Briceburg, Mariposa

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  • Incident Name: Briceburg, Mariposa
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MMU
  • Size (acres): 5,563
  • Percent Contained: 70%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 21, 2019
  • Personnel: 1,160
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Briceburg, Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Eight miles north of Mariposa, CA. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with uphill runs and torching. Structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

October 13, 2019 at 6:38 PM

HWY 140 from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park is now open with no restrictions. Fire equipment remains in the area, please drive with caution.

Minimal fire activity was reported Today. Firefighters will continue construction of containment lines and mop-up of at least 200 feet as well as suppression repair activities. Smoke will be visible within the fires perimeter for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area.

October 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM

BRICEBURG FIRE: ALL MANDATORY EVACUATIONS & FIRE ADVISEMENTs LIFTED

All Mandatory Evacuation Orders & Fire advisements will be lifted today Friday October 11, 2019 at 1pm..

Due to the large amount of Fire suppression equipment in the area, speed control will be enforced.

Road Closures –
Highway 140 from – 15 Miles East of Mariposa (at the top of the Briceburg Grade) to Savages Trading Post
Buffalo Gulch Rd OPEN TO RESIDENTS ONLY

October 11, 2019 at 7:24 AM

Crews worked diligently overnight to reinforce and monitor containment lines with minimal fire activity. Today Crews will begin mop up operations 200’ in from established containment lines. Recent weather patterns have helped fire suppression efforts. Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209-372-0200.

Mandatory Evacuations: Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include: Addresses on Hwy.140 between Octagon Rd. and Colorado Rd., Bug Hostel, All of Buffalo Gulch Rd. and Briceburg Campground.

Evacuation Advisory: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.

 

  • Colorado Road from Highway140 to Davis Road
  • All of Davis Road
  • Highway 140 from Colorado Road to Midpines Market
  • Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Lane, Feliciana Mountain Road
  • Rancheria Creek Road
  • Rumley Mine Road

 

Road Closure: Highway 140 is closed from Colorado Road to Savages Trading Post

Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office; California Highway Patrol; CALTRANS; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; U.S. Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; American Red Cross; and additional agencies throughout the state.

October 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Overnight firefighters made good progress towards containment. Efforts today will remain focused on fireline construction and strengthening contingency lines. Evacuation orders and advisories remain unchanged from previous updates. Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209-372-0200.

Mandatory Evacuations: Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include: Addresses on Hwy.140 between Octagon Rd. and Colorado Rd., Bug Hostel, All of Buffalo Gulch Rd. and Briceburg Campground.

Evacuation Advisory: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.

 

  • Colorado Road from Highway140 to Davis Road
  • All of Davis Road
  • Highway 140 from Colorado Road to Midpines Market
  • Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Lane, Feliciana Mountain Road
  • Rancheria Creek Road
  • Rumley Mine Road

 

Road Closure: Highway 140 is closed from Colorado Road to Savages Trading Post

Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office; California Highway Patrol; CALTRANS; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; U.S. Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; American Red Cross; and additional agencies throughout the state.

October 9, 2019 at 8:56 AM

Firefighters worked through the night on firing operations to remove fuels between the constructed containment lines and the main body of the fire. Firefighters will continue to work towards containment today. Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209-372-0200.

Mandatory Evacuations: Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include: Addresses on Hwy.140 between Octagon Rd. and Colorado Rd., Bug Hostel, All of Buffalo Gulch Rd. and Briceburg Campground.

Evacuation Advisory: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.

Colorado Road from Highway140 to Davis Road
All of Davis Road
Highway 140 from Colorado Road to Midpines Market
Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Lane, Feliciana Mountain Road
Rancheria Creek Road
Rumley Mine Road
Road Closure: Highway 140 is closed from Colorado Road to Savages Trading Post

Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office; California Highway Patrol; CALTRANS; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; U.S. Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; American Red Cross; and additional agencies throughout the state.

October 8, 2019 at 8:10 PM

Updated acreage due to better mapping.

  • 2000 acres (+800 acres), brush, 10% contained (+0% containment)
  • Active fire behavior with uphill runs and spotting
  • 60 kV power lines threatened
  • Evacuation orders remain in place for Briceburg Campground
  • Evacuation warnings for Rancheria Creek Rd, Rumley Mine Rd, and Colorado Rd
  • Hwy 140 remains closed from Briceburg Rd to West of Incline
  • Main entrance to communities of El Portal and Yosemite National Park remain closed
  • Structures threatened
  • Federal air and ground resources assigned

October 8, 2019 at 3:29 PM

CAL FIRE along with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a community meeting tonight, Tuesday October 8th at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Midpines Fire Station #21 located at 6362 Highway 140 in Midpines.

October 8, 2019 at 9:19 AM

Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include: Addresses on Highway 140 between Octagon Road and Buffalo Gulch, Bug Hostel, all of Buffalo Gulch Road and Briceburg Campground.

Evacuation Advisory: This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change. Colorado Road from Highway140 to Davis Road All of Davis Road Highway 140 from Colorado Road to Midpines Market Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Lane, Feliciana Mountain Road Rancheria Creek Road Rumley Mine Road

Highway 140 is closed from Colorado Road to Savages Trading Post.

Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office; California Highway Patrol; CALTRANS; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; U.S. Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; American Red Cross; and additional agencies throughout the state.

Small Animal Shelter: SPCA of Mariposa County 5599 CA-49, Mariposa, CA 95338
(209)966-5275

Large Animal Shelter: Contact Mariposa Animal Control
(209)966-3615

Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to nps.gov/yose or call 209-372-0200.

October 7, 2019 at 6:02 PM

A Fire Advisement has been issued for the following areas: Colorado Rd from Hwy 140 to Davis Rd. All of Davis Rd. Hwy 140 from Colorado Rd to the Midpines Market. Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Ln and Feliciana Mtn Rd. This is a Fire Advisement only, to inform you of a fire in the area. Should conditions change you may be asked to evacuate immediately.

October 7, 2019 at 5:54 PM

A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for the following areas: Both sides of Highway 140 from the Octagon to Buffalo Gulch Rd. This includes the Bug Hostel area and all of Buffalo Gulch Road.

A Red Cross Evacuation Center has been established at the New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Rd.

October 7, 2019 at 7:12 AM

  • Extreme fire behavior with running, isolated torching, and spotting
  • Evacuation orders remain in place for Briceburg Campground
  • Evacuation warnings for Rancheria Creek Rd and Rumley Mine Rd
  • Hwy 140 remains closed from Briceburg Rd to West of Incline
  • Main entrance to communities of El Portal and Yosemite National Park are closed
  • Access and terrain continue to hamper control efforts
  • Federal air and ground resources assigned