Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 22, 2022

Oak Fire evacuation orders expand in Mariposa County

KCRA reports on the Oak Fire in Mariposa County

One of the main roads to Yosemite, Highway 140, is now closed due to the fire. Drivers trying to get to the national park will have to go through Highway 120 at this time.
The fire is about 30 miles away from Yosemite Valley.

A fire that sparked Friday afternoon in Mariposa County has forced immediate evacuations for nearby residents, officials said. The Oak Fire started sometime after 2:30 p.m. near Highway 140 and Carstens Road by the community of Midpines, east of Modesto. Throughout the day, the fire has been spreading at a threatening pace. A news helicopter spotted at least one structure engulfed in flames later in the evening, and several other structures close to flames.

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