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Windy Fire: Evacuation warnings issued for some residents near wildfire in Sequoia National Forest – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-16 13:59:36 –

Tulare County, California (KFSN)-The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation warnings to several communities near the windy fires of the Sequoia National Forest.

Warnings are directed to Johnsondale and Camp Witset, east of Lloyd Meadow on Dome Rock M107, Lower Peppermint Road (MT22S82), south of M99 on Sherman Pass Road, and west of M107 and M50.

Residents do not need to leave at this time, but prepare for evacuation if the fire continues to spread to the area, according to people familiar with the matter.

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

Windy Fire burned over 3,900 acres with 0% containment.

All roads and sidewalks near the Sequoia National Forest wildfire were closed on Thursday morning.

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

The thunder-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.

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