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Alert: Vegetation Fire Rd 225 North Fork

NORTH FORK–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is responding to a vegetation fire in the 59000 block of Road 225 in North  Fork. Ground and air crews are responding. The initial reports are that it is 5 acres. This is the Whiskey Fire. We Will update this article when we have more information.

More information can be found on the CalFire website.

UPDATE DAY 2 JULY 4TH, 2023 

8:00AM 

#Whiskeyfire off Road 225 North Fork in Madera County is 83.6 acres and 20% contained. In Unified Command with @CALFIREMMU and @Sierra_NF

 

ORIGINAL UPDATES JULY 3RD, 2023

UPDATE 2:16pm

The fire is now 20 acres with a potential of 500 acres.

An evacuation order has been issued for Cascadel Woods due to FIRE. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now.

Zonehaven evacuation information here.

UPDATE 2:33PM

The fire is now 30 acres per radio traffic.

 

The Whiskey Fire from Road 225 near Manzanita Lake Photo Courtesy of Wade Wheeler

UPDATE 2:59pm

The fire is now 40 acres and 10% contained per radio traffic.

UPDATE 3:52PM

Zonehaven Zone 643 is now on evacuation warning and the fire is 50 acres per radio traffiic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from Alert Wildfire Cam 4:19pm 7.3.2023

 

UPDATE 5:30PM

From the Madera County Sheriff’s Department Facebook Page

EVACUATION ORDERS:
-Road 225 between Tera Tera Ranch Road and Rainbow Drive Northside of the road only
-Tera Tera Ranch Road

EVACUATION WARNINGS:
-Zone 919 – Road 225 Northeast
-Zone 771 – Road 225 Northwest
-Zone 773 – Mission Drive
-Zone 775 – Cascadel Woods
-Zone 643 – Road 233

ROAD BLOCKS:
– Road 225 @ Lark Lark
– Road 225 @ Tera Tera Ranch Road

Go to www.maderaaware.com for an interactive map of current evacuations.

 

UPDATE 6:33PM

The fire is 47.5 acres and 15% contained.

UPDATE 8:00PM

As of 8pm, Evacuation Orders for Tera Tera Ranch Road remain.

Evacuations Orders for Road 225 between Rainbow Drive and Tera Tera Ranch Road have been reduced to warning.

Road 225 is open to traffic but please use caution due to Fire Equipment being in the area.

Evacuation Warnings remain for the following zones: Zone 919 – Road 225 Northeast Zone 771 – Road 225 Northwest Zone 773 – Mission Drive Zone 775 – Cascadel Woods Zone 643 – Road 233

Go to www.maderaaware.com for an interactive map of current evacuations.

 

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