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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: River, Mariposa County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MMU
  • Size (acres): 9,656
  • Percent Contained: 75%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 24, 2021
  • Personnel: 652
  • Structures Destroyed: 12

River, Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 6). Eight miles north of Raymond, CA. Tall grass, brush and hardwood slash. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Several communities threatened. Road closures in effect.

July 18, 2021 at 9:04 AM

Progress continues to increase on the River Fire. Damage inspection is complete and the number of destroyed and damaged homes is final. All road closures have been lifted, please continue to drive carefully as emergency personnel are still working throughout the fire area. The temperature will not be as high today with relative humidity as low as 20%. There is a chance of thunderstorms and dry lightning around the area. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate in the event that fire activity changes.

July 16, 2021 at 7:04 AM

There has been minimal fire activity today due to a decrease in temperature and increase in relative humidity. Firefighters will continue to strengthen control lines and mop up hot spots. All road closures have been lifted, please continue to drive carefully as emergency personnel are still working throughout the fire area. Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate in the event that fire activity changes.

MARIPOSA COUNTY:

All Evacuations Orders, Evacuation Warnings and road closures have been lifted.

MADERA COUNTY:

All Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Warnings and road closures have been lifted.

July 14, 2021 at 3:26 PM

All current Fire Advisories and road closures for Mariposa County have been lifted. There will continue to be a heavy presence of fire related equipment and and around the fire area. Please continue to drive with caution.

RIVER FIRE EVACUATION ORDERS AND WARNINGS LIFTED

When: Effective immediately

Where:

MARIPOSA COUNTY:

Evacuation Warnings are lifted and all road closures have been removed

MADERA COUNTY:

Evacuation Warnings are LIFTED in the following areas:

Road 600 between Road 415 and Road 612

Road 600 between Blazing Saddle Trail and Highway 49

Evacuation Orders are REDUCED to Warnings in the following areas:

Road 600 between Leland Gulch Rd and Blazing Saddle Trail

Road 800

Road 820

Road 810

Road 812

The following areas are open to RESIDENTS ONLY upon proof of residency at the road block:

Road Closures REMAIN in place in the following areas:

Road 600 @ Leland Gulch Rd

Road 600 @ Blazing Saddle Trail

Road 800 @ Road 613

Road 820 @ Mariposa County Line

Road 810 @ Mariposa County Line

Road 812 @ Mariposa County Line

July 13, 2021 at 8:29 PM

CAL FIRE IMT 6 (Veik) in command. Active fire behavior with short range spotting, creeping and isolated torching. Structures remain threatened. Threat to critical habitat. Evacuations orders and warnings remain in place. Access and terrain continue to hamper suppression efforts. Federal air and ground resources assigned. ECC Support Team assigned. FMAG submitted.

Late last night, Peardale Chicago Park Fire sent Brush-57 with four crew members, assigned to the River Fire in Mariposa County. They are part of the XNE4101C Nevada County Strike Team. The Strike Team is actively working the fireline as of early this morning. Also a part of the strike team; Ophir Hill Fire, North San Juan Fire, Rough and Ready Fire, Nevada County Consolidated.

July 13, 2021 at 8:59 AM

Firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Low humidity, tree torching, wind driven runs and frequent spot fires continue to challenge firefighters. Crews are working hard to construct and reinforce control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing. CAL FIRE IMT 6 (Veik) on order.

Mandatory Evacuations: Madera County:
Road 800
Road 810
Road 812
Road 600
Apache Road to 612 both sides
Road 600 between Apache Ranch and Blazing Saddle Trail and JWP Ranch Road

Evacuation Warnings: Madera County:
Road 600
Road 612
Road 415

Mariposa County: Open to residents only
Indian Peak at Usona to Road 800
Oak Grove Road at Oak Grove School Road to Road 800
Stumpfield from Leonard to Madera County Line
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Madera County- MCAlert.org
Mariposa County – MSOAlert.com

Red Cross:
New Life Christian Fellowship Church 5089 Cole Rd. Mariposa, CA

Road Closures:

Madera County:
Road 600 to Road 619
Road 600 to Road 612
Road 800 to Road 613

Mariposa County:
Oak Grove Road at Oak Grove School Road.
Oak Grove Road at Road 800

Animal Evacuations information:

Madera County – 559-675-7769
Mariposa County – 209-966-3615

July 12, 2021 at 7:05 PM

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office: All current Mariposa County River Fire Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been reduced to a Fire Advisory. This included Stumpfield Mountain Rd, Indian Peak Rd and Oak Grove Rd.

Firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Extreme fire behavior, due to low fuel moisture and persistent drought, is a concern. Crews are working hard to construct and reinforce control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing.

Red Cross:
New Life Christian Fellowship Church 5089 Cole Rd. Mariposa, CA

Animal Evacuations information: Madera County
559-675-7769
MCAlert.org 

Animal Evacuations information: Mariposa County
209-966-3615
MSOAlert.com