Incident Update Oak Fire
- 6:43 PM
Information Line: : (844) 668-3473
Media Line:: (209) 628-3097 / (209) 628-5430
- Oak Fire
- Start Date/Time
- Incident Status
- Hwy 140 and Carstens Road, 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
All Evacuation Orders and Fire Advisements have been lifted in populated areas. Over 100 miles of fire hose remain on the fire. Crews continue working around the clock to increase containment. Fire suppression work continues in the Devil’s Gulch area, two crews were flown in by helicopter to reinforce containment lines and to prevent material from rolling over the line. Suppression repair efforts are ongoing. There has been little change in humidity and temperature.
Mariposa County is hosting a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for ANY community member who has been directly impacted by the Oak Fire. This includes those who are/were evacuated, have/had power outages and those whose homes or properties were damaged or destroyed. See below for more information.
PG&E Oak Fire Event Overview
PG&E continues to access, repair, and re-energize line in the fire area. Restoration will occur at different times based on the location and the amount of damage in each area. PG&E has traffic control in place to protect residents and our employees as this work is completed. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore service to your community.
If you live in the fire area and are not receiving notifications from PG&E, your contact information may be out of date, or you may only have your landline listed. Please call 1-800-743-5000 to ensure your contact information is updated. If you don’t have a cellular number, you can provide the number of a friend or family member so that you receive updates.
OAK FIRE LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER:
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.
Services and resources present will include vital records offices for birth, death, or marriage certificates, insurance questions and disputes, replacement drivers' licenses or ID cards, vehicle registrations or titles, tax relief information, Veterans resources, home inspection experts, building and planning information, debris clean-up, and more.
For more information on the LAC, please visit www.mariposacounty.org/2652/Local-Assistance-Center.
Forest Service Information:
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:
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
• Jerseydale Road open to residents only
- Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones St. Mariposa (The Evacuation Center will be closing tomorrow morning, August 3, 2022.)
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
FREE Residential Spoiled Waste ONLY Collection
Wednesday, August 3rd from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
o Old Lushmeadows Store Site, Meadow Lane
o Jerseydale, In the area of Hites Cove and Double Eagle
All other waste will not be accepted at this location. The Mariposa County Landfill will be open usual hours for additional items and can accept spoiled food waste on site at no cost. Please call the Health and Human Services Agency for further assistance or services at (209) 966-2000.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING DEBRIS REMOVAL
The Mariposa County HHSA - Environmental Health Unit is working with CalEPA and CalREcycle to help remove hazardous waste and burn debris from burned out property as a result of the Oak Fire. Property that has been partially cleared/cleaned up by individuals will NOT be eligible for thisprogram if it becomes available. More information here [http://]- www.mariposacounty.org/2644/Returning-after-the-fire If you would like to take advantage of ANY program to remove fire debris from your property, at no out of pocket cost to you, do not begin clean up. Looking for small personal items is ok. Please take precautions, because of the possibility that fire debris may contain hazardous waste products.
RETURNING HOME AFTER A WILDFIRE:
Although wildfire damage can be immeasurable, the danger is not over after the flames are put out. Flash flooding and debris flows, structural damage, road instability, and damaged trees are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. Keep these tips in mind:
• Stay away from your home or business until fire officials tell you it is safe to return.
• Flash floods are a very real and potentially deadly hazard after a wildfire, particularly as a result of rain falling over a burned area upstream of your location. Stay away from burned forests, storm channels, and natural drainages (rivers, creeks, and engineered channels can convey deadly flows of water and debris, especially after a wildfire).
• Have a battery-powered radio to listen for emergency updates, weather forecasts,
• reports of flash flooding, and news reports.
• Have an evacuation plan in place and make sure all family members are familiar with it.
• Be aware of and use extreme caution around trees, power poles, and other tall objects or structures that may have lost stability during the fire. Most burned structures and surfaces will be unstable.
• Stay out of burned forests during windy conditions, as burned trees are easily downed by wind. Do not touch any power lines.
• Keep a “fire watch.” That means look for smoke or sparks throughout the house and on rooftops (e.g., in gutters), etc. Look for ash pits or hidden embers. Stay away – they can burn you.
• Before inspecting your home, first check for the smell of gas. Turn off power until you’ve completed your inspection. Use a battery-powered flashlight to inspect a damaged home. (Note: the flashlight should be turned on outside before entering. The battery may produce a spark that could ignite leaking gas, if present.)
• Do not drink or use water from the faucet until emergency officials say it is okay; water supply systems can be damaged and become polluted during wildfires or as a result of subsequent post-fire flooding. If your well has been damaged by fire, contact a local licensed and bonded well constructor or pump installer to determine the extent of the damage and what must be done to either repair or decommission the well.
• Discard any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke, flood waters, or soot.
• Utilities: If there is no power, check to make sure the main breaker is on. If the breakers are on and power is still not present, contact the utility company. If you have a propane tank or system, contact a propane supplier, turn off valves on the system, and leave valves closed until the supplier inspects your system. If you have a heating oil tank system, contact a heating oil supplier for an inspection of your system before you use it. If you have a solar electrical system, this system should be inspected by a licensed technician to verify that the solar panels and electrical wiring are safe for continued operation.
• East of Mariposa Pines / Jerseydale Subdivisopns to Devil’s Gulch
• North of Footman Ridge
All Fire Advisement have been lifted
- Water Tenders
- Hand Crews
- Total Personnel
|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.|