The Crews Fire challenge coin is 1-3/4″ in diameter and nickel plated with hard enamel on the front and soft enamel on the back. The font of the coin shows final perimeter of fire that started on July 5, 2020. The back features the iconic garlic clove native to the area. The background of the back features the COVID virus. This marks the first CALFIRE deployment of the COVID precaution fires and basecamps. The fire was in managed by a CAL FIRE IMT 6.
The Crews Fire was a wildfire that burned east of the city of Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California in the United States. The fire started on July 5, 2020. It burned 5,513 acres (2,231 ha) and was extinguished on July 13, 2020. Burning approximately three miles east of Highway 101, the fire caused the evacuation approximately 20 homes and 70 residents. One structure was destroyed, one was damaged, and one firefighter was injured. It threatened 30 structures and farm and ranch lands in southeast Gilroy in the San Juan Valley. Mandatory evacuations were ordered on July 5th, and they were lifted on July 8th.
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