Prather, CA., October 01, 2020 – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) High Sierra Ranger District and Fresno County Sheriff’s Office will allow individuals to enter temporarily to collect belongings left behind when evacuated (tents, trailers, boats and gear), and close cabins for the winter.
Due to an overwhelming response the decision has been made to add another weekend to allow individuals affected by the Creek Fire the opportunity to take care of these tasks. Individuals can choose to either enter the weekend of the 3rd & 4th or 10th & 11th, allowing time for plans to be made.
Each day a there will be a set period of time beginning October 3rd & 4th, and again on October 10th & 11th, 2020 allowing those affected by evacuations, and recreational residences to clean out refrigerators, winterize cabins, then move back off the forest.
The SNF will allow roadblock access each of the two days from 7am - 1pm, If individuals arrive after 1pm access will not be permitted. The check-in for these days will be staged at each of the roadblock access points to areas where entry is to be made for that day.