Incident UpdateOak Fire

Date: 07/26/2022 Time: 8:23 PM

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Information Line: : (844) 668-3473

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
18532
Containment
26
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
1440
Structures Destroyed
41
Structures Damaged
3
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Although good progress continues on the fire, there is much work to be done. An infrared flight over the fire showed minimal heat in Lushmeadows and surrounding communities. Crews have been able to hold and improve the fire line in the Mariposa Pines area. More evacuation orders were reduced to a fire advisement early this afternoon. Very steep and rugged terrain continue to pose a challenge to crews on the North and Northeastern side of the fire, which is making the area inaccessible to bulldozers, requiring hand crews to access by foot to cut in direct fire line. Smoke in the area also hampered aircraft. More resources will be sent to the north to assist with fire suppression. As forecasted, the monsoonal moisture increased relative humidity and lowered temperatures by a few degrees. Damage inspection continues and numbers are updated daily.


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

Hwy 140 is now Open

• Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to East Westfall Road and all side roads
• Jerseydale Rd including all side roads
• Darrah Road from Quail Ridge to Triangle Rd including all side roads
• East Westfall Road from Triangle Road to Oliver Creek
• Carleton Road from Triangle to Indian Rock
• Ponderosa Way including all side roads
• 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
  • Lushmeadows Subdivision
  • Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to East Westfall including all side roads
  • Darrah Rd from Quail Ridge to Triangle Rd including all side roads
  • East Westfall Road from Triangle to Oliver Creek including all side
  • Silva from Van Ness to Triangle
  • Carleton Rd from Indian Rock to Triangle Rd
  • Hwy 140 from Triangle Rd to Ponderosa Way (on Midpines Market side of Hwy 140)
  • Ponderosa Way including all side roads
  • 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
• Allred Rd from Morningstar to Hwy 49S
• 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 Chowchilla Mountain Rd to Harris Rd on the (East Side or
• Chowchilla Mountain Rd side)
• Hwy 49S from Triangle Rd 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
• Rancheria Creek Rd
• Davis Rd
• Wilderness View Rd
• Rumley Mine Rd
• Grosjean Rd from Hwy 140 to Foran 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
• Triangle Road from Hwy 49S to East Westfall
• Tip Top Rd including all side roads
• Boyer Rd including all side roads
• Mc Nally Rd
• Brooks Rd
• Woodland Drive
• Darrah Road from Hwy 49S to Quail Ridge Drive including all side roads to the fires edge
• Cole Road including all side roads
• Silva Road from Carleton Road to Van Ness Road
• Carleton from Silva Rd to Indian Rock Lane including Indian Rock Lane
• Allred Road
• Morningstar Road including all side roads
• Rumley Mine Road
• Grosjean Road from Hwy 140 to Foran Rd including all side roads
• Foran Road to East Whitlock
• East Whitlock from Foran to Hwy 140 including all side roads
• Devils Gulch to Signal Peak Area including Chowchilla Mountain Road
• Triangle Road from Hwy 49S to East Westfall
• Tip Top Road including all side roads
• Boyer Road including all side roads
• Mc Nally Road
• Brooks Road
• Woodland Drive

A Fire Advisement is NOT an evacuation Order, it is simply to advise residents in the area of the potential need to evacuate should conditions change. Allowing those in the affected area to plan and prepare.

Assigned Resources

Engines
286
Water Tenders
68
Helicopters
24
Air Tankers
Dozers
94
Hand Crews
66
Other
Total Personnel
3051
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, 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