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.
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
Update 7:00pm 7.22.2022
OAK FIRE- Evacuation Orders issued
Evacuation Center has been established at the Mariposa Elementary School located at 5044 Jones St
Large Animals- Mariposa Fair Grounds
Small Animals – Mariposa Elementary School
Additional information here.
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.
Map of the area- https://arcg.is/jKqD5
Hwy 140 from Allred Rd to Ponderosa Way
Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 toDarrah
Buckingham Mt. Rd
Plumbar Creek 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.
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.