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Evacuation Orders Lifted In More Areas Of Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only on Saturday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m.

These areas will still remain under advisory. Evacuation Advisory- Issued alert to media and public of potential evacuation orders. Contains general information of the incident and how to prepare.

  • French Camp Road
  • Fournier Road
  • Mykleoaks Road
  • West Whitlock from 49N to Whitlock Gap (Three miles from Hwy 49 N)
  • Hwy 140 from Hornitos Road to Elizabeth Lane

All evacuations on Hwy 140 between Elizabeth Ln to approximately one mile west of the town of Mariposa, remain under an Evacuation Order.

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.

The following roads will remain closed:

  • Agua Fria Rd
  • Mt. Bullion Cuttoff- Closed from Hwy 140 to Rd72 A
  • Princeton Way- Closed at Rd72 B
  • CYA Camp Road– Closed at Hwy 49 North
  • Bear Valley Road– Closed at Hwy 49 North to Mt. Gaines Road
  • Cotton Creek Road– Closed at Bear Valley Road
  • Highway 49 North- Closed from Oakridge Rd (Coulterville) to the top of Bagby Grade
  • West Whitlock- Closed at Whitlock Gap (Three miles from Hwy 49 N) to Hwy 140
  • All side roads on Hwy 140 –Closed with the exception of Elizabeth Ln, Trower Roads

SOUTH COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES also include the following:

  • Old Hwy Road from 49S to School House Road in Catheys Valley including all feeder road (Morman Hills area, Birdgeport, Burl dr, Wilbers way, ect)
  • Yaqui Gulch Road including all feeder road (Live Oak, Lake View, Guadalupe Creek, ect)
  • Buckeye rd including all feeder roads (Ramsden Road, Digger Pine, Bridgeport, ect)
  • East Whitlock from Hwy 140 to Whitlock gap and all feeder roads (Mosher Road, SherlockRoad, Foran Road, Colorado Road, ect)
  • Bumguardner Mt Road
  • Paso Del Oso
  • Humming Bird Road
  • Guadalupe Mt and Guadalupe Mt Fire Road
  • Grosjean Road

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Allied Agencies will have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the security and safety of resident and businesses. Due to the large amount of emergency equipment in the area, speed control will also be enforced.

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

The Mariposa County Health Department has health and safety information for residents returning to their homes on our website at http://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=89 or call 209-966-3689.

SAFETY MESSAGE – 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.

Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. 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.

Beginning today, Free Food Waste Disposal services will be offered  at Highway 140 and Bullion Street behind the Chamber of Commerce.  The hours offered of operations will be 9 a.m. thru 3 p.m. every day but Sunday.

Solid Waste Facility
The Solid Waste Facility will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day except Sunday.

We encourage the public to remain prepared year-round for wildfires by visiting the www.readyforwildfire.org website. The best show of support is having your home and property “fire-ready”.

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