Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Clovis, CA 93611
MANDATORY EVACUATION LIFTED
EVACUATION LIFTED- Jerseydale Road and Sweetwater Ridge Road
Evacuation orders for Jerseydale and Sweetwater Ridge Road will be lifted this evening, Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. The Jerseydale area will include the remainder of Jerseydale Road from Triangle Road to lower Best Road and all side roads in the Jerseydale Area. Sweetwater Ridge Road is located in the Midpines area.
This area will be open to residents only and remain under advisory.
Fire Advisory-This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.
Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the security and safety of residents 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 any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.
For questions or concerns regarding power, please contact PG&E at 800-743-5000 or visit their website at www.pge.com.
The Mariposa County Health Department has health and safety information for residents returning to their homes on our website at http://www.mariposacounty.org/health or call 209-966-3689. Mariposa County Public Works will be at upper Best Road and Scott Road from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Thursday July 26th providing FREE residential spoiled food waste. Mariposa County Health and Human Services will be available to assist residents with gaining additional services. Additional information regarding these and other services is available at www.mariposacountyrecovers.org.
The Ferguson Fire is under Unified Command with CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. For information about the fire please call 530-377-6221 or to register for incident updates via email please visit www.tinyurl.com/fergusonfire.
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”.