Evacuation orders issued as firefighters battle wildfire near Oakhurst

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MARIPOSA COUNTY, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – A fast-growing wildfire has forced evacuation orders to be issued for residents in Mariposa and Madera counties on Sunday.

The Red Cross of the Central Valley said they have opened a Resource Center at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the River Fire in Mariposa and Madera counties.

Cal Fire officials say the River Fire started near Oak Grove Road and Oak Grove School Road, northwest of Oakhurst.

The area has been closed to public access as crews continue to work on containing the fire.

The latest update from Cal Fire puts the fire at 4,000 acres with 5% containment.

No structures have been burned and no injuries have been reported at this time.

You can read the full list of evacuation orders, warnings, and road closures in place as of 10:00 p.m. Sunday below:

Evacuation orders are currently in place for the following areas:

MADERA COUNTY:

  • Road 800
  • Road 810
  • Road 812
  • Road 600
  • Apache Road to 612 (Both sides)

MARIPOSA COUNTY:

  • Indian Peak at Usona to Road 800
  • Oak Grove Road at Oak Grove School Road to Road 800
  • Stumpfield from Leonard to the Madera County line
A map showing the areas under an evacuation order in Mariposa County. (Photo: Arcgis)

Authorities say the evacuation orders are mandatory and residents need to leave the area right away.

Evacuation warnings have been issued for the following areas:

MADERA COUNTY:

  • Road 600
  • Road 612
  • Road 415

The Red Cross has set up a temporary evacuation point at New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa.

Volunteers will be providing evacuees with a safe shelter, meals, water, and health services.

Road closures are currently in place in the following areas:

MADERA COUNTY:

  • Road 613 to Road 800
  • Road 600 to Road 619
  • Road 600 – Road 612

MARIPOSA COUNTY:

  • Stumpfield Mountain Road and Leonard Road
  • Indian Peak at Usona Road
  • Oak Grove Road at Oak Grove School Road

There is currently no estimated time for roads to reopen.

No other details have been released by authorities at this time.

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