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Mineral Fire grows to 5,000 acres, 10% contained

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 18:33:24-04

A fire west of Coalinga off Highway 198 and Mineral Springs Road has grown to 5,000 acres.

The Mineral Fire started Tuesday night and is only 10% contained.

Highway 198 is closed at Alcalde Road and at the Fresno/Monterey County Line. Evacuations have been ordered for Coalinga Mineral Springs Road.

The fire is burning in steep terrain, according to Cal Fire.