Wildfire Incident Information
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90% contained
Fire Status
ACTIVE
Last Updated
5 hours, 53 mins ago
Fire Start
Friday, July 22, 2022 7:15 AM PDT
Incident #
NWCG-2022-NWCG-8280
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 6 days ago

Incident Photo for the Oak Fire

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 Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Date of Origin
Friday, July 22, 2022 2:15 PM PDT
Location
East of the community of Midpines
Incident Commander
CAL FIRE Team 5, IC Hopkins
Sierra National Forest
Mariposa Co. Sheriff
Coordinates
37.549, -119.921

Current Situation

Total Personnel
1,783
Size (Acres)
19,244
Containment
90%
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.

Planned 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.

Weather Synopsis

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.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Oak Fire Information
Phone: 844-668-3473
Fire Unit Information
Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611