OAKHURST — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office would like to expedite the process for residents to gain access to their residences when the danger from the Railroad Fire and the Mission Fire has passed and re-population occurs.
In light of this effort, the Sheriff’s Office will open the Oakhurst Substation (see map below) for residents to come present documentation as proof they live in the evacuated area, and receive a pass. Proof of residency could include a driver’s license, vehicle registration, or utility bill.
The Sheriff’s Office will provide residents with a pass for entry. This will expedite access when re-population occurs, as well as assist with the flow of in/out traffic during the first 24 hours of re-population.
If you have the pass, it’s like being in the fast lane – you show it and sail on through. With out a pass, you will have to pull over to the side and prove that you belong there.
Please note that this is not an order for re-population. Information on re-population will be released as soon as it becomes available.
This action serves to simplify the process and maintain order when people are allowed to return home safely.
The hours of the Oakhurst Substation, located at 48267 Liberty Drive, are listed below.
- Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Railroad Community Meeting from 6 – 9 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.