2013-06-13 / Front Page

New evacuations ordered


Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies has issued new evacuation orders because of the Carstens Fire.

At 11:30 p.m. on June 16, the sheriff put mandatory evacuation orders in place for the north east side of Triangle Road from Highway 140 to East Westerfall Road. About 1:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17, a CODE RED message went out to residents of the Lushmeadows subdivision. Residents there are being advised to be prepared to evacuate.

An evacuation center has been established at Mariposa Elementary School. Livestock and animals are being cared for at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.

As of 12:40 a.m., the following road closures were in place:

Jerseydale Rd at Triangle Rd CLOSED due to fire evacuations
Carter Rd at Triangle Rd CLOSED due to fire evacuations
Buckingham Mtn Rd CLOSED due to fire evacuations
Carstens Rd at 140 Hwy CLOSED due to fire

The Gazette continues to follow this story. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. 

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