The Mineral 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 13, 2020. The back features the cows and oil derricks native to the area. The background of the back features the COVID virus indicating COVID precautions taken during this deployment.
The Mineral Fire is a wildfire burning in Coalinga Mineral Springs, west of Coalinga in Fresno, California in the United States. The fire was first reported on July 13, 2020 and has since burned an estimated 23,500 acres (9,510 ha) and is 30 percent contained. The fire is threatening the communities of Los Gatos Creek Road from Indian Springs to Union Carbide Road and Bingham Springs. It has resulted in the mandatory evacuations of Los Gatos Creek Road and Bingham Springs and has led to the complete closure of Interstate 198 from Firestone Ave. to the Monterey County Line.
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × .25 in|