Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Porterville, CA 93257
Effective 12:00 pm on September 6, 2017, officials lifted the voluntary evacuation order for residents in the Ponderosa community.
The following roads are available for re-entry into Ponderosa: Western Divide (M-107) through Parker Pass (M-50) from California Hot Springs. Highway 190 east of Springville remains closed.
Tulare County has two levels of evacuations: mandatory and voluntary.
The following communities remain under mandatory evacuation orders: Upper Rio Vista, Cow Mountain (Springville),Camp Nelson, Sequoia Crest, Mountain Aire (Rogers Camp), Cedar Slope, Alpine, Doyle Springs, Wishon, and Pierpoint.
The following communities remain under voluntary evacuation orders: Springville, residents along Balch Park Road, the Bear Creek community, Mountain Home State Forest, and Scicon.
For further information in regards to Pier Fire evacuation orders and road closures please call the Tulare County EOC 559-636-5496.