FRIDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: All evacuations ahve been lifted. There was no change on containment or acreage.
The Dinely Fire near Three Rivers was 65 percent contained by Friday morning, Cal Fire reported.
The fire had covered 339 acres by mid-afternoon Thursday but has not grown since. Firefighters from around the state are fighting it.
The fire started about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Smoke is visible from the small community of Three Rivers in Tulare County at the base of the Sierra Nevada.
About 47 structures are potentially at risk and a voluntary evacuation is in effect for residents of Dinely Drive, said Capt. Joe Rosa of the Tulare County Fire Department, which is assisting Cal Fire.
Several fire engines and crews are assigned to protect the structures, he said. A helicopter and air tankers are also being used on the fire.
A firefighter suffered minor injuries Wednesday, said Rosa, but he didn’t have details on the firefighter’s injury or condition.
A total of 560 people, including firefighters from Alameda and Los Angeles counties, are working the fire. The U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Fresno County unit of Cal Fire are also there.
The fire is in steep, rocky terrain of oak woodland and annual grasses, Rosa said. The cause is under investigation.