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Ridgeline Housing at Bass Lake. Picture courtesy of Darvin Atkeson

Collapsed Structures and Evacuations

MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reports that On March 3, 2023, around 3 pm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a potentially collapsed roof at a mobile home in Bass Lake.

MCSO Deputies responded along with EMS and CALFIRE. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies spoke to the homeowner, who advised her roof was beginning to slope and she was concerned about it collapsing. She

Image of Madera County Sheriff Truck Pulling Snow Cat

Courtesy of Madera County Sheriff

declined transport or medical assistance, and deputies helped her with a plan to leave if conditions worsened. They also spoke with her neighbors, who offered to help remove snow from the roof.

Evacuation Order for Sierra Springs Mobile Home Park

Later that same day, Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 2:06 PM PST, MCSO announced an evacuation order for Sierra Springs Mobile Home Park (39737 Road 274, Bass Lake) due to increased snowfall causing a weight hazard on the roofs of the mobile homes. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is closed to public access. Take action immediately. If you’re in need of evacuation assistance, call 9 1 1. An evacuation shelter has been established at Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Road 425B)

MADERA SHERIFF: Evacuation Order for Sierra Springs Mobile Home Park. Click here for details. nixle.us/EAXED

On March 5, 2023, shortly before 9:30 am, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a collapsed commercial building on Cowboy Trail in Bass Lake.
The owner of the building indicated it was used for storage, and there was no one inside. MCSO Deputies responded to the area along with crews from CALFIRE. Upon arrival, they confirmed there were no occupants inside.

If residents are in need of any assistance, supplies, or shelter, please call us at (559) 675-7770, so we can coordinate resources for you.

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