Terrain Satellite
Moc
FIRE
2,800
acres
34.5 mi
ENE of Modesto, CA
99%
contained
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
3 months ago
Incident #:
2020-CACDF-c57a1d32-216b-443e-bb67-87be3232bf8b
Fire Start:
Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:26 PM PDT
Fire Unit:
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Resources:
3 Helicopters, 73 Engines, 12 Dozers, 17 Water Tenders
Dispatch Notes:
This fire is approximately 99% contained.

MOC Fire Incident Entering Final Stages of Containment

All Mandatory Evacuation Orders & Fire Advisements for the communities impacted by the MOC Fire have been lifted. The agencies involved in helping to mitigate this fire have effectively entered the final stages of containment and mop up. The personnel and cooperating agencies assisting the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit have begun transitioning out. CAL FIRE will remain on scene and committed to the MOC Fire until completion of the incident.

Safety Message-The public is reminded to stay informed on current fire conditions. The MOC Fire is still an active incident. Please drive slowly and yield to all emergency and safety personnel who will continue working in the area for the duration of the incident.

For additional information on the MOC Fire residents should contact the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit at 209-754-3831.

To sign up for emergency alert notifications: Tuolumne County: www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/1170/Emergency-Alerts and Mariposa County: www.msoalter.com

MOC FIRE INCIDENT UPDATE 8/26/20 8AM

Firefighters continue to construct and reinforce perimeter control lines to accomplish full containment.

The Moc Fire is roughly 2,800 acres with 80% containment.

All Evacuation Orders have been lifted as of August 25, 2020 at 8:00 A.M.

Beginning today, August 26, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. all MOC Fire road closures will be lifted to all traffic, in both directions, including Highway 49 and Priest Coulterville Road.

SAFETY MESSAGE: The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. The MOC Fire is still an active incident. Please continue to adhere to road closures and safety advisories. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Please drive slowly and yield to all emergency and safety personnel who will continue to be working in the area for the duration of the incident.

Evacuation Center

Have been closed.

Road Closures:

The following roads are open to residents only.

Highway 49 from 120 to Black Creek

Priest Coulterville Road, from Highway 120 to J132/Greeley Hill Road.

Beginning today, August 26, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. all MOC Fire road closures will be lifted to all traffic in both directions including Highway 49 and Priest Coulterville Road.

Animal Evacuation Center

Motherlode Fairgrounds @ 220 Southgate Road, Sonora (pets and livestock

allowed)

Small Animal Evacuation

Small Animals can be taken to the

Mariposa SPCA 5599 CA-49, Mariposa, CA 95338

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Moc Fire

BLM-managed public lands within the Mother Lode Field Office jurisdiction are within the acreage burned by the Moc Fire, which is west of Groveland in Tuolumne County.

Latest Information: This is not a federal incident, and is being managed by the CalFire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit. For the latest information, please visit:   
https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/20/moc-fire/, https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/ or follow #MocFire on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRETCU.

Fire Restrictions: Public lands managed by the BLM Mother Lode Field Office are under fire restrictions, which include temporary limitations on target shooting: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-mother-lode-field-office-initiates-seasonal-fire-restrictions. An interactive map and listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG. The latest recorded information is available on the Mother Lode Field Office Fire and Fuels Hotline by calling 916-941-3155. To learn how you can do your part to prevent wildland fires visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Fire Terminology: to learn more about fire terminology, visit the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's webpage at https://www.nwcg.gov/glossary/a-z. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 20th, 2020 approx. 12:30 PM
Location:
West of Groveland, Tuolumne County
Incident Commander:
CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
Coordinates:
37.804, -120.294
Fuels Involved:
Chaparral (6 feet), tall grass (2.5 feet) and short grass (1 foot).

Planned Outlook

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Information Line
Phone: 209-533-5151
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/