Thousands of Structures Threatened by Growing Oak Fire

The Oak Fire in Mariposa County, California, burned more than 18,000 acres at 26% containment by Tuesday evening, July 26, Cal Fire said.

Aerial footage recorded by FIRIS shows the northern edge of the fire near Jerseydale, California.

Local media reported that the fire, which started on Friday, July 22, had destroyed 55 structures, with a further 2,000 still threatened by the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Cal Fire said. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Intel 1, 2. July 26, 2022. 2,240 hours. Oak incident, video number two.

We're looking at Scott Road at the area of the Hotel Juliet break, where it goes into the fire for reference. Have some growth and some heat coming around in sections 13, 14, and 24. Going around through division Juliet And right in here is the Juliet-Lima break down into Owl Creek. End video number two.

Intel 1, 2. July 26, 2022. 2,240 hours. Oak incident, video number two. We're looking at Scott Road at the area of the Hotel Juliet break, where it goes into the fire for reference. Have some growth and some heat coming around in sections 13, 14, and 24. Coming around through division Juliet. And right in here is the Juliet-Lima break down into Owl Creek. End video number two.

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