Voluntary evacuation notice issued for South Fork Drive in Three Rivers

Voluntary evacuation notice issued
The SQF Complex fire as seen from the southernmost Tulare County foothills. (Inciweb.gov)
VOLUNTARY EVACUATION WARNING 

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has issued a voluntary evacuation notice for the following local area:

South Fork Drive area of Three Rivers. Voluntary evacuation notice issued

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, an Evacuation Warning means there is a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with livestock should leave now.

3R News is distributing this notice widely so Three Rivers residents are aware of what’s going on, but do not panic. The Sequoia (SQF) Fire had significant growth on its west and northwestern edges in the last 24 hours and was fueled by windy conditions, thus the large amount of ash and burnt debris raining down on Three Rivers today (Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020). The nearest portion of active fire is at least 16 air miles away from the end of South Fork Drive but strong easterly winds have started some spot fires, the closest being 6-8 miles from the end of South Fork Drive. 

From Inciweb’s most recent report: The West flank exhibited very active fire behavior due a strong east wind, producing wind-driven crown runs, and long range spotting … Spotting was observed up to 1/4 mile, as well as long duration [tree] crown fire runs.

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https://3riversnews.com/evacuation-and-hardening-homes-is-three-rivers-ready-for-a-fire-emergency/

Living in Three Rivers, residents should always be prepared for fire. Here is what to think about now, especially upper South Fork residents, to be prepared:
—Gather pets and livestock so they are ready to go.
—Collect all valuables and irreplaceable items such as important paperwork, medications, jewelry, photos, mementos, computers, etc.
—Charge electronic devices.
—Make sure there’s gas in your vehicle.
—Remove leaves and debris away from the perimeter of the residence.
—Remove outdoor furniture and any other flammable materials from porches and decks.
—Remove all litter and debris from your rooftop (if you’re able).
—Securely close all windows and doors.
—Take photos of your home for insurance purposes.
—Remember, safety first; no one has ever regretted evacuating early.
(Feel free to add to this list in the comments to assist others)
Livestock and pets

Tulare County Animal Services is announcing evacuation information for both large (livestock) and small (domestic) animals related to the SQF Complex Fire.

The Woodlake Rodeo grounds, located at 19400 Avenue 398, will take any large animals that are evacuated from the Three Rivers area. There is also a livestock trailer ready to deploy if there is a need for this.

There is space for domestic animals at the Tulare County Animal Shelter, 14131 Avenue 256, Visalia.

Questions about animals and where to take them or how to get them there? Dial 211.

Voluntary evacuation notice issued
In the southern Tulare County mountains east of Springville. (Tulare County Sheriff’s Office photo)

 

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14 thoughts on “Voluntary evacuation notice issued for South Fork Drive in Three Rivers

    • September 13, 2020 at 11:01 pm
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      Thanks for a very informative article. Appreciate you both!!

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  • September 13, 2020 at 4:19 pm
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    Thank you to the Elliotts for making us aware of this. We appreciate the alert!!

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  • September 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm
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    Thanks! The video of Steve LaMar is terrific too!

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  • September 13, 2020 at 10:07 pm
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    Thank you 3R News. Times like these reminds me why we local ‘papers’ .

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    • September 13, 2020 at 10:13 pm
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      We have updates coming up on site in a few minutes. Check back often.

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  • September 13, 2020 at 10:19 pm
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    Thank you very much for the updates.
    Most appreciative !!

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  • September 13, 2020 at 10:46 pm
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    Thank you!!!

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  • September 14, 2020 at 7:54 am
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    Thank you Sarah and John for the update.

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  • September 14, 2020 at 8:49 am
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    Thank you for being here and caring.

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  • September 14, 2020 at 10:44 am
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    Thank You to all- .please keep us informed with any updates on fire movement or evacuations.

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  • September 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm
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    Thanks for the information and will appreciate any more information about conditions as they occur

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  • September 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm
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    God bless you Sarah and John for the daily updates and GOD BLESS ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE APPARENTLY SAVED OUR LOVELY COMMUNITY….WHEW…WHAT A RIDE!!!

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