MARIPOSA COUNTY — All Evacuation Orders and Fire Advisements have been lifted in populated areas for the Oak Fire that has been burning since July 22, 2022. The only evacuation orders that remain in place are for East of Mariposa Pines, Jerseydale subdivisions to Devils Gulch, and North of Footman Ridge.
The Oak Fire has destroyed 127 homes and 66 outbuildings and charred more than 19,000 acres in less than 2 weeks. With containment being reported at 81% this morning and full containment expected by August 6th, 2022. Firefighters are working on the northeastern side of the fire to increase containment.
Fire crews are managing over 100 miles of fire hose remaining on the fire. Crews continue working around the clock to increase containment with more favorable weather conditions. Fire suppression work continues in the Devil’s Gulch area where two crews were flown in by helicopter to reinforce containment lines and prevent material from rolling over the containment line.
There is currently 2806 total personnel on the fire with 73 hand crews, 16 helicopters, 181 engines, 52 dozers, and 70 water tenders.
There have been 2 first responder injuries reported and no fatalities.
Jerseydale Road is open to residents only and remains closed to the public.
The Red Cross Evacuation Center located at Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones St. Mariposa will be closing today, August 3rd, 2022.
Suppression repair efforts are ongoing to minimize damage to soil, water, and other resources directly attributable to the fire suppression activity. This work is being done by the firefighting forces as part of the suppression effort before personnel and equipment are released from the fire lines.
Visit the incident website here: Oak Fire Incident
PG&E Oak Fire Event Overview
PG&E continues to access, repair, and re-energize lines in the fire area. Restoration will occur at different times based on the location and the amount of damage in each area. PG&E has traffic control in place to protect residents and their employees as this work is completed. Your patience is greatly appreciated as they work to restore service to your community.
If you live in the fire area and are not receiving notifications from PG&E, your contact information may be out of date, or you may only have your landline listed. Please call 1-800-743-5000 to ensure your contact information is updated. If you don’t have a cellular number, you can provide the number of a friend or family member so that you receive updates.
Oak Fire Local Assistance Center
The Oak Fire Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be open today, Wednesday, August 3rd, from 9 am to 7 pm. Located at the Mariposa High School Gymnasium, 5074 Old Highway N, Mariposa, CA 95338. The assistance center will be closing after today.
This is a multi-agency support center to assist ANY residents impacted by the Oak Fire.
Services and resources present will include vital records offices for birth, death, or marriage certificates, insurance questions and disputes, replacement drivers’ licenses or ID cards, vehicle registrations or titles, tax relief information, Veterans resources, home inspection experts, building and planning information, debris clean-up, and more.
For more information on the LAC, please visit www.mariposacounty.org/2652/Local-Assistance-Center.
FREE Residential Spoiled Waste ONLY Collection.
For those that have residential spoiled waste, collection sites will be available today, Wednesday, August 3rd from 8 am to 7 pm at the following locations:
• Old Lushmeadows Store Site, Meadow Lane
• Jerseydale, In the area of Hites Cove and Double Eagle
All other waste will not be accepted at this location. The Mariposa County Landfill will be open during usual hours for additional items and can accept spoiled food waste on-site at no cost. Please call the Health and Human Services Agency for further assistance or services at (209) 966-2000.
Sierra National Forest Closures are still in effect.
Fire restrictions and closures near the fire area are in place in the Sierra National Forest. This closure will support public safety by keeping public members out of hazardous burn areas and will allow firefighting resources to combat the fire without public interference.
For additional information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sierra/alerts-notices. For an updated Smoke Outlook, please visit: https://outlooks.airfire.org/outlook/3f18d7bc
Map of the area. https://arcg.is/jKqD5
Cooperating Agencies: Mariposa County, CalOES, PG&E, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, North Fork Rancheria, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, Picayune Rancheria of Chuckchansi Indians, North Fork Mono Indians, American Red Cross, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, Central California Animal Disaster Team, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Public Utilities District, Merced-Mariposa Cattleman’s Association, Civil Air Patrol, Ferrellgas Propane.