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Oak Fire: Crews reach 83% containment, acreage holds steady at 19,244

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Crews are nearing full containment of the Oak Fire in Mariposa County.

CAL FIRE reports there was no fire growth overnight and containment increased to 83 percent.

The fire has burned 19,244 acres since it first broke out on the afternoon of Friday, July 22.

As of Tuesday afternoon, officials said all fire warnings have been lifted.

The only evacuation orders remaining are for the East of Mariposa Pines/Jerseydale subdivisions in Devils Gulch and North of Footman Ridge.

CAL FIRE reports 127 homes have been destroyed, along with 66 outbuildings.

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The Oak Fire started near the Midpines community between Mariposa and Yosemite National Park.

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Areas such as Triangle Road, some parts of the Lushmeadows subdivision and all addresses on Highway 140 are now open, but only to residents who live in the area.

You can see updates and details at this evacuation map created by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.

Governor Newsom secured federal funding to keep resources and firefighters moving.

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An evacuation center set up by the Red Cross at Mariposa Elementary School was officially closed Wednesday afternoon.

However, the local help center set up at Mariposa County High School will remain open through Thursday due to demand. It will be open from 9am to 7pm.

Animal Evacuation Centers:

  • Small Animals: Mariposa County SPCA 5599 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa (full)
  • Small Animals: Mariposa Elementary School 5044 Jones St. Mariposa (6th and Jones)
  • Large Animals: Mariposa County Fairgrounds 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa
  • Large Animals: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln Coarsegold
  • Officials urge anyone with information to call the Oak Fire tip line: 844-MMU-FIRE (844-668-3473)

    For the latest developments, photos and videos on the Oak Fire, Click here.

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    READING: Oak Fire: Red Cross volunteers help more than 50 evacuees

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