River Fire doubles in size to 9,000 acres; evacuation orders issued

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MARIPOSA COUNTY, California. (KSEE/KGPE) – Firefighters are working to contain a large wildfire burning in Mariposa and Madera counties.

The River Fire started near Oak Grove Road and Oak Grove School Road in Mariposa County around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The latest update from Cal Fire puts the fire at 9,000 acres with 10% containment.

Fire officials say one structure and four outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire.

All evacuation orders issued in Mariposa County have now been reduced to a fire advisory.

A fire advisory is not a mandatory order to evacuate, but authorities say homeowners should be prepared to leave if needed.

You can read the full list of evacuation orders, warnings, and road closures in place as of 4 p.m. Monday 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)
  • Road 600 between Apache Ranch Road and Blazing Saddle Trail (Including the spur road JWP Ranch Road)

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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