Uppermost South Fork Drive, Mineral King, Silver City downgraded to VOLUNTARY EVACUATION; evacuation restrictions REMOVED from all other Three Rivers areas

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office release from Tuesday, Sept. 29, announcing the areas that were changed from MANDATORY evacuation to an evacuation WARNING.

 

From the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (Tuesday, Sept. 29): Any mention of South Fork has been removed from the list of areas with Evacuation Orders. The posting of the above lists is in response to a comment received below stating that upper South Fork residents were not being allowed past Cinnamon Canyon Road.

As of Tuesday, September 29, at 1 p.m., South Fork Drive above Cinnamon Canyon Road, Mineral King, Silver City, Blue Ridge Road, and Yokohl Drive have been downgraded from mandatory evacuation to EVACUATION WARNING.

According to CALFIRE, these areas will continue to have checkpoints and residents with proof of residency will be allowed to enter the area. Uppermost South Fork Drive

The remainder of Three Rivers (including South Fork Drive below Conley Creek Bridge) and Balch Park, previously under an evacuation warning, have had all evacuation restrictions lifted.

“Thank you to all our firefighters,” Kuyler said. “This is great news considering this fire now being the largest and most destructive in Tulare County history.” Uppermost South Fork Drive

Sequoia National Park should soon be announcing a reopening date since the park closure was tied to the evacuation status of Three Rivers. Sequoia National Forest remains closed.

All remaining Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings remain in place. Be alert on the roadways as fire crews and their equipment continue to work and travel in the area. Uppermost South Fork Drive

 

Uppermost South Fork Drive
The scenic Mineral King Road.

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5 thoughts on “Uppermost South Fork Drive, Mineral King, Silver City downgraded to VOLUNTARY EVACUATION; evacuation restrictions REMOVED from all other Three Rivers areas

  • September 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm
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    Great news! Thank you for the timely updates.

    Nice to see a pic of ‘Josh’s BiiiiiiiiiiiiiiIGGGGGG Tree’. You’ll see the story one day.

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  • September 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm
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    Thanks for the timely updates!! Glad we depend on the KC!

    It makes it easy to share with others

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  • September 29, 2020 at 4:24 pm
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    Again many thanks, Sarah! Those pictures make me so homesick and that BLUE SKY! I can almost smell the Bear Clover! The snow can’t fall soon enough.
    Sophie

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  • September 29, 2020 at 5:44 pm
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    Here on the South Fork, the choking smoke is almost all gone now, and for the first time a clear view of the Dennison ridge in the distance, with a massive smoke column to the right of the peak wafting up into the air, giving it the appearance of a volcano.

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  • September 29, 2020 at 10:24 pm
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    How are all the folks in 3 Rivers who don’t get enews supposed to know warning was lifted? It’s not in Cal Fire Incident Reports. The poorest communication regarding such a vital event topic. So much for CaLFire Emailed Incident Reports or Facebook or inciweb reports from West part of complex.

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