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Oak Fire

Unit Information

Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

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Incident Contact

Oak Fire Information
Phone: 844-668-3473

Highlighted Activity

08/05/2022 Oak Fire Final Update 8/5/22
Today will be the last Daily Update for the Oak Fire, unless significant fire activity occurs.CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 will transition the fire back to CAL FIRE Merced Mariposa Unit today.
News - 08/05/2022
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The Oak Fire started on July 22, 2022. 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. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 is managing the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 22nd, 2022 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationEast of the community of Midpines
Incident CommanderCAL FIRE Team 5, IC Hopkins Sierra National Forest Mariposa Co. Sheriff
Coordinates37.549 latitude, -119.921 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1,783
Size19,244 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Excessive ground fuels in large size class due to 2015-2016 tree mortality (beetle kill) and subsequent blow-down.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior was observed during the operational period.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and tactical patrol. Provide support for re-populated residents as needed. Fall hazard trees, continue fire suppression repair, backhaul trash, equipment, and supplies.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: No uncontrolled fire growth is expected.

Remarks

CAL FIRE Incident management team 5 will transition the

fire back to CAL FIRE Merced Mariposa Unit tomorrow.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A persistent monsoonal moisture surge continues with good humidity recovery this morning, 55 to 70 percent. Clear skies early this morning were followed by partly cloudy conditions late morning through the afternoon. Dry weather continues, with showers and thunderstorms limited to the higher terrain just to the east. Conditions were hotter and drier early this afternoon. At 1300 PDT Temperatures were in the lower 90s, 3 degrees hotter than yesterday. Humidity had dropped to 23-29 percent. Winds were light down slope/down-valley in the morning, becoming west southwest 4 to 6 mph with gusts to 13 mph over ridges at 1300 PDT. Typical up-canyon winds were present at lower elevations, generally southeast 6 mph with gusts to 12 mph over the east side of the fire.

The general onshore wind pattern continues with west southwest ridge winds during the day through Thursday, with light northeast/downslope winds expected after midnight. Temperatures will slightly trend up through Thursday to near normal levels, while humidity trends a little drier. The slight potential for rain showers returns on Thursday and continues into Friday.