Oak Fire Challenge Coin
The Oak Fire was a devastating wildfire during the 2022 California wildfire season that burned north of the community of Bootjack in Mariposa County, California, and in the Sierra National Forest. The fire broke out on Friday in central California and is raging while parts of the United States swelter through a heatwave. The Oak fire was ignited in a dry forest brush in the same area by an arsonist, who was eventually identified.
The calamitous fire burned roughly 20,000 acres west of Yosemite National Park last summer and was devastating to the area’s Indigenous tribes, including the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation. The fire’s rapid growth has also made evacuation efforts more difficult, and Mariposa County has been under a state of emergency since the fire started to spread.
This coin was made to commemorate the tragedy of the Oak Fire and to honor all of the firefighters, volunteers, and people of Mariposa County. The design that we used for this custom commemorative coin was an artwork taken from a photo of the firefighting aircraft dropping fire retardant from above.
As with other custom coins we have produced, the artwork was made digitally and had been consulted back and forth with our client until it was approved and we continued with the crafting process.
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