FERGUSON FIRE: EVACUATIONS LIFTED
August 1, 2018 - Evacuation Orders for the following locations will be lifted this evening Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. This area will be open to residents only and will remain under a Fire Advisement. Fire Advisement- This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.
Evacuation Areas Lifted:
El Portal Trailer Court- All residents will need to use the ENTRY POINT on Highway 140 in the Midpines area.
Due to the large amount of emergency equipment in the area, speed control will also be enforced.
Evacuation Order remains in effect for- Old El Portal and Park Line / Yosemite View Lodge area will remain closed.
Highway 140 from 1.5 miles West of Midpines to El Portal Rd- Open to Residents Only
Highway 140 from El Portal Rd to Yosemite National Park Entrance
El Portal Rd
Foresta Rd from El Portal Rd to Foresta
Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the security and safety of residents and businesses.
There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime 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 Health and Human Services will be available to assist residents with gaining additional services. Additional information regarding these and other services is available at
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”.
Source: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office