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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Thursday July 28th, 2022 :: 01:00 p.m. PDT



Mariposa County, Evacuation Orders Reduced to Fire Advisement and Fire  Advisements Lifted

Evacuations for the following areas have been reduced to Fire Advisement. These areas will be open to residents living in the area only. Evacuations for the following areas have been reduced to Fire Advisement. These areas will be open to residents living in the area only. A Fire advisement is NOT an evacuation Order, it is simply to advise residents in the area of the potential need to evacuate should conditions change. Allowing those in the affected area to plan and prepare. The potential for a re-evacuation of this area remains high so please be aware of any alerts from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. If you feel unsafe for any reason do not wait to be notified, evacuate immediately. Please visit for easy to follow tips on how to create an evacuation kit.

• All of East Westfall Rd including Smithers Road and Old Mill Rd

Fire Advisements have been lifted for the following areas:

• All areas West of Hwy 140
• Carlteon Road including all side roads
• Allred Road including all side roads
• Morningstar Road including all side roads
• Cole Road including all side roads
• Hwy 140 from Slaughterhouse Road to Triangle Road
• Hwy 49S from Allred Road to Woodland Drive including all side roads
• Darrah Rd from Hwy 49S to Deer Springs including all side roads

• Triangle Road from Hwy 140 to Darrah Rd including all side roads
• Jerseydale Rd including all side roads
• Silva Road from Van Ness Drive to Triangle Road
• Darrah Road from Deer Springs to Triangle Rd
• Carstens Road including all side roads

Residents who have been repopulated that need to pick up animals at the Mariposa County
Fairgrounds can do so anytime between 10am and 4pm.

The Mariposa County HHSA - Environmental Health Unit is working with CalEPA and CalREcycle to help remove hazardous waste and burn debris from burned out property as a result of the Oak Fire. Property that has been partially cleared/cleaned up by individuals will NOT be eligible for this program if it becomes available. More information here

If you would like to take advantage of ANY program to remove fire debris from your property, at no out of pocket cost to you, do not begin clean up. Looking for small personal items is ok. Please take precautions, because of the possibility that fire debris may contain hazardous waste products.

Although wildfire damage can be immeasurable, the danger is not over after the flames 
are put out. Flash flooding and debris flows, structural damage, road instability, and 
damaged trees are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. 
Keep these tips in mind:
• Stay away from your home or business until fire officials tell you it is safe to return.
• Flash floods are a very real and potentially deadly hazard after a wildfire, particularly 
as a result of rain falling over a burned area upstream of your location. Stay away from 
burned forests, storm channels, and natural drainages (rivers, creeks, and engineered 
channels can convey deadly flows of water and debris, especially after a wildfire). 
• Have a battery-powered radio to listen for emergency updates, weather forecasts, 
• reports of flash flooding, and news reports.
• Have an evacuation plan in place and make sure all family members are familiar with it.
• Be aware of and use extreme caution around trees, power poles, and other tall objects or 
structures that may have lost stability during the fire. Most burned structures and surfaces 
will be unstable. 
• Stay out of burned forests during windy conditions, as burned trees are 
easily downed by wind. Do not touch any power lines.
• Keep a “fire watch.” That means look for smoke or sparks throughout the house and on 
rooftops (e.g., in gutters), etc. Look for ash pits or hidden embers. Stay away – they can 
burn you.
• Before inspecting your home, first check for the smell of gas. Turn off power until you’ve 
completed your inspection. Use a battery-powered flashlight to inspect a damaged home. 
(Note: the flashlight should be turned on outside before entering. The battery may produce 
a spark that could ignite leaking gas, if present.)
• Do not drink or use water from the faucet until emergency officials say it is okay; water 
supply systems can be damaged and become polluted during wildfires or as a result of 
subsequent post-fire flooding. If your well has been damaged by fire, contact a local 
licensed and 
bonded well constructor or pump installer to determine the extent of the damage and 
what must be done to either repair or decommission the well.
• Discard any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke, flood waters, or soot.
• Utilities: If there is no power, check to make sure the main breaker is on. If the breakers 
are on and power is still not present, contact the utility company. If you have a propane 
tank or system, contact a propane supplier, turn off valves on the system, and leave 
valves closed until the supplier inspects your system. If you have a heating oil tank 
system, contact a heating oil supplier for an inspection of your system before you use it. 
If you have a solar electrical system, this system should be inspected by a licensed 
technician to verify that the solar panels and electrical wiring are safe for continued 
Fire restrictions and closures near the fire area are in place on the Sierra National Forest. This closure 
will support public safety by keeping public members out of hazardous burn areas and will allow 
firefighting resources to combat the Fire without public interference. For additional information, visit:
View the most current evacuation map at:
 For more information about wildfire preparedness visit:

Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-966-3615

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