California's Oak Fire Burns Almost 17,000 Acres

The Oak fire burning in California’s Mariposa County had spread to 16,791 acres (about 26 square miles) and was at 10 percent containment by Monday, July 25, according to Cal Fire.

In a report posted on Monday morning, Cal Fire said crews made “good headway” on the fire, which began on Friday in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Yosemite National Park.

The National Weather Service said that smoke from the Oak fire was “producing widespread moderate to unhealthy air quality” in the area.

This footage was posted by the Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System, who said it was captured on Sunday. Credit: Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System via Storyful

Video transcript

- Until one, two, July 24, 2022, 22:30 hours. Video number four. Oak incident. Looking at the spot fires in division November off of ridge 5s025. See some of the detail there. We're going to come around the main hot area in the division November.

This hot area ends generally in the area of Triangle and Dora Road. And then, you transition to the rest of the fire where the perimeter held for this burning period.

End video number four of four.

Until one, two July 24, 2022, 22:30 hours. Video number four. Oak incident. Looking at the spot fires in division November off of ridge 5s025. See some of the detail there. We're going to come around the main hot area in the division November.

This hot area ends generally in the area of Triangle and Dora Road. And then you transition to the rest of the fire where the perimeter held for this burning period.

End video number four of four.

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