Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611
Oak Fire Information
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 22nd, 2022 approx. 02:15 PM|
|Location||East of the community of Midpines|
|Incident Commander||CAL FIRE Team 5, IC Hopkins Sierra National Forest Mariposa Co. Sheriff|
|Coordinates||37.549 latitude, -119.921 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
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.
Minimal fire behavior was observed during the operational period.
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.
CAL FIRE Incident management team 5 will transition the
fire back to CAL FIRE Merced Mariposa Unit tomorrow.
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.