Firefighters battle 50K-acre Mosquito Fire

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The Mosquito Fire flared up on Tuesday, spreading towards the town of Foresthill. Firefighters are combating the fire to keep it from reaching infrastructures. 

The fire is now estimated to be 50,330 acres and is 25% contained. According to officials, 3,052 people are battling this massive fire. 

The Mosquito Fire started next to the Oxbow Reservoir in Placer on September 6. It quickly spread in dense brush and steep terrain. 

El Dorado County spokesperson says 46 structures have been burned, and almost 6,000 people have been evacuated. 

Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of targeting the community. 

A new evacuation order was issued on Tuesday for the Stumpy Meadows area. 

Firefighters are challenged by steep terrain, dense brush, and high temperatures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.