8/18/16 - Cal Fire has ruled the Mineral Fire to be fully contained.  A total of 7,050 acres burned, along with nine structures (four homes and five out buildings).  The cause remains under investigation.

8/15/16 -  As of 11:00 am, Cal Fire reports 7,050 acres have burned and it is 85% contained.

The road closure for Coalinga Mineral Springs Road has been lifted. There are currently no road closures or evacuation warnings for the Mineral Fire.

The public is urged to use caution as firefighters and equipment continue to work in the fire areas and surrounding communities.

 

8/12/16 - As of 7:00 am, Cal Fire reports 7,050 acres have burned and it is 35% contained.

The Red Cross has closed its shelter established in the gym of West Hills College Coalinga, which is located at 300 W. Cherry Lane.

  

8/11/16 - As of 7:00 pm, Cal Fire reports 7,050 acres have burned and it is 25% contained.

Evacuation warnings have been lifted for residents living along Los Gatos Creek Rd. Evacuation orders are still in effect for those on Coalinga Mineral Springs Rd.

The California Highway Patrol has reopened Highway 198 from Firestone to the Monterey County line to motorists.

 

8/10/16 - Cal Fire crews continue to battle a grass fire in the area of Highway 198 and Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, west of the city of Coalinga.

As of 4:00 pm, Cal Fire reports 5,000 acres have burned and it is 10% contained.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting firefighters by issuing evacuation warnings to dozens of homeowners.  The area impacted is along Los Gatos Creek Road between Derrick Road and the San Benito / Monterey County lines.

An evacuation warning is defined as an alert to community members in an area of a potential threat to life and property from an emergency incident.  An evacuation warning may be issued when the potential or actual threat to civilian life is more than 2 hours away.  When a warning is issued, residents are being warned to prepare to leave their home.  The Sheriff’s Office tries to issue the advisory as early as possible based upon the fire's activity so residents will have time to remove their pets, livestock, large boats, RVs and any other personal effects in an orderly, unrushed manner.  However, because a wildfire can be unpredictable, the time frame between an advisory and a mandatory evacuation can change quickly.  You must be prepared to go at any time.

Mandatory evacuation orders issued to residents on Tuesday along Coalinga Mineral Springs Road remain in effect.

For more information on fire size and containment levels, please contact Cal Fire or visit its website at http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

 

8/9/16 - Cal Fire crews are battling a grass fire in the area of Highway 198 and Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, west of the city of Coalinga.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting firefighters and have issued evacuation orders to the owners of six homes in the fire zone.  Two families have chosen to evacuate, the other four homeowners have decided to stay on their property.

Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, north of Highway 198 is closed to all motorists until further notice.

The Red Cross has established a shelter for families in the gym of West Hills College Coalinga, which is located at 300 W. Cherry Lane.

Anyone needing assistance with transporting large animals should call or text the Central California Animal Disaster Team at (559) 433-9663.

For more information on fire size and containment levels, please contact Cal Fire or visit its website at http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

          

 

 


Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
Tony.Botti@fresnosheriff.org