PUBLISHED TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022, 1930 HOURS PT
The OAK FIRE is located east of the community of Midpines (Mariposa County), California, which ignited from an unknown and determined cause last Friday, July 26, 2022.
There is about 3,051 total personnel with the CAL FIRE IMT 5 managing the incident. It is also in Unified Command with the CAL FIRE MMU and the Sierra National Forest Service.
Equipment and types of resources consist of 24 copters, 286 engines, 94 engines, 68 water tenders, and 66 crews.
Incident Cooperators include the following: Mariposa County Fire, CalOES, PG&E, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, North Fork Rancheria, American Red Cross, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Central California Animal Disaster Team, Yosemite National Park, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, Mariposa Public Utilities District, Merced-Mariposa Cattleman’s Association, Picayune Rancheria of Chuckchansi Indians, and the North Fork Mono Indians.
Evacuation – Orders, Communities, Shelters for Both Hoomans and their Pets: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2022/7/22/oak-fire/
For many days, the wildfire was out-of-control and burning everything in its path, while remaining at a zero percent containment status. Today, firefighters and other resources are starting to get a handle on the fire and bringing it to a 26% containment status. They are still laser-focused on achieving their 100% containment status and other fire objectives.
At the time of this post, the fire was observed as active with backing, creeping, and smoldering. The fire has burned 18,532 acres.
Cost-to-date expenses for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $8 Million Dollars.
There have been three structures that are damaged and 41 structures that have been lost.
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