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Crews Gain The Upper Hand On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – The Oak Fire is now 55 percent contained as crews continue to strengthen containment lines and do mop-up in the interior.

With more accurate mapping, the estimated size has been adjusted to 360 acres.

The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620.

At 2 p.m. yesterday, evacuation orders were lifted for the communities of Cedarbrook and Timberloft. The areas remain under advisory evacuation notice and are open to residents only.

All mandatory evacuation orders on Road 620 were reduced to pre-evacuation advisory status as of 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The following areas are still under mandatory evacuation:

  • Lone Sequoia Campground
  • Miami Motorcycle Trails closed to all traffic

Road Closures:

  • Road 620 from Miami Creek to just west of Lonesome Oak Lane (open to residents only)
  • Miami Motorcycle Trails (closed to all traffic)

Pre-Evacuation Advisories:

  • Lonesome Oak Lane (open to residents only)
  • Buckeye Gap Trail (open to residents only)
  • North side of Road 620 between Lonesome Oak Lane and Badger Hollow Trail
  • Road 620 (north side) between Road 628 and Mojo Lane
  • Road 620 (north side) between Buckeye Gap Trail and Old Yosemite Road
  • Old Yosemite Road
  • Sunshine Mountain Road
  • Cedarbrook (open to residents only)
  • Timberloft (open to residents only)

Fire personnel are still active in the area. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution.

For additional information on returning home after a wildfire, click here.

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