miles of dry brush and timber.

To the south in Los Angeles, crews protected homes from a brush fire that burned near properties in the Van Nuys neighborhood on Saturday.