Incident UpdateOak Fire

Date: 07/28/2022 Time: 1:15 PM

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Incident Facts

Name
Oak Fire
Start Date/Time
2022-07-22
Incident Status
Active
Location
Hwy 140 and Carstens Rd, near Midpines
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Counties
Mariposa
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit and Sierra National Forest
Size
18824
Containment
36
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
676
Structures Destroyed
100
Structures Damaged
10
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

An infrared flyover showed very little heat in and around communities within the fire perimeter. Crews continue to patrol these neighborhoods for hot spots. PG&E is working in the affected areas to remove hazards and repair infrastructure. Weather will be hotter and dryer for the next couple days. Helicopters dropped 250,000 gallons in Division J, northeast side of the fire, to support crews on the ground building direct line in extremely steep, rugged, and hazardous terrain. Three teams of Damage Inspectors continue to assess properties to determine damage done to homes within the fire perimeter.

COMMUNITY MEETING: 7/28/2022 7:00 PM , Mariposa County High School,
Gymnasium, 5074 Old Hwy N, Mariposa

Fire restrictions and closures near the fire area are in place on the Sierra National Forest. This closure will support public safety by keeping public members out of
hazardous burn areas and will allow firefighting resources to combat the Fire without public interference. For additional information, visit:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sierra/alerts-notices.

For an updated Smoke Outlook, please visit: https://outlooks.airfire.org/outlook/3f18d7bc

Please sign up for emergency alert notifications. Mariposa County – MSOAlert.com

Map of the area
https://arcg.is/jKqD5

Road Closures

• Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to Darrah Rd including all side roads
• Jerseydale Rd including all side roads
• Silva Road from Van Ness Drive to Triangle Road
• Darrah Road from Deer Springs to Triangle Rd
• East Westfall Road from Triangle Road to Oliver Creek
• Carlton Rd from Triangle to Indian Rock
• Carstens Road including all side roads
• Vista Lago Lane
• Monte Vista Lane
• Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to Darrah Rd including all side roads
• Jerseydale Rd including all side roads
• Silva Road from Van Ness Drive to Triangle Road
• Darrah Road from Deer Springs to Triangle Rd
• Carstens Road including all side roads

Evacuation Centers
  • Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones St. Mariposa
Animal Evacuation Information
  • 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: Maiposa County Fairgrounds 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa
  • Large Animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln Coarsegold

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Orders

• Carstens Rd
• Buckingham Mountain Road
• Plumbar Creek Rd
• Jerseydale Road and all side roads
• Darrah Rd from Deer Springs with Deer Springs being open to Triangle Rd including all side roads
• Silva from Van Ness to Triangle
• Sweetwater Ridge / Mine area
• Feliciana Mountain Rd
• Ferguson / Apperson Mine Rd area
• Savage Lundy Trail
• Carter Road Including all side roads
• Hites Cove Rd
• Footman Ridge Area
• Devils Gulch area

Evacuation Advisement

• Hwy 140 from Colorado Road to Grosjean Road
• Oak Road from Hwy 140 to Yosemite Oaks
• Yosemite Oaks Rd from East Whitlock to Hwy 140
• Silva Rd from Carleton Road to Hwy 49S including all side roads
• East Whitlock from Hwy 140 to Yosemite Oaks Rd
• Stumpfield Mountain Rd from Hwy 49S to the Madera County Line including
all side roads
• East Westfall from Oliver Creek to Chowchilla Mountain Rd
• Chowchilla Mountain Rd from 49S to East Westfall
• Ponderosa Basin Subdivision including:
All of Chowchilla Mountain Rd and all side roads
All of Harris Cutoff Rd and all side roads
All of Harris Rd and all side roads
• 5S25 and 4S04
• Hwy 49S from Stumpfield Mountain Road to the Madera County Line including all side roads
*This includes: Watt Rd, Watt Rd Extension, Harris Rd, Kimble Rd and all side roads
• Hwy 140 from Ponderosa Way to Briceburg both side of the roads
• Colorado from Hwy 140 to East Whitlock Including all side roads
• Grosjean Rd from Hwy 140 to Alta vista Rd including all side roads
• Foran Rd to East Whitlock
• East Whitlock from Foran to Hwy 140 including all side roads
• Devils Gulch to Signal Peak Area including Chowchilla Mountain Rd
• Tip Top Rd including all side roads
• North side of Hwy 49S from Silva to Triangle Rd including all side roads
• Silva Road from Carleton Road to Van Ness Road
• Ponderosa Way including all side roads to the Sierra National Boundary
• Lushmeadows Subdivision - NOT INCLUDING Vista Lago and Monte Vista *Residents must use Triangle Rd from Hwy 49S to access the Lushmeadows
Subdivision
• Triangle Rd from Darrah Rd to East Westfall
• Darrah Road including all side roads from Hwy 49S to Deer Springs including all side roads
• All Hwy 140 addresses including Cobey Ln
• Vista Lago Rd
• Monte Vista Rd
• All of East Westfall Rd including Smithers Road and Old Mill Rd

Assigned Resources

Engines
303
Water Tenders
70
Helicopters
22
Air Tankers
Dozers
81
Hand Crews
93
Other
Total Personnel
3758
Cooperating Agencies
Mariposa County Fire, CalOES, PG&E, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, North Fork Rancheria, American Red Cross, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, Central California Animal Disaster Team, Yosemite National Park, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, Mariposa Public Utilities District, Merced-Mariposa Cattleman’s Association, Picayune Rancheria of Chuckchansi Indians, North Fork Mono Indians.