Mission, Cascadel Woods

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  • Incident Name: Mission, Cascadel Woods
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE MMU
  • Size (acres): 1,035
  • Percent Contained: 83%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 13, 2017
  • Personnel: 1,008
  • Structures Destroyed: 7

Mission, Merced – Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Lawson) back to the local unit will occur tomorrow. Three miles southeast of North Fork, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior.

September 9, 2017 at 10:08 AM

All traffic control points for roads affected by the Mission Fire will be lifted at 10:00 AM today, September 9th. Please continue to exercise caution when traveling through the fire area as military vehicles, along with emergency response vehicles will have a heavy presence.

Firefighters continue to hold and improve existing line while mopping up hot spots across the fire area. Suppression repair is underway to return the landscape to as near a pre-fire condition as possible. The evacuation center and animal shelters remain open to displaced residents and their pets. All traffic control points are anticipated to be lifted at 10:00 AM today. The California National Guard continues to assist in firefighting efforts. Please continue to exercise caution when traveling through the fire areas as military vehicles, along with emergency response vehicles will have a heavy presence. All Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Advisories have been removed.

September 8, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Last night firefighters made significant progress constructing control line along the fires edge and have contained 50 percent of the fire. Approximately 237 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders. PG&E has re-energized infrastructure within the community of Cascadel. The evacuation advisory has been lifted South of Road 225. Today, specially trained members of the California National Guard have joined firefighters to assist in control efforts. Please exercise caution when traveling through the fire area, as emergency personnel and the California National Guard may be working along roadways.

Mandatory Evacuations: Cascadel Woods
Advisory Evacuations: Benedict Meadow

Road Closures:
Douglas Station Road at 225
Rainbow Drive at 225
Cascadel Drive at 225
California Vipassana Center 58503 Rd. 225

Shelter at:
Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst

Animal Shelters:
Large Animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold
Small Animals: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst

September 7, 2017 at 7:59 AM

Higher humidity and lack of wind kept fire behavior minimal overnight. Interior heavy fuels continued to burn and smolder. Fire perimeter growth was minimal. Limited access, steep terrain and heavy fuels continue to challenge firefighters on the incident. Tree mortality and dense fuel loads are contributing to isolated areas of fire activity and perimeter growth. The communities of Cascadel and North Fork, along with the Sierra National Forest, are still threatened and residents of approximately 250 homes continue to remain under mandatory evacuation orders. Damage Inspection teams have completed their assessments and PG&E will continue to work on restoring power to the affected areas.

September 6, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Fire behavior remained slow overnight with isolated pockets of heavy fuels that continued to burn. Fire perimeter growth was minimal. Limited access, steep terrain and heavy fuels continue to challenge firefighters on the incident. The communities of Cascadel and North Fork, along with the Sierra National Forest, are still threatened and residents of approximately 250 homes continue to remain under mandatory evacuation orders. Damage Inspection teams have completed their assessments and PG&E will continue to work on restoring power to the affected areas.
Mandatory Evacuations: Cascadel Woods
Advisory Evacuations: Benedict Meadow

Road Closures:
Road 225: Douglas Station Road to Lark Lane
Road 233 and all spur roads
Douglas Station Road and all spur roads

Evacuation Centers at:
Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst
Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst

Animal Shelters:
Large Animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold
Small Animals: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst

September 5, 2017 at 9:23 AM

The Mission Fire continues to pose a significant threat to the communities of Cascadel and North Fork along with the Sierra National Forest and areas affected by tree mortality.

Firefighters are being challenged by limited access and steep terrain. Forecasted weather calls for lower temperatures and higher humidity. However, the potential for thunderstorms moving into the area may create erratic fire behavior.

The residents of approximately 250 homes are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Multiple fires burning in the area are depleting available resources.

September 4, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Cal Fire Incident Command Team 3 (Kevin Lawson IC) will take command today. Fire has burned onto the Sierra National Forest. Fire behavior moderated slightly overnight allowing fire crews to make some progress. Damage Assessment Teams will evaluate the area once fire activity has diminished to the point where it’s safe to do so.

Mandatory evacuations for Cascadel Woods, Evacuation advisory for Douglas Station Road.

Road Closures: Road 225 Closed at Douglas Station Road. Road 233 Closed at Road 225.

September 3, 2017 at 8:15 PM

200 structures are threatened. Additional resources have been ordered including an Incident Management Team. Fire has burned onto the Sierra National Forest. Fire behavior moderated slightly this evening.

September 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

This new vegetation fire is burning near the community of Cascadel Woods 2 miles east of the town of North Fork. Resources are at scene and engaged. Structures are threatened. Additional resources have been ordered including a Type 2 Incident Management Team.

Mandatory evacuations for Cascadel Woods, Evacuation advisory for Douglas Station Road.

Road 225 Closed at Douglas Station Road. Road 233 Closed at Road 225.