MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has issued another fire advisement as the Ferguson Fire moves south.
At 10:45 a.m., a fire advisement was issued for the following locations:
- Lushmeadows Community
- Ponderosa Basin Community
- Triangle Road from Jerseydale Road to Highway 49 South including all side roads
- Darrah Road from Triangle to Sherrod Road
- East side of Highway 49S from Darrah Road to Harris Cuttoff Road – This includes Boyer Road, Woodland Area, Wass Road and Tip Top Road
This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.
Should this area come under a Mandatory Evacuation Order you will be notified via the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Alert System by text, email and a voice call, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, and door-to-door communication by Sheriff’s Office staff. At that time you will be notified of the best routes of travel to safely evacuate your residence.
A fire advisement has also been issued for the Yosemite West area of Mariposa County.
Mandatory evacuations are in place at Savage Trading Post, Redbud Lodge, Cedar Lodge, Indian Flat Campground, Mariposa Pines, Jerseydale, Sweetwater Ridge and Ferguson Ridge. The BLM campgrounds in Briceburg are closed until further notice.
Jerseydale’s order includes all residences on Jerseydale Road, Hites Cove Road and all side roads from Triangle Road to the end of Hites Cove Road.
A Red Cross Evacuation Center has been established at the New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa. If you have been affected by the Ferguson Fire, the Sheriff’s Office asks that you please check in with the Red Cross Shelter even if you do not plan to stay there.
The Central California Animal Disaster Team is working in coordination with Mariposa Animal Control in dealing with small animals. Right now, they are referring pet owners with small animals to the Mariposa SPCA. If you need assistance with large animal evacuation please call the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office at 209-966-3615.
Highway 140 remains closed from 1.9 miles east of Midpines at the climbing lane to 1.4 miles east of Incline at Foresta Road (see map below).
Also closed are Jerseydale Road, Hites Cove Road and all side roads from Triangle Road to the end of Hites Cove Road; River Road from Briceburg to the gate at Railroad Flat and all campground areas are closed; Hites Cove Road from Bear Clover Road to the Merced River.
The Ferguson Fire is now under Unified Command with Cal Fire, the US Forest Service and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. For more information please call 530-377-6221 or to register for incident updates via email please visit www.tinyurl.com/fergusonfire.
For additional information on returning home after a wildfire visit http://www.readyforwildfire.org/After-a-Wildfire.