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Evacuations Lifted For Coulterville And Some Other Areas

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 12 noon:

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.

Evacuations lifted for these areas:

  • Hwy 49 North from the town of Coulterville to Crown Lead Rd including all side roads
  • Hwy 132 and all side roads
  • J132- From Hwy 49 North to Lower Dog Town Rd (Dog Town Rd remains closed)
  • Downtown Coulterville
  • Buckeye Rd
  • Old Hwy and all side roads(Yaqui Gulch remains closed)
  • W. Whitlock and all side roads (Mt. Bullion Ridge Rd remains closed)
  • E. Whitlock and all side roads
  • Colorado and all side roads
  • Sherlock Rd and all side roads
  • The following roads on Hwy 140: Martin Rd, Bumguardner Mt. Rd, Paso Del Oso, Hummingbird Ln, Grosjean Rd, Lakeview Rd
All other evacuation orders remain in effect.
 
The following roads will remain closed in the above lifted area
  • Yaqui Gulch and all side roads – Closed from Old Hwy to Hwy 140
  • Hwy 49N- Closed from 1 mile North of Bear Valley to Crown Lead Rd
  • Greeley Hill Rd- Closed from Lower Dog Town to Bowers Cave
  • Mt. Bullion, Agua Fria, Yaqui Gulch, Princeston Way CYA, Mt. Bullion Ridge all remain closed. 

General Information

PG&E is working to restore electric service safely and as quickly as possible. As power is restored and communities are repopulated we want customers to know we are here to help. We have additional employees in areas damaged by fire to respond and support repopulation. Please call us with any questions or concerns regarding electric service at 800.743.5000.

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.

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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