NORTH FORK – The Corrine Fire, burning south of North Fork along Road 222, is now 35 percent contained, and has be reassessed at 920 acres.
As of 1 p.m. today, June 21, all evacuations associated with this fire will be lifted and residents will be allowed to return home.
Road 225 was reopened yesterday afternoon.
There are currently 1,440 personnel assigned to the Corrine Fire, 120 engines, 46 crews, 11 water tenders, 11 dozers and 4 helicopters.
Three outbuildings have been destroyed. No injuries have been reported.
Firefighters continued to improve existing line around the fire perimeter. Mop-up operations have begun within the fire perimeter, and access to the fire is difficult due to steep terrain.
As the fire activity decreases, resources are being made available for reassignment to other incidents.
The Incident Command Post is located at Minarets High School in O’Neals (the Command Post at the Mill Site in North Fork is for the Sky Fire in Oakhurst).
Residents who need more information can go to www.fire.ca.gov or 209-966-4784.
Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, USFS, Madera County Fire Department, Madera County Sheriff’s Department, PG&E, Red Cross, CHP and additional resources from the central valley.
The Corrine fire started on Thursday, June 18, at 9 p.m. The cause is under investigation.