Incident UpdateOak Fire

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Date: 07/30/2022 Time: 7:22 AM

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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
19240
Containment
52
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
585
Structures Destroyed
168
Structures Damaged
10
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

There was minimal growth on the fire overnight. Crews continue to focus their efforts in the Devil’s Gulch area on the northeast side of the fire. Devil’s Gulch is rugged, incredibly steep and almost vertical terrain. This presents many operational challenges to firefighters. Hand crews are working a double shift to construct direct hand line in this hazardous terrain and helicopters will sling-load supplies in to support the operation. There is no uncontrolled fire growth expected in all other areas of the fire. Today temperatures will remain hot. Damage inspections continue.


PG&E is assessing assets and conducting repairs in areas where CAL FIRE has determined it is safe for crews to work. Power will be restored to customers who remain out as soon as it is possible to do so safely, and restoration depends on the extent of damage to PG&E equipment. Because of this, PG&E is unable to provide an estimated time of restoration. Of the more than 3,100 customers who were deenergized or lost power as a result of the fire, 730 remain out. The 730 who remain out are largely served by infrastructure that was directly damaged by the fire. For additional information and updates on outages, please visit PG&E’s Outage Map on pge.com/outage, or call their Outage Information line at 1-800-743-5002.

OAK FIRE LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER:

August 1st through August 3rd, 9:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M at Mariposa High School Gymnasium, 5074 Old Highway N, Mariposa, CA 95338. This is a multi-agency support center to provide assistance to ANY residents impacted by the Oak Fire.

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

• Darrah Road- From Deer Springs to Triangle Rd Open to Residents Only, please be prepared to show identification.

• Lushmeadows can NOT be accessed via Darrah Road

• Silva Road- From Van Ness to Triangle Rd Open to Residents Only, please be prepared to show identification.

• Triangle Road- from Hwy 140 to Darrah Road including all side roads- Closed

• Jerseydale Road- Closed

• Carstens Road- Closed

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 Mt. Road
• Plumbar Creek Rd
• Jerseydale Road and 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
• Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Darrah Rd including all side roads

Evacuation Advisement

• Stumpfield Mountain Rd from Hwy 49S to the Madera County Line including all side roads
• All of East Westfall including Smithers Rd and Old Mill 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
• Devils Gulch to Signal Peak Area including Chowchilla Mountain Rd
• Tip Top Rd including all side roads
• 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
• All Hwy 140 addresses including Cobey Ln
• Vista Lago Lane
• Monte Vista Lane

FIRE ADVISEMENTS-

• 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 140 from Ponderosa Way to Briceburg both side of the roads
• Devils Gulch to Signal Peak Area including Chowchilla Mountain Rd
• Silva Road from Van Ness to Triangle

• Darrah Road from Deer Springs to Triangle
• Ponderosa Way including all side roads to the Sierra National Boundary
• Vista Lago Lane
• Monte Vista Lane

 

FIRE ADVISEMENTS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS-
• All areas West of Hwy 140
• Carleton Road including all side roads
• Allred Road including all side roads
• Morningstar Road including all side roads
• Cole Road including all side roads
• Hwy 140 from Slaughterhouse Rd to Triangle Rd
• Hwy 49S from Allred Rd to woodland Dr including all side roads
• Darrah Road from Hwy 49S to Deer Springs including all side roads

Assigned Resources

Engines
313
Water Tenders
79
Helicopters
21
Air Tankers
Dozers
85
Hand Crews
99
Other
Total Personnel
3939
Cooperating Agencies
Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County, CalOES, PG&E, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, North Fork Rancheria, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, Picayune Rancheria of Chuckchansi Indians, North Fork Mono Indians, American Red Cross, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, Central California Animal Disaster Team, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Public Utilities District, Merced-Mariposa Cattleman’s Association.