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Mineral Fire

Unit Information

Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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Helicopter drops retardant on west side of Mineral Fire. (Mike Chiodini/BLM).Image options: [ Full Size ]

Roughly half the acreage burned in the Mineral Fire is BLM public lands managed by the Central Coast Field Office. The Coalinga Mineral Springs County Park has burned, which provides parking for the Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail to Kreyenhagen Peak. Access is currently closed due to fire activity.

This is not a federal incident. The latest information can be found at https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/13/mineral-fire/.

Public Information Line: 559-961-7102. 

Follow #MineralFire on CalFire's Twitter page at https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE or the CalFire Fresno-Kings Unit page at https://twitter.com/FresnoCoFire.   
 
BLM-managed public lands within the Central Coast Field Office jurisdiction are under fire restrictions: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-central-coast-field-office-issues-seasonal-fire-restrictions. An interactive map of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at: https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG
 
Please be aware there may be road closures and evacuations in effect. Please drive slowly and use caution as emergency vehicles and wildland fire fighters may be using nearby roads to access the fire.   

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday July 13th, 2020 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationState Route 198 and South Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, west of Coalinga, Fresno County
Incident CommanderCalFire Fresno-Kings Unit
Incident DescriptionFire Is Actively Burning In Heavy Fuels On Steep, Inaccessible Terrain In An Area Containing Naturally Occurring Asbestos And Valley Fever Exclusion Areas.
Coordinates36.095 latitude, -120.522 longitude

Current Situation

Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet), tall grass (2.5 feet) and timber (grass and understory)

Outlook

Remarks

Extreme fire behavior with wind driven uphill runs and short-range spotting