Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Oak, Yankee Jims area
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 22
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 25, 2022
  • Personnel: 60
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Oak, Live Oak Road in the Yankee Jims area, Placer County. Commercial vehicle fire into the wildland.

August 17, 2022 at 7:48 AM

Containment increased to 76%, firefighters continue mop-up and backhaul operations.

August 16, 2022 at 9:22 PM

August 16, 2022 at 7:25 AM Overnight, the spot on Gillis Hill flared up. Firefighters lined the now 3-acre spot again. Today, line construction continues. The fire is 20% contained.

Oak fire on 0816

August 15, 2022 at 10:58 PM

Firefighters will remain on the fire overnight, extinguishing hotspots and building containment lines.

August 15, 2022 at 7:21 PM

August 15, 2022 at 7:06 PM

Both dozers have been released from the fire, their lines are complete.

August 15, 2022 at 6:47 PM

Oak IC is starting to release some resources.

August 15, 2022 at 6:17 PM

Evacuations are unchanged on the fire. Air Attack 505 and helicopter are continuing to work the fire.

August 15, 2022 at 5:41 PM

IC reports the fire is holding at around 25 acres.

August 15, 2022 at 5:11 PM

Fire behavior is starting to moderate.

Current evacuations:

Live Oak just east of Yankee Jim’s, Grand View and Tree Farm, Black Bear Rd and Maplewood, Porcupine Ridge evacuated. Map here.

August 15, 2022 at 4:47 PM

All homes on Pine Hollow have been notified of the evacuation warning.

August 15, 2022 at 4:43 PM

Helicopters are working inside the retardant lines, TNF 514 is back in service, working on the wet side of the fire.

August 15, 2022 at 4:34 PM

FIRIS reporting the spot fire is approximately 1 acre.

August 15, 2022 at 4:28 PM

Additional evacuation warnings, PCSO deputies advising residents on Pine Hollow.

August 15, 2022 at 4:22 PM

Tanker 103 will be on a load and hold at McClellan after the last drop.

August 15, 2022 at 4:15 PM

The Oak Fire started a quarter mile from the 2001 Ponderosa Fire which burned 2,778 acres in the North Fork of the American River.

August 15, 2022 at 4:04 PM

Another drop to take care of the spot fire on Gillis Hill near the North Fork.

August 15, 2022 at 3:58 PM

New spot fire reported by Oak Air Attack, towards the North Fork, visible on the camera. T93 working the spot.

August 15, 2022 at 3:55 PM Traffic control is in place at Live Oak Lane and One Fine Place.

August 15, 2022 at 3:50 PM

Oak Air Attack has tankers extending the exiting retardant lines, reinforcing the flanks. Spotting is still a concern.

August 15, 2022 at 3:48 PM

Mapping plane is arriving over the incident.

August 15, 2022 at 3:44 PM

Fire is spotting outside the line. Retardant drops to line the spots are underway. Ground resources are working structure protection and starting line construction. Strike Team from the Amador-Eldorado Unit is arriving. TNF helicopter 514 has a mechanical issue.

August 15, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Fire is hung up at the top of the ridge near Smuthers Ravine and Yankee Jims.

August 15, 2022 at 3:38 PM

PCSO is using Everbridge to alert residents of the fire. If you are asked to evacuated, leave.

August 15, 2022 at 3:36 PM

Two out of three homes in the area are evacuated, PCSO trying to contact residents of the third home. Smuthers Ravine Road has been notified of the fire.

August 15, 2022 at 3:32 PM

Fire has jumped Live Oak, spot fire estimated at 2-3 acres by ground resources.

Photo courtesy NEU

August 15, 2022 at 3:30 PM

New staging area will be on Canyon Way, wide open field.


August 15, 2022 at 3:24 PM

TNF and local resources responding to the fire to assist CAL FIRE resources. The 1300 block of Live Oak is now under evacuation order. Placer County Sheriff’s units at scene.

Oak Fire

August 15, 2022 at 3:21 PM

Additional dozer to the fire, Tanker 88 back from a reload in Grass Valley.

August 15, 2022 at 3:18 PM

Augmented dispatch to the fire now. Staging will be at Weimar Crossing, ICP is on Live Oak.

August 15, 2022 at 3:14 PM

IC estimates the fire at 10 acres with shortrange spotting. Attempting to keep the fire west of Yankee Jims Road.

Oak Fire

August 15, 2022 at 3:10 PM

Air Attack requesting a total of 6 tankers and three helicopters. The fire is burning at a rapid rate pf spread with spotting.

August 15, 2022 at 3:06 PM

Commercial vehicle fire, batteries on an a/c on a tractor trailer, numerous units at scene. Now 7 acres on top of the ravine with structure threat.

Oak Fire