Incident Update Oak Fire

8:07 PM

Incident Facts

Oak Fire
Start Date/Time
Incident Status
Hwy 140 and Carstens Rd, near Midpines
Under Investigation
Administration Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit and Sierra National Forest
Unified Command Agency(s)
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

It was a successful day for aircraft and firefighters, resulting in minimal growth on the fire. Helicopters dropped 300,000 gallons of water on the fire. Crews continue to construct control lines and extinguish hot spots along existing lines. The fire is moving in a northeast direction and fire crews are working aggressively using bulldozers, hand crews and aircraft. Evacuation orders were reduced to fire advisements in some areas.

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. 

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Map of the area

Road Closures

• Highway 140 is closed at Highway 49 to Ponderosa Way
• Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to East Westfall Road and all side roads
• Jerseydale Road including all side roads
• Silva Road from Carlton Road to Triangle Road
• Darrah Rd from Bootjack Lane to Triangle Rd including all side roads
• East Westfall Road from Triangle Road to Oliver Creek
• Cole Road including all side roads
• Carlton Road from Triangle to Silva Road including all side roads
• Allred Road from Highway 140 to Morningstar
• Morningstar from Carlton to Allred including all side roads
• Ponderosa Way including all side roads
• Carstens Road including all side roads
• Brooks Road

OPEN TO RESIDENTS ONLY- ID will be required to enter:
• Triangle Road from Hwy 49S to East Westfall including all side roads
• Tip Top from Triangle Road to Hwy 49S including all side roads
• Woodland Drive
• McNally Road
• Silva Road from Hwy 49S to Carlton Road including all side roads
• Boyer Road including ll 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 Information:

Evacuation Orders

• Lush Meadows north of Hwy 49
• Bootjack north of Hwy 49
• East of Bootjack Lane to McNally Rd
• North of Morning Star
• East of Lakeview Rd. / Plumbar Creek Rd
• South of Hwy 140
• Jersey Dale
• Carlton Road from Morningstar to Silva Rd including all side roads
• Triangle Rd. to E Westfall Rd
• E Westfall Rd. to Oliver Creek Rd
• Highway 140 from Triangle Road to Ponderosa Way
• Ponderosa Way from Hwy 140 to Feliciana Mountain Rd and all side roads Sweetwater Ridge / Mine area
• Feliciana Mountain Road
• Ferguson / Apperson Mine Road area
• Savage Lundy Trail
• Hites Cove Road
• Footman Ridge area
• Devils Gulch area

Evacuation Advisement

  • Highway 140 from Oak Road to East Whitlock
  • Oak Road from Hwy 140 to Yosemite Oaks
  • Yosemite Oaks Road from East Whitlock to Highway 140
  • Chamberlain Rd
  • Allred Road from Morningstar to Highway 49S
  • Carlton Road from Morningstar to Highway 49S and all side roads
  • Highway 49S from Indian Peak to Triangle Road
  • Indian Peak from Hwy 49S to Usona Road and all side roads
  • East Whitlock from Hwy 140 to Yosemite Oaks Rd
  • Stumpfield Mountain Road from Highway 49S to the Madera County Line including all side roads, East Westfall from Oliver Creek to Chowchilla Mountain Road
  • Chowchilla Mountain Road from 49S to East Westfall
  • Ponderosa Subdivision including: all of Chowchilla Mountain Road and all side roads, all of Harris Cutoff Road and all side roads
  • All of Harris Road and all side roads
  • 5S25 and 4S04
  • Highway 49S from Chowchilla Mountain Road to Harris Road on the Chowchilla Mountain Road side
  • Highway 49S from Triangle Road to the Madera County Line including all side roads (This includes: Watt Road, Watt Road Extension, Harris Road Kimble Road and all side roads)
  • Highway 140 from Ponderosa Way to Briceburg both sides of the road
  • Colorado from Highway 140 to East Whitlcok
  • Rancheria Creek Road
  • Davis Road
  • Wilderness View Road
  • Rumley Mine Road
  • Grojean Road from Highway 140 to Foran Road including all side roads
  • Foran Road to East Whitlock
  • East Whitlock from Foran to Highway 140 including all side roads
  • Devils Gulch to Signal Peak Area including Chowchilla Mountain Road

Evacuations reduced to fire advisements only open to residents with ID:

  • Hwy 49S from Silva Road to Darrah Road
  • Hwy 49S from McNally Rd to Triangle
  • Boyer Road including and all side roads
  • Brooks Road- Residents must use Woodland Drive to access their homes
  • Woodland Drive
  • McNally Road
  • Triangle Road from Hwy 49S to East Westfall Road including all side roads
  • Tip Top Road including all side roads
  • Wass Road- Residents will need to use Tip Top to access their homes
  • Darrah Rd from Hwy 49S to Bootjack Lane including Bootjack Lane
  • Silva Road from Hwy 49S to Carlton including all side road

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

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Water Tenders
Hand Crews
Total Personnel

Cooperating Agencies

Name Phone Address URL
Mariposa County Fire, CalOES, PG&E, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, Mariposa County Public Works, North Fork Rancheria, American Red Cross, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation