MARIPOSA COUNTY — Fire officials have announced that Mariposa residents are being allowed to return to their homes.
Evacuation orders for the town of Mariposa have been lifted on Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m.
Highway 49 South is open with no restrictions. Highway 140 East of Mariposa is open to Yosemite.
Highway 49 north to Coulterville is still closed, as is 140 west to Catheys Valley.
There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.
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.
Cal fire encourages 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.”