“The Oak Fire burning in Midpines, CA., in Mariposa County broke out around 2:00 PM Friday afternoon, July 22. I happened to be in Raymond, a small mountain community about 20 miles south as the crow flies. I spotted the plume not long after the fire ignited and watched it grow exponentially at a very fast pace, but I didn’t have a camera with me. Watching from home in Madera, I later drove back to Raymond, camera in hand, making photos along the way as I made my way to a clear view just above Raymond. The Central Sierra has been lucky so far this year with fires, but I fear that luck might have just run out with this one.
As of Saturday morning, July 23, the fire has burned 6,550 acres with zero containment.”
John Tipton, July 23, 2022
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