Saturday, August 23, 2014

Junction Fire - Oakhurst - 47 structures destroyed, 3 injuries 95% contained

Junction Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 22, 2014 6:10 pm  
Date/Time Started: August 18, 2014 1:50 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit 
County: Madera County  
Location: off Road 425A, near the Hwy 41 and Hwy 49 junction in Oakhurst  
Acres Burned - Containment: 612 acres - 95% contained  
Structures Destroyed:47  
Evacuations: There are no road or evacuation restrictions.  
Injuries: 3  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Madera County Sheriff, Madera County Fire Department, CAL OES, Sierra National Forest, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CHP, Red Cross, CCC, Madera County OES, Hillview Water Company, and Sierra Telephone.  
Total Fire Personnel: 373  
Total Fire Engines: 10  
Total Fire crews: 15  
Total Helicopters: 1  
Total Dozers: 2  
Total Water Tenders: 3  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6  
Long/Lat: -119.6581/37.3433  
Conditions: Firefighters continue to strengthen established containment lines. Resources will remain committed to mop-up and patrol. Fire suppression repair continues.
The number of damaged and destroyed structures has been updated and increased due to ground based validation by a damage inspection team. The majority of the increase results from minor structures, such as outbuildings, motorhomes, and storage containers.
With summer weather and extreme drought conditions, we are asking everyone to continue to use caution, “one less spark - one less wildfire”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to  
Phone Numbers  (559) 658-2560 (xt 115 Junction Fire Information Line)