Joint Task Force Rattlesnake, composed of troops from the National Guard & State Guard (State Defense Force), have been serving on State Active Duty (SAD) fighting the Wild Fires in Mariposa County, California. They are working side by side with CALFIRE and the US Forest Service containing the blaze. The fire has affected over 19,000 acres and unfortunately destroyed 193 structures. The Task Force has been working night and day to contain the wild fire and have contained 79% of it.
Half the troops of Joint Task Force Rattlesnake that are on State Active Duty are California State Guard.
We thank all the soldiers of Task Force Rattlesnake for risking their lives to protect Californians.
Oak Fire: Crews reach 79% containment, acreage holds steady at 19,244
Areas including Triangle Road, some parts of Lushmeadows Subdivision, and all addresses on Highway 140 are now open, but only for residents who live in the area.
You can see updates and details on this evacuation map created by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.
Governor Newsom secured federal funding to keep resources and firefighters moving in.
An evacuation center has been set up by the Red Cross at Mariposa Elementary School. Evacuees are being given safe shelter, water, meals and more resources.
Address of evacuation centers:
- Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
Animal evacuation centers:
- Small Animals: Mariposa County SPCA 5599 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa (full)
- Small Animals: Mariposa Elementary School 5044 Jones St. Mariposa (6th and Jones)
- Large Animals: Mariposa County Fairgrounds 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa
- Large Animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln Coarsegold
Officials are urging anyone who needs information to call the Oak Fire information line: 844-MMU-FIRE (844-668-3473)
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