MADERA COUNTY – The River Fire increased overnight to 9500 acres with 15% containment.
There are currently 600 structures threatened with 4 destroyed along with 4 outbuildings. Damage assessment is ongoing.
Firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire while dangerous heat persists. Low humidity, tree torching, wind driven runs and frequent spot fires continue to challenge firefighters. Crews are working hard to construct and reinforce control lines.
Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for Madera County:
Apache Road to Road 612, both sides
Road 600 between Apache Ranch and Blazing Saddle Trail and JWP Ranch Road
Evacuation Warnings for Madera County:
All mandatory evacuations for Mariposa County have been lifted with evacuation warnings in place.
The following Roads in Mariposa County are open to residents only:
Indian Peak at Usona To Road 800
Oak Grove Road at Oak Grove School Road to Road 800
Stumpfield from Leonard to Madera County Line
Madera County Road Closures:
Road 600 to Road 619
Road 600 to Road 612
Road 800 to Road 613
Mariposa County Road Closures:
Oak Grove Road at Oak Grove School Road
Oak Grove Road at Road 800
There are currently 212 engines, 20 water tenders, 20 dozers, 31 hand crews with a total of 1261 personnel fighting the River Fire. There are also numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit: www.readyforwildfire.org