Incident UpdateOak Fire

Date: 07/22/2022 Time: 11:12 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
4350
Containment
0
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
1303
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

The Oak Fire started in the Midpines area of Mariposa County. Fire activity is extreme with frequent runs and group torching. Vegetation is very receptive to new spot fires due to the hot, dry weather and drought. Heavy fuels, strong winds and low humidity are also influencing fire behavior.

Red Cross:

Mariposa County Elementary 5044 Jones St. Mariposa
Sierra Foothill Charter School 4952 Schoolhouse Rd. Cathey’s Valley

Road Closures:

Carstens Road, Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Hwy 49 south, Buckingham Mt. Rd, Plumbar Creek Rd, Jerseydale Rd and all side roads, Hwy 140 from Allred Rd to Ponderosa Way, Darrah Rd from Triangle to Valley View, Silva Rd from Triangle to Cole Rd.

Animal Evacuation Information:

Small Animals- Mariposa County SPCA 5599 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa
Large Animals – Maiposa County Fairgrounds 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Orders:

Carstens Rd, Buckingham Mt. Rd, Plumbar Creek Rd, Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Highway 49 south, Carter Rd, Darrah Rd from Triangle to Valley View and all sides of the road, Silva Rd from Triangle to Van Ness Rd, Boyer Rd from Hwy 49 south and all side roads, Darrah Rd from the stop light to Triangle Rd, Triangle Rd from Hwy 49 south to Westfall Road and all side roads including Triangle Park, Tip Top Rd, Wass Rd, Westfall from Triangle to Oliver Creek.

 

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Assigned Resources

Engines
43
Water Tenders
3
Helicopters
4
Air Tankers
Dozers
4
Hand Crews
11
Other
Total Personnel
383
Cooperating Agencies
Mariposa County Fire, PG&E, CHP, Mariposa County Public Works