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Fast Moving Oak Fire Burns More Than 14,000 Acres

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  It has burned more than 14,000 acres. Over 2000 structures are threatened by the fire and approximately 5,000 people have been evacuated or are on an evacuation warning. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively ...

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Oak Fire Remains Active Overnight and Destroys Structures

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  Fire activity has been extreme with frequent runs, spot fires, and group torching. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively engaged in protecting structures. We will update this article as more information is available. Helpful ...

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Red Cross Moves Oak Fire Evacuation Shelter

MARIPOSA—The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at Mariposa Elementary School (5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Oak Fire in Mariposa. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals and additional resources to evacuees. Due to the dangerous pace of the wildfire, we are relocating the shelter for the ...

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Red Cross Opens Shelter For Oak Fire

MARIPOSA— The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Oak Fire in Midpines. Map of the area includes current evacuations. Road Closures- Carstens Rd Triangle Rd from Hwy 140 to Carlton Rd Buckingham Mt. Rd Plumbar Creek Rd. Evacuating residents are encouraged ...

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Fire Alert: Vegetation Fire In Midpines The Oak Fire

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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. ...

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Washburn Fire Update with Tentative Reopening for South Entrance to Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,856 acres and 58% contained. There is 1330 total personnel on the fire. Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41 into Yosemite) between the South Entrance and Yosemite Valley will tentatively reopen to visitors on Saturday, July ...

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Evacuation Shelter Opens For Agua Fire

MARIPOSA— The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Agua Fire in Mariposa. Agua Fire Information: Click link for Details https://evb.gg/n#f3llllrrmq6 Evacuation Order: All of Agua Fria Rd and Gold Leaf Rd Fire Advisement Area: ( This is not an evacuation order, it ...

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Washburn Fire: Residents Return to Wawona as Containment Grows

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,911 acres and 50% contained. On Sunday, July 17, 2022, residents and property owners returned to a smoky Wawona and this morning, Monday, July 18, 2022, the Wawona Road (Highway 41) was opened for employees only. ...

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Washburn Fire Evacuees to Return Home

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–The Washburn Fire has been burning since July 7th, 2022, in Yosemite National Park (YNP) near the Mariposa Grove. The fire is currently 4,822 acres and 37% contained. One week ago the residents and visitors of Wawona and the campgrounds were evacuated. Tomorrow, Sunday, July 17th, the residents and property owners will be allowed to return. However, the ...

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