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Oak Fire Distribution Center Opens

MARIPOSA COUNTY–On July 22, 2022, The Oak Fire started on Carstens Road and Highway 140  in Midpines. In just 2 weeks the fire has destroyed 127 homes and burned more than 19,000 acres. From the beginning, the Mariposa Community has been #MariposaStrong. Now they are opening a Distribution Center to help those who need it most. Mariposa Safe Families, New ...

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All Evacuations Lifted For The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire started in the Midpines area of Mariposa County on July 22nd, 2022. The fire has burned almost 20,000 acres and is 86% contained. 127 single resident structures and 66 out buildings have been destroyed. Electricity has been restored to all customers and all evacuations and road closures have been lifted. From the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Oak Fire Communities Remain Mariposa Strong

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The residents of Mariposa County are no stranger to devastating wildfires. In 2018 The Detwiler Fire burned over 80,000 acres and destroyed 63 residences. One year later, The Ferguson Fire burned almost 100,000 acres and took 6 months to contain completely. It is said history repeats itself and Mariposa County wildfires can be traced well back into the 1800’s ...

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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 ...

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Yosemite’s Washburn Fire Is 97% Contained

YOSEMITE–The Washburn Fire, burning in Yosemite National Park, started the first week of July 2022 and is now entering its 4th week of burning. It is almost completely contained and not expected to spread much further. The fire has burned 4,886 acres and is 97% contained. Visitors and residents have returned to the community of Wawona and access to Yosemite ...

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Devastating Losses On The Oak Fire

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in Mariposa County for a week. Fire officials are reporting that 106 residences have been destroyed. While many evacuations have been lifted and people are returning home, others have no home to return to. Even more are returning to their properties to find everything burned around their homes. A wasteland where they once ...

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Oak Fire Containment And Losses Increase

MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Oak Fire has been burning in the communities of Midpines, Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines and Lushmeadows has been burning for almost a week. It has scorched over 19,000 acres and destroyed 77 residences. Firefighters and support teams continue to battle this fast moving fire and keep it away from homes and infrastructure. The fire is being managed under unified ...

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Oak Fire In Mariposa County is 10% Contained

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 almost 17,000 acres.  A community meeting took place last night. 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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Fire Alert: Road 600 and Grub Gulch in Ahwahnee Area

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AHWAHNEE–A vegetation fire is being reported in the Ahwahnee Area near Road 600 and Grub Gulch Road.  Ground crews and air crews are responding. Structures are threatened. We will update this article when new information is available. This is the Grub Fire Update 6:45pm 7.24.2022 The Grub Fire has been mapped at 6.8 acres with one spot fire of 1/4 ...

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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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