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Highway 140 in Mariposa County shut down due to new wildfire

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A wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon closed part of the 140 Freeway and forced evacuations in Mariposa County.

MARIPOSA COUNTY, CA (KFSN) — A wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon closed part of the 140 Freeway and forced evacuations in Mariposa County.

The flames have already spread to 80 acres and containment is at 0%.

The road is closed in both directions near Yaqui Gulch and Hummingbird Ln. due to the Agua fire.

Agua Fria Road and Gold Leaf Road are also closed.

The sheriff’s office issued an evacuation order for all of Agua Fria Street and Gold Leaf Road.

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Rd

The view from a PG&E camera in the area shows a large column of smoke and flames rising from the hillside and the aircraft falling in deceleration.

The closure of Highway 140 comes as the Washburn Fire still has the Highway 41 entrance to Yosemite National Park closed.

This is a developing story. Stay with Action News for updates.

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