DATE: July 19, 2021
RE: Mandatory Evacuation Mesa Vista
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALPINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ORDERS THE MANDATORY EVACUATION OF MESA VISTA
The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office has ordered the mandatory evacuation of the Mesa Vista area effective 2:53 PM on July 19, 2021. They are asking all residents and visitors to safely leave the area.
Mandatory Evacuation: Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs and campground area, Shay Creek, Marklee Village, Alpine Village, Woodfords, East Fork Resort and Hung A Lel Ti, Blue Lakes Rd., Upper & Lower Blue Lakes and Mesa Vista.
Evacuee Information: Alpine County, in collaboration with Douglas County and Douglas County Community Services, established an evacuation shelter at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center located at 1329 Waterloo Ln., Gardnerville, NV 89410. It is recommended that any evacuees needing shelter, food or supplies go to the location and register. Additionally, anyone looking for information on evacuees should check in at the registration desk.
Closures: Highway 89 is closed at the intersection of Highway 4 and 89. Highway 4 is open west of the Highway 89 and Highway 4 junction. Please slow down and drive with caution in the area as fire crews continue to work. Refer to https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ for closure specifics. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Carson Pass (Highway 88) and Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4).
Weather and Smoke: There is a 60 percent chance of wetting rain today, with a possibility of flooding in drainages and debris flows on steep terrain in the fire area. Even if the area receives rain, the fire could remain active. Carson Valley and surrounding areas could be impacted by smoke and ash fall. Individuals with compromised respiratory systems are encouraged to limit outdoor exposure, if possible.
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