Briceburg Fire Grows to 4,900 Acres

 

UPDATE: 10/10/19 6:37 a.m.

The Briceburg Fire is now 4,900 acres with 25% containment.

Cal Fire says one structure was destroyed in the fire.

 

UPDATE: 10/9/19 6:40 a.m.

The Briceburg Fire is now 4,400 acres with 15% containment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The fire started Sunday at Highway 140. The Highway 140 entrance into Yosemite National Park remains closed, but Yosemite National Park is open.

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UPDATE: 10/8/19 6:40 p.m. – The Briceburg fire burning in Mariposa County is now 2,000 acres and remains 10% contained, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuation orders in place.

Briceburg Fire Community Meeting

Fire officials in cooperation with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, and California Highway Patrol will be hosting a community meeting Tuesday,October 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the park at Mariposa County Fire Station #21, located at 6362 Highway 140 in Midpines.

The Briceburg Fire started Sunday at Highway 140 and Briceburg Bridge Road north of Midpines.

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UPDATE: 10/8/19 8:25 a.m.

The Briceburg Fire is now 800 acres with 10% containment.

Highway 140 remains closed as of Tuesday morning.

Evacuation orders are in place for Briceburg campground.

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UPDATE: A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued because of the Briceburg Fire, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.

The evacuation order applies to both sides of Highway 140, from the Octagon to Buffalo Gulch Rd.

This includes the Bug Hostel area and all of Buffalo Gulch Road.

A Red Cross Evacuation Center has been established at the New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Rd.