Oak Fire in Mariposa County Explodes Overnight

The Oak Fire burning near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa county, California, grew significantly overnight, prompting evacuations and road closures on Saturday, July 23.

The Oak Fire, which started on Friday, “exploded” to 6,555 acres by Saturday morning, according to the Mariposa Fire Department.

The fire was zero percent contained as of Saturday morning and had damaged five structures and destroyed 10, CALFIRE said. Over 400 personnel equipped with 45 engines and four helicopters are worked to diminish the blaze, the agency repored.

Footage captured by the Orange County Fire Authority’s Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) shows the fire burning at Triangle Road near its intersection with Highway 140 in Mariposa County. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES Intel 24, 7/23/2022, Oak incident, State Responsibility Area MMU, 6,555 acres. This is video number 3, starting at the right shoulder where the fire is making a run across Triangle Road, right where the reticle is.

Triangle Road comes out to Highway 140 and then leads back to the town of Midpines. That pocket of fuel in there, at its furthest distance, is about one mile from the intersection of Triangle Road and Highway 140.

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OES Intel 24, 7/23/2022, Oak incident, State Responsibility Area MMU, 6,555 acres. This is video number 3, starting at the right shoulder where the fire is making a run across Triangle Road, right where the reticle is.

Triangle Road comes out to Highway 140 and then leads back to the town of Midpines. That pocket of fuel in there, at its furthest distance, is about one mile from the intersection of Triangle Road and Highway 140.

End of recording.

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