- Incident Name: Mineral, west of Coalinga, Fresno County
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: FKU
- Size (acres): 7,050
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: August 18, 2016
- Personnel: 854
- Structures Destroyed: 2
Mineral, Fresno-Kings Unit, Cal Fire. Cal Fire IMT 1 (Gouvea). Nine miles southwest of Coalinga, CA. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior.
August 16, 2016 at 7:07 AM
Fire activity remained minimal throughout the day. Steep and rugged terrain makes access challenging for firefighters but continue to work towards full containment. Crews are also working to repair any damaged roads and trails due to fire suppression efforts.
August 14, 2016 at 10:13 AM
Fire activity remained minimal throughout the night. Hotter and drier conditions are expected during the day and throughout the weekend as firefighters continue to mop up and improve containment lines.
August 13, 2016 at 9:58 AM
Fire activity was minimal and limited to brush within the interior of the fire perimeter. Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol areas within the containment lines. Steep and rugged terrain remain a challenge for firefighters.
August 12, 2016 at 7:36 AM
Fire activity continues to be active within the fire perimeter as firefighters worked aggressively throughout the evening to improve containment lines. High temperatures and low humidity are expected throughout the weekend. The public is urged to stay vigilant for any changes in fire conditions.
August 11, 2016 at 8:12 AM
Fire behavior continues to be active with multiple uphill runs. Steep terrain makes access challenging for emergency crews. Firefighters continue burning operations to improve containment lines.
An Evacuation Order is in place for Coalinga Mineral Springs Road.
An Evacuation Warning is in place for residents in the Los Gatos Canyon area between San Benito County Line and Derrick.
Red Cross Evacuation Center has been set up at West Hills College, 300 W. Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA.
For Large and Small Animal Evacuation assistance, call 559-433-9663.
August 9, 2016 at 12:54 PM
Per Fresno County Sheriff: Cal Fire crews are battling a grass fire in the area of Highway 198 and Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, west of the city of Coalinga.
Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting firefighters and have issued evacuation orders to the owners of six homes in the fire zone. Two families have chosen to evacuate, the other four homeowners have decided to stay on their property.
Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, north of Highway 198 is closed to all motorists until further notice.
The Red Cross has established a shelter for families in the gym of West Hills College Coalinga, which is located at 300 W. Cherry Lane.
Anyone needing assistance with transporting large animals should contact the Central California Animal Disaster Team at (559) 433-9663.