Oak Fire

The Oak Fire began on July 22nd, 2022 and burned nearly 20,000 acres in Mariposa County, California near Yosemite National Park.

When the Oak Fire began it exhibited extreme fire behavior as it rapidly grew to 15,000 acres in just two days. Strong winds, low humidity, and high temperatures aided the quick growth.

A few days after the fire began, conditions became less favorable for fire growth and growth began to slow. More details about the Oak Fire can be found on the Incident Information System.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Smoke Fills Northern California Skies

Description:

Smoke from the Oak Fire filling the skies of Northern California.


Phenomena: Wildfires Smoke

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Full Day Evolution and Growth of Oak Fire

Description:

A full day time lapse showing the evolution and rapid growth of the Oak Fire.


Phenomena: Wildfires Smoke

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: Fire Temperature GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Oak Fire Smoke Fills California and Nevada Skies

Description:

Smoke from the Oak Fire spreads over California and Nevada.


Phenomena: Wildfires Smoke

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Activity in Oak Fire Takes Ramps Up

Description:

Fire activity in the Oak Fire escalates as fire rapidly grows.


Phenomena: Wildfires Pyrocumulus Smoke

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: Fire Temperature GeoColor

Instrument: ABI