Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bridge Fire incident Mariposa - 300 acres 25% contained

Bridge Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 6, 2014 2:00 pm  
Date/Time Started: September 5, 2014 2:20 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE is in Unified Command with Mariposa County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments 
County: Mariposa County  
Location: Highway 49 at Harris Road, 10 miles east of Mariposa  
Acres Burned - Containment: 300 Acres 25% Contained  
Structures Threatened: 700  
Evacuations: Evacuations continue to be in effect for residents living in the Ponderosa Basin area. Residents should remain cautious of fire personnel and equipment working in the area.
Evacuation shelter is at the New Life Church located at 5089 Cole Road in the community of Bootjack.
For more evacuation information visit the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Nixle
Road Closures :Highway 49 has reopened. All roads into the community of Ponderosa Basin are closed.  
Cooperating Agencies: : CAL FIRE, USFS, CAL OES, Mariposa County Fire Department, Merced County Fire Department, Madera County Fire Department, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department, Madera County Sheriff’s Department, PG&E, Red Cross, CHP and Local Government Resources within the Central Valley.  
Total Fire Personnel: 746  
Total Fire Engines: 91  
Total Fire crews: 22  
Total Helicopters: 2  
Total Dozers: 22  
Conditions: Fire burning at a moderate rate of spread. There continues to be a threat to the Ponderosa Basin community. Access to the fire is difficult due to steep terrain.
Firefighters are experiencing extreme fire behavior conditions due to drought and low fuel moisture.  
Phone Numbers  (209) 966-4784 (Fire Information)