Mandatory evacuation order lifted for Mineral King cabin communities

 

Mandatory evacuation order lifted
Alpenglow on Sawtooth Peak (elevation 12,343 feet), a notable natural landmark in Mineral King.

Effective Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 1 p.m., the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office downgraded evacuation orders for the Mineral King and Silver City areas of Sequoia National Park.
Mineral King has been under mandatory evacuation and closed to the public at Oak Grove Bridge (6.5 miles from Highway 198) since Friday, September 18. Mandatory evacuation order lifted
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mineral King area, normally open from Memorial Day through October and accessible by a one-way-in, one-way-out, narrow, curvy road, didn’t open to the public this season until June 4. Even then, the two area campgrounds remained closed throughout the season. The Mineral King Ranger Station also was closed to the public this summer. 
Areas downgraded to Evacuation Warning:
MINERAL KING, SILVER CITY, CABIN COVE, ATWELL MILL
An Evacuation Warning means those living in the area are able to return to the area, but should be ready to evacuate should conditions change due to SQF Complex fire activity. These areas will continue to have a locked gate (at the park entrance at 10 miles); cabin residents will have access to the area in order to winterize their cabins. Mandatory evacuation order lifted
Sequoia National Park has been closed since Tuesday, September 15, but should reopen soon as local evacuation orders are reduced.
Mandatory evacuation order lifted
Cold Springs Campground in Mineral King remained (and will remain) closed to the public in 2020 due to COVID-19.Mandatory evacuation order lifted

 
Mandatory evacuation order lifted
The Mineral King Ranger Station remained (and will remain) closed to the public in 2020 due to COVID-19.

 
There are really old things in Mineral King as the sign states.

 
Mandatory evacuation order lifted
A relieved deer that didn’t have to flee wildfire in the Mineral King valley.


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