MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- Firefighters continue to fight the flames of the Fork Fire in Madera County.

Cal Fire says the blaze began Wednesday as four separate fires off of Road 222. Officials say the fire grew to 50 acres in fifteen minutes. On Thursday morning the fire has spread to more than 750 acres according to Cal Fire.

Firefighters are facing hot dry weather as they continue to fight the fire.

The Sherriff’s Office has announced the reduction of evacuation orders to warnings in the following areas:

  • Church Street, Willow Creek Drive, and Weatherly Lane
  • Douglas Ranger Station Road, Elderberry Lane, and Wild Rose Lane
  • Cascadel Drive, Peckinpah Acres Drive, Mission Drive
  • Cascadel Drive and Subdivision, Cascadel Height Drive, and Autumn Ridge Road
  • Road 222 from Road 200 to Carmen Ranch Road

These along with the other areas with warnings that include:

  • Road 222 from Carmen Ranch Road to Madera/Fresno County Line
  • Road 225 from Tera Tera Ranch Road to Kingman Flat Road

Road 222 will remain closed to any thru traffic. Residents will be allowed to return with proof of residency such as an ID. The area still has large amounts of fire equipment on Road 222. Residents are urged to use caution driving in the area.

The remaining orders are still in place

  • Road 228, Wakova Lane, De Na Lane, and Mill Compound
  • Road 225 from Cascadel Road to Rainbow Drive
  • Road 225 from Cascadel Road to Lark Lane, Tu Nobi Way, Poy Ah Now Road
  • Road 225 from Lark Lane to Tera Tera Ranch Road, Boulder Creek Drive, Whiskey Pines Drive

The roads remain closed at:

  • Road 222 @ Road 222 (Road 222 Closed)
  • Road 222 @ Carmen Ranch Road (Road 222 Closed)
  • Road 225 @ Cascadel Drive (Road 225 Closed)
  • Road 225 @ Cascadel Drive (Road 225 Closed)
  • Road 228 @ Road 225 (Road 228 Closed)
  • Wakova Lane @ Road 225 (Wakova Lane Closed)
  • De Na Lane @ Road 225 (De Na Lane Closed)

Officials are continuing to update evacuations as the fire continues. The cause is still under investigation.

The Red Cross has two shelters for those evacuated from the fire at Oakhurst Community Center 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst and Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church 50443 High School Road, Oakhurst