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Briceburg Fire

5,563 Acres



Estimated 5,396 acres contained


Active for 11 days

1 County


Last Updated10/18/19 7:23 AM
Date Started10/06/19 4:15 PM
Location InformationHighway 140 and Briceburg Bridge Road north of Midpines
Lat/Long[37.604638, -119.96606]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Madera Mariposa Merced Unit

Status Updates

Highway 140 is open; please drive cautiously. Firefighters continue to secure and enforce control lines. Firefighters will patrol areas with roll out potential. Smoke will be visible within the fires boundary for potentially several weeks and is not a concern as firefighters will be actively patrolling the area.

Yosemite National Park remains open. For information on Yosemite National Park, go to or call 209-372-0200.

Evacuations: All Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Fire advisements have been lifted.

Road Closures : Buffalo Gulch Rd. is OPEN TO RESIDENTS ONLY.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

1 Structure Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

Cooperators & Personnel

CAL FIRE often partners with other agencies during extended emergency incidents.

1 Agency

Partner Federal, State and Local Agencies

155 Personnels

Total Fire Personnel Assigned

3 Crews

Number of Crews Assigned

Contact Information

Public Information Line
Media Information Line

Agency Information

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office -- California Highway Patrol -- CALTRANS -- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation -- U.S. Forest Service -- Bureau of Land Management -- American Red Cross

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, 11 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 14 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and nine helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

4 Engines

5 Dozers

6 Water Tenders