Evacuation orders downgraded to warnings from SQF Complex Fire


TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — UPDATE: Oct 16. 8:00 a.m.: Sheriff Mike Boudreaux with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department downgraded another area from an evacuation order to an evacuation warning Saturday.

  • Remaining portions of South Fork Drive (for residents only)

UPDATE: Oct 14. 3:15 p.m.: Some evacuation orders from SQF Complex Fire have been downgraded to evacuation warnings Wednesday afternoon.

  • Alpine Village, Sequoia Crest and areas of Redwood Drive (for residents only)
  • South Fork Drive, east of Salt Creek Fire Control Road (for residents only)

UPDATE: Oct 11, 4:00 p.m.: Officials with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office downgraded some evacuation orders to evacuations warnings due to SQF Complex Fire Sunday evening.

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux downgraded the following area from evacuation order to a voluntary evacuation warning:

  • Nelson Drive, from the intersection of Nelson Drive and Skyline to the end of Nelson Drive
  • Cinnamon Canyon Road, from the intersection of South Fork Drive and Cinnamon Canyon Road to the end of Cinnamon Canyon Road
  • From the intersection of South Fork Drive and Cinnamon Canyon Road to the address of 46030 South Fork Drive (Intersection of South Fork Drive and M319)

Officials say a voluntary evacuation warning means people living in the area are able to return to their homes, but should still be ready to evacuate if fire conditions change.

Road Closures

The SQF Complex Fire has charred 167,388 acres and remains 70% contained as of Sunday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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