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Evacuation Order Lifted For The Community Of Wawona

WAWONA – The evacuation order for the community of Wawona, inside Yosemite National Park, has been lifted as of 10 a.m. today.

This area will be open to residents ONLY and will remain under a Fire Advisement – residents should remain aware and be prepared of a potential evacuation should conditions change.

All residents will need to use the South Entrance to Yosemite on Highway 41. Speed control will be enforced. There is still a large amount of emergency equipment in the area.

Evacuation Orders remain in effect for:

  • Yosemite West
  • Old El Portal
  • Rancheria Flat- Government Housing
  • El Portal Trailer Court
  • Foresta
  • Anderson Valley
  • Incline Road
  • Cedar Lodge
  • Yosemite View Lodge area
  • Old Yosemite
  • Yosemite Valley

Road Closures in the Area

  • Wawona Road (Highway 41) from Chilnualna Falls Road to Yosemite Valley
  • Wawona Road from the South Entrance to Chilnualna Falls- Open to Residents Only

Other Road Closures

  • Anderson Valley Road
  • Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) from entrance of Yosemite National Park to Crane Flat
  • Foresta Road
  • Highway 140 from the entrance of Yosemite National Park to 1.5 miles east of Midpines
  • Incline Road
  • River Road from Briceburg to the gate at Railroad Flat and all campground areas along Highway 140
  • Summit Road
  • Old Yosemite Road (Coulterville Road)
  • Tioga Pass Rd from Crane Flat to White Wolf

General Information

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Yosemite National Park Service will have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the security and safety of residents and businesses.

There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

For questions or concerns regarding power, please contact PG&E at 800-743-5000 or visit their website at www.pge.com.

The Mariposa County Health Department has health and safety information for residents returning to their homes on our website at http://www.mariposacounty.org/health or call 209-966-3689.

Mariposa County Health and Human Services will be available to assist residents with gaining additional services. Additional information regarding these and other services is available at

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately.

Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous.

As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.

We encourage the public to remain prepared year-round for wildfires by visiting the www.readyforwildfire.org website.

The best show of support for firefighters is having your home and property “fire-ready.”

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