Oak Fire Nears 15,000 Acres in Mariposa County

The Oak Fire burning near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa county, California, grew to nearly 15,000 acres on Sunday, July 24.

As of Sunday, the Oak Fire covered 14,841 acres, according to the Orange County Fire Authority’s Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS), and was zero percent contained. At least five structures had been damaged and 10 were destroyed, according to CALFIRE.

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for the affected county as the fire “destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and forced the evacuation of more than three thousand residents.”

The National Weather Service said the fire caused “smoke, haze, and air quality impacts” to the surrounding area.

Footage captured by FIRIS on Sunday shows the fire burning at Triangle Road in Mariposa County. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES Intel 12, July 24, at 11:25 hours, the Oak incident, MMU jurisdiction. We're mapping at 14,841 acres. We're looking in division November, Triangle Road. See the retardant work that's occurred here this morning, trying to stop the push of this fire. That's a side hill. Actively burning as we move up here into Lima, another active piece at the head of the fire. End of recording.

OES Intel 12, July 24, at 11:25 hours, the Oak incident, MMU jurisdiction. We're mapping at 14,841 acres. We're looking in division November, Triangle Road. See the retardant work that's occurred here this morning, trying to stop the push of this fire. That's a side hill. Actively burning as we move up here into Lima, another active piece at the head of the fire. End of recording.

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