Standard Mill fire under control

Austen Thibault, The Union Democrat

Air resources were called off and structures were no longer threatened at today's log stack fire at Sierra Pacific Industries' Standard Mill. Mop up is expected to be completed Thursday morning.

No structures were lost and they were no longer considered threatened as of 1:45 p.m., according to Cal Fire spokesman Mike Spear.

"I don't see anything changing except less resources on scene over the next few hours," he said.

However, likely dozens of logs were already lost from what appeared to be two large log decks - or stacks of logs. Many were more than two feet in diameter.

Nearly a dozen fire engines remain on scene. Air crews were monitoring the wild land adjacent to the Tuolumne Road property.

The goal was to mitigate the threat enough to turn the incident over to SPI crews, Spear said.

Fire investigators have not declared a cause.

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