Oak Fire Evacuation Orders Expand in Mariposa County

A fire that broke out Friday afternoon in Mariposa County forced immediate evacuations for nearby residents, officials said. The fire started sometime after 2:30 p.m. near Highway 140 and Carstens Road near the community of Midpines. Video from Alert Wildfire shows a huge plume of smoke. Cal Fire, the state fire management agency, said at least 1,300 acres had been burned as of 5:40 p.m., compared to 611 acres burned at 4:40 p.m. Oak Fire evacuation orders, evacuation shelters and road closures Evacuation orders have been issued for the communities of Midpines, Jerseydale and Darrah, and areas in between. See a map of current evacuations here. The Sheriff’s Office has issued road closures for Carstens Road, Triangle Road from Highway 140 to Carlton Road, Buckingham Mountain Road and Plumbar Creek Road. Highway 140 from Allred Road to Ponderosa Way is also closed, the sheriff’s office said. There is an evacuation center for displaced residents at New Life Christian Church at 5089 Cole Road. Large animals can be dropped off at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.

A fire that broke out Friday afternoon in Mariposa County forced immediate evacuations for nearby residents, officials said.

The fire started sometime after 2:30 p.m. near Highway 140 and Carstens Road near the community of Midpines.

Video from Alert Wildfire shows a huge plume of smoke.

Cal Fire, the state fire management agency, said at least 1,300 acres had been burned as of 5:40 p.m., compared to 611 acres burned at 4:40 p.m.

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Oak Fire Evacuation Orders, Evacuation Shelters and Road Closures

Evacuation orders have been issued for the communities of Midpines, Jerseydale and Darrah, and areas in between.

See a map of current evacuations here.

Evacuation orders are issued when there is an immediate threat to life and you are legally required to leave.

The Sheriff’s Office has issued road closures for Carstens Road, Triangle Road from Highway 140 to Carlton Road, Buckingham Mountain Road and Plumbar Creek Road.

Route 140 between Allred Road and Ponderosa Way is also closed, the sheriff’s office said.

There is an evacuation center for displaced residents at New Life Christian Church at 5089 Cole Road. Large animals can be dropped off at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.

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