Briceburg Fire Incident

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5,563 Acres


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Active for 999 days  

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1 County


Last Updated10/24/19 6:58 AM
Date Started10/06/19 4:15 PM
Location InformationHighway 140 and Briceburg Bridge Road north of Midpines
Lat/Long[37.604638, -119.96606]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Madera Mariposa Merced Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Highway 140 is open; please drive cautiously. Smoke will be visible within the fires boundary for potentially several weeks. This is the final update.

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

Evacuations: All Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Fire advisements have been lifted. Buffalo Gulch Road is open.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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1 Structure Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

Contact Information

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Agency Information

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

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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3 Water Tenders

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19 Personnel