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Oak Fire in Mariposa Claims 124 Homes

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has claimed 124 homes since it began burning on July 22, 2022.  A total of 19,244 acres have been burned. Fire Officials are reporting the fire is 72% contained. Today, Monday, August 1st, 2022, the Local Assistance Center opens for anyone affected by the fire. It will be open from 9 to 7 in the Mariposa County High School Gym.

The fire is being managed under unified command between the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, the Sierra National Forest, and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department.

OAK FIRE LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: August 1st through August 3rd, 9:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M at Mariposa High School Gymnasium, 5074 Old Highway N, Mariposa, CA 95338. This is a multi-agency support center to assist ANY residents impacted by the Oak Fire.


Oak Fire Public Information Map 8.1.2022

Current Situation

The fire is holding at Devil’s Gulch and crews continue their efforts to strengthen control lines. There was no growth on the fire overnight. Crews are patrolling and working in areas where smoldering and some interior pockets of heat were observed, within the fire perimeter. Suppression repair efforts have begun. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected to continue. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms today. Damage inspections are nearly complete.

Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the following areas:

• Sweetwater Ridge / Mine area
• Feliciana Mountain Rd
• Ferguson / Apperson Mine Rd area
• Savage Lundy Trail
• Footman Ridge Area
• Devils Gulch area

All evacuation orders can be found here.

Road Closures

• Triangle Road closed at Darrah- Triangle Road can not be accessed via Darrah Road. Lushmeadows area and Triangle Road towards Hwy 140 can not be accessed.

• Silva Road & Carleton Road at Triangle Road access will be for residents only no through traffic will be allowed

• Jerseydale Road – Closed – including all side roads

• Carstens Road – Open to residents only

PG&E Update

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31st, 122 customers were restored. 357 remain without power. In three days have replaced 170 poles and pulled 3.7 miles of wire. 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 our employees as this work is completed. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore service to your community.

What We Can Expect

Mariposa County has created a webpage Returning After the Fire for information including debris removal, wildfire smoke, residential spoiled food removal, water safety, downed power lines, and hazard treesReturning After the Fire.

No uncontrolled fire growth is expected. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day, starting in the morning, Winds become southwesterly Monday afternoon, gusting to 14 mph over ridges. Temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Afternoon humidity minimums will trend moister, and showers are slightly likely to continue into the evening.

Oak Fire Progression Map 8.1.2022




Evacuation Map

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Evacuation Alerts

Cal Fire Incident Page

Inciweb Incident Page

Cal Topo Map

Alert  Wildfire Camera

Pacific, Gas, and Electric (PG&E) 

Drift Smoke/Air Quality Information

Mariposa County Recovers

Mariposa Community Foundation

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