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Fire Alert: Vegetation Fire In Midpines The Oak Fire

MIDPINES–A vegetation fire has been reported in Midpines, in Mariposa County, near Carstens Road and Highway 140. Ground crews and fire-fighting aircraft are responding. This is the Oak Fire. We will update this article as more information is available.

Original reports included that the fire in approximately 1/2 acre with creeping and smoldering behavior and a moderate rate of spread.

Approximate location of the Oak Fire in Midpines

Update 9:00pm 7.22.2022

This will likely be our last update tonight unless something urgent happens.

The fire is currently 4350 acres.  It is well established in many areas. All aircraft are off the fire for the night.

The newest evacuations are:

Boyer Road from Hwy 49S and all side roads

Darrah Road from the stop light to Triangle Road

Triangle Road from 49S to Westfall Roads and all side roads including Triangle Park
Tip Top Road
Wass Road
Westfall from Triangle to Oliver Creek
Evacuation Shelter is located at the Mariposa Elementary School 5044 Jones Street, Mariposa

Oak Fire Public Information Map 7.22.2022

Update 7:00pm 7.22.2022

OAK FIRE INFORMATION LINE- 844-668-3473

OAK FIRE- Evacuation Orders issued

Carstens Rd
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek Rd
Triangle from Hwy 140 to Darrah
Jerseydale and all side roads
Lushmeadows Subdivision
Triangle Rd from Darrah Rd to Westfall and all side roads

Evacuation Center has been established at the Mariposa Elementary School located at 5044 Jones St

Map of the area- https://arcg.is/jKqD5

Road Closures-

Hwy 140 from Allred Rd to Ponderosa Way
Carstens Rd
Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Darrah
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek Rd.
Jerseydale Rd
Silva Road from Cole Road and Triangle Road

Large Animals- Mariposa Fair Grounds

Small Animals – Mariposa Elementary School

Update 5:21pm 7.22.2022

The fire is now 1750 acres.

Advisory Evacuations for

Silva Rd from Triangle to Van Ness Rd

Evacuation Center has been established at the Mariposa Elementary School located at 5044 Jones St Mariposa.

Red Cross Moves Oak Fire Evacuation Shelter

Map of the area- https://arcg.is/jKqD5

Road Closures-
Hwy 140 from Allred Rd to Ponderosa Way
Carstens Rd
Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 toDarrah
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek Rd.
Jerseydale Rd
Silva Rd at Cole Rd to Triangle

Large Animal Evacuation Center- Mariposa County Fair Grounds

Small Animal Shelter- Mariposa Elementary School

Update 4:45pm 7.22.2022

The fire is now 611 acres.

OAK FIRE- Evacuation Orders issued
Carstens Rd
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek Rd
Triangle from Hwy 140 to Darrah
Jerseydale and all side roads
Darrah Rd from Triangle to Valley View Rd including all side roads.Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Butterfly Ridge Rd (near Silva Road and Triangle Road).Triangle Rd (both sides of the road) from Hwy 140 to Carter Road, All of Carter Road
Evacuation Center has been established at the New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Rd.
Map of the area- https://arcg.is/jKqD5
Road Closures-
Carstens Rd
Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Darrah
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek Rd.
Jerseydale Rd
Large Animals may be taken to the  Mariposa Fair Grounds
A fire information line has been established for the Oak Fire in Mariposa County. (844) MMU-FIRE (844-668-3473

The Oak Fire as seen from Highway 41 and Avenue 15 on Friday afternoon 7.22.2022 Photo courtesy of Richard Keg

Update 3:42pm 7.22.2022

Updated evacuations include

Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Butterfly Ridge Rd (near Silva Road and Triangle Road).

Triangle Rd (both sides of the road) from Hwy 140 to Carter Road, All of Carter Road.

The fire is now 150 acres and still spreading at a critical rate.

Update 3:00pm 7.22.2022

The Oak Fire is currently 50 to 75 acres and burning at a dangerous rate of spread. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Officers are in the area conducting evacuations. Several structures are threatened at this time. This fire will be an extended incident with a potential for 1000 acres.

MARIPOSA SHERIFF: Evacuation Order issued for Carstens Rd, Buckingham Mt. Rd and Plumbar Creek Rd, Triangle Road from Plumbar to Highway 140.

Evacuation Center has been established at the New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Rd.
Road Closures-
Carstens Rd
Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Carlton Rd
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek Rd.

Oak Fire as seen from the Buckhorn Peak Wildfire Alert camera

HELPFUL LINKS

Evacuation Map

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

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