Washington Fire Incident

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100 Acres


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Active for 6 days  

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1 County


Last Updated09/03/21 8:03 AM
Date Started08/26/21 1:20 PM
Date Contained09/01/21 7:34PM
Location InformationGolf Links Road and Highway 108, West of Sonora
Lat/Long[37.962933, -120.402221]
Administrative UnitUnified Command: CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit & City of Sonora
CauseUnder Investigation
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Current Situation:

Suppression repair efforts, fire line reinforcement, mop-up and patrol will continue. Cooler high temperatures are expected today and tomorrow. A slight increase in
relative humidity and west winds will continue but with decreased strength. Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fire spread is fuel driven and does not depend on wind speed, as we have seen in previous years. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased rates of spread, spotting and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out of state partners, to ensure resources are shared.

For the latest road closures and evacuation information in Tuolumne County please visit: https://www.facebook.com/tuolumnecountysheriff

Evacuation Orders:

  • None

Evacuation Warnings:

  • None

Road Closures:

  • None 

Evacuation Map:

Sign up for emergency notifications at: https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/1170/Emergency-Alert

Disaster Assistance:

Tuolumne County OES and American Red Cross will be assisting those folks whose homes/structures were destroyed as a result of the fire. If you were unable to get to the Disaster Assistance Center on Saturday, please call the public information line starting tomorrow, Monday August 30th 8-5. At (209) 533-5151. 

Animal Evacuations:

  • Small Animal:
    Jamestown Animal Control
    10040 Victoria Way Jamestown
  • Animal Assistance, contact Animal Control at 928-287-5110

Property Damage Assessment:

Damage assessment for structures has been completed.  Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services requests residents and property owners call the public
information line at (209) 533-5151 Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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18 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

Contact Information

Information Line
(209) 754-5527
Animal Assistance, contact Animal Control
(928) 287-5110
Tuolumne County OES Public Information Line
(209) 533-5151

Agency Information

California Highway Patrol, Calaveras County Sheriff’s, Calaveras County OES, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, City of Sonora, Stanislaus County, Copperopolis Fire

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, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, 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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2 Engines

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0 Dozers

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0 Water Tenders

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2 Crews