Published Sunday, July 24, 2022, 0930 hours PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY: The OAK FIRE is located off of Hwy 140 and Carsten Road near Mariposa (Mariposa County), California which started on July 22, 2022.


SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2022

Mariposa County High School, 5074 Old Hwy North, Mariposa, CA from 1900 hours (7pm) PT.

Credit: ALERTCalifornia

The firestorm today blazed over 14,281 acres and still remains at a 0% containment status.

Two agencies are in UNIFIED COMMAND, which includes the Sierra National Forest and CAL FIRE’s MMU. Management of the incident is under CAL FIRE IMT 5.

FIRE OPERATIONS: CAL FIRE: “Fire remained active throughout the night and moving towards the communities of Jerseydale, Darrah, and Bootjack. High tree mortality and dense fuels are throughout the fire area. Evacuation and advisories remain in effect. Damage inspection teams are beginning their assessment of the area impacted by the fire.”

RESOURCES: 2,093 total personnel, 51 crews, 225 engines, and 17 helicopters, 58 dozers, and 23 water tenders.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS: Mariposa County Fire, PG&E, CHP, Mariposa County Public Works, USFS.

EVACUATION MANDATORY ORDERS (by areas): Carstens Road, Buckingham Mountain Road, Plumbar Creek Road, Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to Darrah, Jerseydale and all side roads, Lushmeadows Subdivision, Triangle Road from Darrah Road to Westfall Road and all side roads, Boyer Road from Highway 49S and all side roads, Darrah Road from Highway 49S to Triangle Road including all side roads, Triangle Road from 49S to Westfall Road and all side roads including Triangle Park, Tip Top Road, Wass Road, Westfall from Triangle to Oliver Creek, Silva Road from Cole to Triangle including all side roads, Ginger Trish Road, Cole Road to Darrah Road including all side roads, McNally Road, Highway 49S from Darrah Road to Triangle Road (east side only), Woodland Drive, Brooks Road, Carlton from Triangle to Morningstar Lane, Morningstar from Carlton to Allred Rd including all side roads, Indian Rock Lane, Allred from 140 to Morningstar, Westside of Highway 140 from Triangle Road to Allred Road.

EVACUATION SHELTER: Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, California.

ROAD CLOSURES: Highway 140 from Highway 49N to Ponderosa Way, Carstens Road, Triangle Road from Highway 140 to Highway 49 and all side roads, Jerseydale Road, Silva Road from Cole Road to Triangle Road, Wass Road, Tip Top Road, Darrah at 49, Westfall from Triangle to Oliver Creek, McNally Road, Woodland Drive, Brooks Road, Bootjack Lane, Cole Road, Carlton from Triangle to Morningstar, Allred from Highway 140 to Morningstar, Morningstar from Carlton to Allred including all side roads.

ANIMAL EVACUATION SHELTERS: Small Animals: Mariposa County SPCA, 5599 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa (FULL) and Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones Street, Mariposa. — Large Animals: Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa and Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS: 10 structures destroyed; 5 structures damaged. $1.6 Million Dollars for cost-to-date.


Credit: Red Cross

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