2013-06-13 / Front Page

Sheriff provides update

Jill Ballinger/GAZETTE EDITOR

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies has provided some updated numbers on the Carstens Fire. The information was released at 4:30 p.m.

The following is updated information regarding the Carstens Fire in Mariposa County. 

THE LUSHMEADOWS SUBDIVISION HAS NOT BEEN EVACUATED

NO STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN LOST

NO MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR AREAS SOUTH OF TRIANGLE RD.

Lushmeadows is on a PREEVACUATION ADVISORY ONLY

If, in the event an evacuation order becomes necessary, you will be contacted by Law Enforcement personnel. 

As of  June 16 the Jerseydale area there were 154 residences evacuated / approximately 400 people moved from area.

The June 16-17 night time evacuation  of Triangle Road north / north east from Highway 140 to Darrah produced 296 evacuation notices.  

Numerous small and large animals moved to Fairgrounds which include: 26 horses, 16 sheep, four goats, one rabbit and chickens.  21 dogs and 10 cats are being kenneled at the ACO facility.

Road Closures: Jerseydale Road and all in that community are closed due to evacuation

                        Carter Road is closed due to evacuation

                        Buckingham Road is closed due to evacuation

                        Carstens Road is closed; allowing emergency and residents only

Today 40 mutual aid law enforcement officers are assisting the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office with security and services to the affected fire areas.  They are working in partnership with sheriff’s deputies to ensure public safety.  

Drivers are asked to refrain from traveling Triangle Road in the area between Highway 140 and Darrah Road if at all possible.  This is to allow public safety the safest possible environment to work in.  

If, in the event an evacuation order becomes necessary, residents will be contacted by law enforcement personnel. 

An evacuation center has been established at the Mariposa Elementary School located at 5044 Jones Street in Mariposa. Domestic animals are allowed at this shelter.

The Mariposa County Fairgrounds Animal Shelter for large animals and livestock has also been opened.

A Health Alert has also been issued regarding the expectation of increased smoke and ash.

  • Everyone, but especially people with heart or lung disease (including asthma) older adults and children should limit time spent outdoors and limit prolonged or heavy exertion and exercise when smoke is present.

 This Health Alert is in effect until revised as conditions warrant.

Carstens Fire Information Line is 966-4784.

For ongoing updates and information, you may call 966-1133 or 888-966-1133 or visit the Mariposa County Website at www.mariposacounty.org.

This message will be updated as information changes.


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