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Evacuations Lifted For Yaqui Gulch, CYA and Mt. Bullion Ridge

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Evacuation orders for the following areas will be lifted for residents only, Sunday, July 23, at 6 p.m.

These areas will 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.

  • Yaqui Gulch Rd and all side roads
  • CYA Camp Rd
  • Mt. Bullion Ridge Rd

All other evacuation orders remain in effect.

The following roads will remain closed in the above lifted area

  • Hwy 49N – Closed from 1 mile North of Bear Valley to Crown Lead Rd
  • Mt. Bullion Cuttoff Rd- Closed from Hwy 140 to Rd 72A
  • Agua Fria – Closed from Hwy 140 to Hwy 49N

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 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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