Evacuation Orders Reduced as Containment of Oak Fire Grows, Officials Say

The Oak fire burning in California’s Mariposa County had spread to 17,241 acres and was 16 percent contained by Monday, July 25, according to fire officials.

Cal Fire said Monday was a “successful day for aircraft and firefighters, resulting in minimal growth on the fire”, which began on Friday in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Yosemite National Park.

Evacuation orders were reduced to “fire advisements” in some areas, Cal Fire said.

Footage by the Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System shows the fire. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES Intel 12. July 25, 2022, at 12:37 hours, the Oak Incident, MMU Jurisdiction. Mapping at 17,038 acres. We're highlighting Division Lima. Spot fire in the radical. As we work along, the fire is backing its way down into Devil's Gulch. Zoom in a little bit on the fuels, for an idea. End of recording.

OES Intel 12. July 25, 2022. 12:40 hours. Mapping at 17,038 acres. Looking at Division Juliette in the Jerseyville area. Spot fight fire here. Coming around. The most intense heat, of course, here is closer to the Lima break. And then looks like the fire is holding in place among the structures. End of recording.

OES Intel 12. July 25, 2022, at 12:42 hours. The Oak Incident, MMU. 17,038 acres, we're looking. Highlighting Division Hotel, and then as we travel down into Division Delta, right here at the break. A lot of helicopter and retardant work to keep this piece of fire from coming down the hill. And then everything else has held on the 'dozer line, other than that slop. End of recording.

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