Last modified on Jun 26, 2013

Carstens Fire

Carstens Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: June 26, 2013 11:15 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: June 16, 2013 2:12 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit / Sierra National Forest  
County: Mariposa County  
Location: Off Carstens Road, east of 140 in the Midpines area.  
Acres Burned - Containment: 1,708 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 1,708 acres - 100% contained  
Evacuations: All evacuation orders were lifted as of 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 20. Residents with I.D. will be allowed to return to their homes.  
Injuries: 1  
Cause: Human - abandoned campfire 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, US Forest Service, California Highway Patrol, National Park Service, Mariposa County, Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa County Sheriff.  
Total Fire Personnel: 112  
Total Fire crews: 2  
Total Water Tenders: 4  
Long/Lat: -119.91071/37.58202  

Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol for hot spots. Fire suppression rehabilitation to repair damage from fire line construction will be implemented. Road damage is being repaired from heavy firefighting traffic. Please drive slowly and allow large fire equipment to pass.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is available to assist private landowners with rehabilitating property affected by the fire. Fore more information, contact: 209-966-3431, or:  

Phone Numbers  (209) 966-1133 (Recorded evacuation/emergency services) 

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