By Al Golub, AP
(Photo Source: USA Today)
|Telegraph Fire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||July 30, 2008 7:00 am|
|Date/Time Started:||June 25, 2008, 3:15 pm|
|Administrative Unit:||CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit|
|Location:||Telegraph Road and Sherlock Road in the Midpines Area.|
|Acres Burned:||32,063 acres|
|Structures Threatened:||4,000 residences in the communities of Midpines, Briceburg, Mariposa, Greenley Hill, Coulterville, Bear Valley, and Mt. Bullion Camp|
|Structures Destroyed:||21 Residences and 32 Outbuildings|
|Evacuations:||Mandatory Evacuations |
Various roads between Mariposa, Midpines and Greeley Hill.
As of 12 p.m. the following roads are in the evacuation area: Texas Hill Rd., Dogtown Rd from Texas Hill Rd to Schilling Rd., Schilling Rd to Hwy 49N, Michaeloaks Rd. with road closure beginning at Hwy 49N.
Parts of the communities of Mariposa, Midpines, Greeley Hill, Coulterville, and Briceburg.
For the latest on evacuations contact (209) 966-1133.
Mariposa Elementary School
5044 Jones St, Mariposa
|Cause:||Human (Target Shooting)|
|Estimated Cost:||$13.9 million|
|Resources Committed :||3,790 Personnel (1,866 CAL FIRE) |
443 Fire Engines
74 Hand Crews
|Cooperating Agencies:||CAL FIRE, Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa Sheriffs Department, BLM, USFS, National Park Service, OES, CCC, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.|
The fire is burning in the Merced River Drainage, on both sides of the river. The fire is burning with a rapid rate of spread in multiple directions. Accessibility problems due to steep and rocky terrain.
|Phone Numbers:||(209) 966-4784 or (209) 966-4785|