Gaines, Mariposa County

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  • Incident Name: Gaines, Mariposa County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MMU
  • Size (acres): 1300
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 21, 2019
  • Personnel: 28
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Gaines, Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. Twenty-three miles northeast of Merced, CA.

August 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Full containment has been achieved.

August 20, 2019 at 7:33 AM

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

August 19, 2019 at 6:15 PM

90% containment as of this evening.

August 19, 2019 at 7:01 AM

Extensive mop up continues. Significant demobilization occurring today.

August 18, 2019 at 7:06 PM

The fire remains at 1,300 acres and 60% contained.

August 18, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Extensive mop up in oak woodlands.

August 17, 2019 at 7:21 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff: All Fire Advisements and Road Closures have been lifted as of 7pm tonight 8/17/2019. There may still be fire suppression equipment in the area. Please drive with caution and watch for fire personnel.

August 17, 2019 at 6:26 PM

Evacuation advisory will be lifted at 7:00 pm.

August 16, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Latest CAL FIRE estimate shows the fire at 1,300 acres and 5% contained.

  • Rapid rate of spread
  • Structures threatened
  • Power lines in the area
  • Evacuation advisory Bear Valley, Pendola Garden Rd x Hwy 49
  • Federal air resources assigned

August 16, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Air Attack reports fire behavior has greatly moderated. Estimating the fire at 1,500 acres now.

August 16, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Lead plane for the VLAT is approaching the fire, they will pick up all the slopovers.

August 16, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office: A Fire Advisement has been issued for the following locations:

Pendola Gardens Rd
Corbett Creek
Gold Dust Lane
Old Toll from Hornitos to Pendola Gardens
Hwy 49 From Bear Valley Rd to Pendola Gardens
Bear Valley Rd Hwy 49 to Hunters Valley Rd

This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change. If you do not feel safe, do not wait for notification, you may evacuate on your own.

August 16, 2019 at 4:12 PM

One slopover contained with retardant, two more uphill.

August 16, 2019 at 4:11 PM

All available Mariposa units to staff their engines and advise the command center.

August 16, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Long range spotting reported, the fire jumped Juniper Ridge approximately 20 minutes ago.

August 16, 2019 at 3:50 PM

A Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) has been ordered to the fire, immediate need for imminent structure threat.

August 16, 2019 at 3:47 PM

The fire is burning at a rpid rate of spread, now estimated at 600 acres.

103 degrees, 16% RH, winds NW at 1 mph
Structures threatened
Powerlines in the area
Federal air and ground resources assigned