Gov. Newsom declares State of Emergency in Wawona California

Flames consume a home on Triangle Rd. as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for Mariposa County on Saturday due to the effects of the Oak Fire
  • Evacuation orders were put in effect Saturday for over 6,000 people living across a several-mile span
  • Shutting off power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses.
  • More than 400 firefighters were battling the blaze, along with helicopters, other aircraft and bulldozers, facing tough conditions that included hot weather, low humidity and bone-dry vegetation caused by the worst drought in decades, Patterson said.
  • “Explosive fire behavior is challenging firefighters,” Cal Fire said
  • “The fire is moving quickly. This fire was throwing embers out in front of itself for up to 2 miles

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