MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A new wildfire burning in Madera County has now forced evacuation orders to be issued for some residents.

As of Wednesday night, the Fork Fire has reached 400 acres with no reported containment.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders for the following areas:

  • Road 225 between Road 200 and Lark Lane, South Side of Road
  • Willow Creek Drive
  • Church Street
  • Weatherly Lane
  • Wakova Lane
  • De Na Lane
  • Tu Nobi Way
  • Poy Ah Now Road
  • Lark Lane
  • Rainbow Drive
  • Peckinpah Acres Drive
  • Douglas Ranger Station Road
  • Elderberry Lane
  • Wild Rose Lane
  • Cascadel Heights Drive
  • Cascadel Drive including Cascadel Subdivision
  • Road 222 from Road 200 to Carmen Ranch Road
  • Road 225 between Lark Lane and Tera Tera Ranch Road.
  • Boulder Creek Drive
  • Whiskey Pines Drive

Officials say the fire is posing an immediate threat to life and residents living in the area under the evacuation order need to leave now.

The area will be soon closed to public access as crews work to contain the fire.

Officials have also issued evacuation warnings for the following areas:

  • Road 222 between Carmen Ranch Road and Madera/Fresno County Line
  • Road 225 between Tera Tera Ranch Road and Kingsman Flat Road

The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at Oakhurst Community Center at 39800 Fresno Flats Rd. for evacuees affected by the Fork Fire in Madera County. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals, and additional resources to evacuees.

Anyone who needs help evacuating is asked to call 911.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.