Terrain Satellite
50.9 mi
SW of Fresno, CA
Last Updated:
6 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, July 13, 2020 4:40 PM PDT
Fire Unit:
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
0 Helicopters, 30 Engines, 6 Dozers, 18 Water Tenders
Dispatch Notes:
This fire is approximately 97% contained.

Crews continue with suppression repair and mop-up operations. Please drive slowly and use caution as emergency crews and equipment are still working in the area.

For more information on how you can prepare yourselves and your families against the effects of wildfire please visit ReadyForWildfire.org.

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 6 months ago

Incident Photo for the Mineral Fire

Roughly half the acreage burned in the Mineral Fire is BLM public lands managed by the Central Coast Field Office. The Coalinga Mineral Springs County Park has burned, which provides parking for the Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail to Kreyenhagen Peak. Access is currently closed due to fire activity.

This is not a federal incident. The latest information can be found at https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/13/mineral-fire/.

Public Information Line: 559-961-7102. 

Follow #MineralFire on CalFire's Twitter page at https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE or the CalFire Fresno-Kings Unit page at https://twitter.com/FresnoCoFire.   
BLM-managed public lands within the Central Coast Field Office jurisdiction are under fire restrictions: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-central-coast-field-office-issues-seasonal-fire-restrictions. An interactive map of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at: https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG. 
Please be aware there may be road closures and evacuations in effect. Please drive slowly and use caution as emergency vehicles and wildland fire fighters may be using nearby roads to access the fire.   

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Monday July 13th, 2020 approx. 03:30 PM
State Route 198 and South Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, west of Coalinga, Fresno County
Incident Commander:
CalFire Fresno-Kings Unit
Incident Description:
Fire Is Actively Burning In Heavy Fuels On Steep, Inaccessible Terrain In An Area Containing Naturally Occurring Asbestos And Valley Fever Exclusion Areas.
36.095, -120.522
Fuels Involved:
Chaparral (6 feet), tall grass (2.5 feet) and timber (grass and understory)
Extreme fire behavior with wind driven uphill runs and short-range spotting

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Public Information Line
Phone: 559-961-7102
Fire Unit Information
Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Dispatch Contact

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection | Sacramento, CA
Website: http://calfire.ca.gov/