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Windy Fire

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Sequoia National Forest
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607
Hours: Mon - Fri 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sheriff Orders New Evacuation Order & Warning for the Windy Fire

Windy Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 9/23/2021

Evacuation Order
An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area of McNally's Lodge. This evacuation order is from Sherman Pass Rd to Corral Creek. All structures, Forest Roads, dirt roads, access road, attached roads, and campgrounds.

An evacuation order means an immediate threat to life, safety, and property and all residents and visitors must leave now before the fire reaches the community. If you need assistance with evacuation, please call 9-1-1.

Evacuation Warning
An evacuation warning has been issued for the communities of California Hot Springs and Pine Flat areas. The evacuation warning includes M-504 at Tyler Creek, Southeast to Pine Flat, West to M-56 and Fire Control Road, North up Tyler Creek Road. This will continue to include structures, side roads, and attached roads.

Evacuation warnings are voluntary. Community members are strongly encouraged to prepare to evacuate if it becomes necessary. If individuals feel they need more time, please consider leaving the area now.

Should you choose to evacuate now, avoid all road closures and use M56/Hot Springs Dr to Porterville.

A road closure is in effect at M107 at HWY 190/M90 to Parker Pass.

Evacuation Point
The temporary evacuation point, where you may find information and assistance, is at Porterville College, 100 E. College Ave. Individuals who may need assistance evacuating may call 2-1-1. Older individuals (60+) who need assistance with evacuation or information may call the senior hotline at 1-800-321-2462.

When preparing to evacuate, please consider bringing important documents, necessary medication, changes of clothing, and hygiene items. If you are able to evacuate your domestic animals, remember to pack food, leashes, and other items. If you are not able to plan to evacuate your domestic animals or livestock, please make arrangements with Tulare County Animal Services prior to transporting your animals to an available shelter location by completing the Fire Assistance Evacuation Form located on the Tulare County Animal Services website at: https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/resources/animal-evacuation-form/.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for Johnsondale and Camp Whitsett, including M107 at Dome Rock, east to Lloyd Meadow at Lower Peppermint Road (MT22S82), south to M99 at Sherman Pass Road, west to M107 and M50.

Evacuation warnings remain in effect for Ponderosa and Quaking Aspen.

Please refer to https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies/ for the Windy Fire Evacuation Warning Area Map. Call 2-1-1 for more information. Log on to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7841/ for incident information. 
 
Road Closures 

  • M50 at Tyler Creek (Parker Pass Rd, California Hot Springs Rd.)

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