Madera County – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the evacuation warnings for Evacuation Zones M49 Road 422, M50, John West and M51 Upper Road 426 have been lifted. Please go to the Madera County Web Page and click on the fire map to see more information.
Smoke will continue to be a concern as it continues to linger in the valleys. Mid-slopes and ridges will have less smoke which is expected to lead to more active fire behavior. The prediction is for much clearer skies by Thursday. Winds will primarily be slope driven, the exception will remain near the Sierra Crest on the northeast side of the fire where stronger west to southwest winds are likely with gusts to 30 mph. Humidity will remain around 10% during the day.
Expect active to extreme fire behavior with movement towards Globe Rock, Jackass Lakes, Strawberry Mine and Cattle Mountain. Fire spread in the Central Camp, Browns Creek and Whisky Falls will be active and spotting may move fire to the west.