Published July 24, 2022, Sunday, 2150 hours PT
The fire has now consumed 15,603 acres and is still at a 0% containment status.
Unified Command consists of CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (CAL FIRE MMU) and the Sierra National Forest (USFS).
The fire is burning off of Hwy 140 and Carsten Road, near Midpines, California ,and just outside of Yosemite National Park (NPS).
=== PUBLIC INFORMATION RESOURCES, BOARDS, ALERTS, ETC. ===
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Emergency / Evacuation Sign Up for Alerts: https://nixle.us/DRXXF?fbclid=IwAR29e2iJtYhgNtFIylQrMdyqm04tXHXi-t-_DV4rxLRhdDIBlblpui0fCyY or http://www.MSOAlert.com
Red Cross Evaucation Shelter: Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, CA.
Farmers Insurance – Mariposa, California: Open 0830 – 1700 hours on Monday for anyone to come by. There will be snacks (for your family), cold drinks and some basic toiletries or if you just need a hug, to talk or file a claim. – 5102 Hwy 140, Mariposa, CA.
Air Quality on Purple Air: https://map.purpleair.com/1/mAQI/a10/p604800/cC0#9.43/37.6176/-119.6307
Donations: Mariposa Community Foundation: (Facebook: @mariposacommunityfoundation) They do not accept donations via Facebook sites but will directly through theirs at mariposacommunity.foundation.
Donations: Small Woods Farm & Feed: Accepting donations for those with evacuated animals, a statement released by the local company, “With the help of some friends we heard what the precise needs are for the evacuated animals and we are going to do a feed run to the valley tomorrow and then take donations either tomorrow evening or Tuesday morning over to Mariposa AC. Here is the current need: hay, chicken feed, goat feed, pig feed, shavings, dog and cat food. If you are inclined to donate you can send money through Venmo, square, or messenger pay. we will be open today until 4 PM and can take cash donations as well until then. You can text me at 209-324-9349 and I can send you the Venmo link. We can invoice through square. Thanks everyone. This post is public so feel free to share it we’d like to fill our truck and trailer to help these folks and critters
Facebook Group: Oak Fire Information and Updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1309220659612330
Fire Information Line: FOLLOW US HERE ON OUR BLOG HERE or call 844-668-3473.
Local Militia in Area Alert: “The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a local militia around the town of Mariposa. The Public should be aware that the militia has not been activated or requested to act for any purpose by the Sheriff’s Office or any agency working on the Oak Fire. We are not unsupportive of community groups helping those affected by the Oak Fire, however, it is important that we inform the community of resources available to them by the incident and Mariposa County. The control and command structure was put in place for this very purpose and is important for the safety of the public and our staff. We had received multiple notifications inquiring why we had “activated that militia” this post what intended to clarify that we have not activated them, they are acting on their own courteous accord. We appreciate their efforts and any efforts of other private groups or entities helping our community.”
- CAL FIRE MMU
- CAL FIRE PIO
- American Red Cross
- Sonoma County Fire District: Strike Team XSN-2376 Charlie
- Adobe Ranch Fire District
- Sonoma Valley Fire District
- Cloverdale Fire Association
- Cloverdale and Protection District
- Among the Fires of Monte Rio
Road Closures and evacuation information can be found on CAL FIRE’s website here –> https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2022/7/22/oak-fire/
Damage Assessments are in progress by Fire Officials. As of today, there were 5 structures that were damaged and 10 that were lost. 3,271 structures are still under direct threat.
There are 17 helicopters, 225 engines, 58 dozers, 23 water tenders, 51 crews, and a total of 2,093 fire personnel assigned to this incident.
“California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the OAK FIRE being driven by hot, dry weather and drought conditions.“
– Office of the Governor of California
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