Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
County of Tulare
September 18, 2020
Tulare County Issues Mandatory Evacuation Orders for Silver City and Mineral King
VISALIA, CA – The Tulare County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for Silver City and Mineral King, effective immediately, due to the SQF Complex fire activity.
Mandatory evacuation means an immediate threat to life safety and property; all residents must evacuate the area.
The temporary evacuation points are at the Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah in Exeter and the Porterville College football stadium at 100 E College Ave in Porterville. Displaced persons should call 2-1-1 and/or 1-800-RED-CROSS to obtain shelter; for those who have RVs/trailers to park, please also call 2-1-1. If you are an older individual who may need assistance evacuating, please call 1-800-321-2462.
As you are able, please evacuate your domestic animals with you. Should you need to evacuate livestock, bring them to either the Woodlake Lions Club Rodeo Grounds or the Porterville Fairgrounds
If you need shelter for your domestic animals, call Tulare County Animal Shelter Manager Cassandra Heffington, Manager, at (559) 679-6222, the shelter location is 14131 Avenue 256, Visalia, CA 93292 and staff are there to assist you.
If you have to evacuate your property and leave animals behind, please fill out this form and Tulare County Animal Services will contact you between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM to coordinate care for your animals. If it is not safe to return to your address, Animal Services will try and shelter in place for the animals and you will be kept on their list to follow up as soon as it is safe to do so. https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/resources/animal-evacuation-form/
Tulare County has two levels of evacuations: voluntary and mandatory. The following communities remain under mandatory evacuation orders: Ponderosa, Pyles Boys Camp; Redwood Dr.; Alpine Village; South Fork; Sequoia Crest; Doyle Springs; Highway 190 along the south from the intersection of Balch Park Rd. north to Blue Ridge Lookout east to Moses Mountain, and south to Highway 190 at Mahogany Flat, Upper Tule River Corridor (Camp Nelson, Pierpoint, Coy Flat, Mountain Aire, and points between); Cedar Slope;
The following communities remain under voluntary evacuation: Community of Springville, all points between Globe Drive and Balch Park Rd.