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More Tulare County residents ordered to evacuate as Windy Fire spreads to over 12,000 acres – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-18 20:11:24 –

Tulare County, CA (KFSN)-On Saturday, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office issued new evacuation orders to several communities near the windy fires of the Sequoia National Forest.

The Ponderosa and Carolina poplar communities were ordered to evacuate immediately.

A temporary shelter was set up at Porterville College on 100 East College Avenue. Anyone in need of assistance can call 211.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office also issued evacuation warnings, including M107 on Dome Rock, north of HWY 190 / M90 (MT21S50) on North Road, east of Route 21S05, Needles Trail, and Lloyd Meadow (MT22S82) on Lower Peppermint Road. Did. ).

Authorities say these residents do not need to leave at this time, but should be prepared to evacuate if the fire continues to spread to the community.

The sheriff’s office states that the Parker Pass has closed all M107 roads from HWY 190 / M90 to M50. There are obstacles on the HWY 190 and Redwood. Only residents of Cedar Slope can pass with a proof of residence.

A new evacuation order will be issued two days after the sheriff’s office ordered the evacuation of Johnsondale and Camp Whitset. These include the Dome Rock M107, the Lower Peppermint Road Lloyd Meadow (MT22S82), the South Sherman Pass Road M99, and the West M107 and M50.

Windy Fire has grown rapidly to over 12,370 acres with 0% containment.

All roads and sidewalks near the Sequoia National Forest wildfire are closed.

The US Forest Office said the closure was in place until the end of the year to protect the general public and firefighters.

The lightning-lit fire is burning in the steep terrain of the Tree River Reservation and the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

This is one of eight fires that began with a thunderstorm in the forest during a storm last week.

Note: The video above is from a previous story and will be updated.

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