2013-06-20 / Front Page

Final evacuees can go home


Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies has lifted the evacuation order for residents of Carter Road and Buckingham Mountain Road.

Beginning at 4 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, June 20,  the Carter Road and Buckingham Mountain Road areas will open to residents only. 

***Forest Service Roads leading to and around the Carstens Fire will remain closed.


Be sure to bring some form of identification to the entry point that shows proof of residency as non-residents are not being allowed into the area at this time.

  Domestic livestock and Pets:

Domestic livestock and/or pets that are housed at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds can be retrieved between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

Animals housed at the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Animal Control Facility can be retrieved between 9 AM and 5 PM.  If assistance is required please telephone 742-4300.

Public Safety Officials would like to thank all of those who were impacted during this fire emergency for their ongoing interest, cooperation and patience.

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Pretty amazing work all

Pretty amazing work all around. This fire could have been devastating major disaster to our county; as it was, the Carstens Fire has now hopefully ended as a merely expensive major inconvenience which unfortunately disrupted peoples' lives and required a huge, concerted effort from first-responding agencies all over. It's nothing short of incredible that the Carter Ranch Festival WILL go on as planned beginning this Friday June 21 - and that soon, all our residents and their displaced animals will be able to return home. A special round of applause goes out to all those selfless fire-fighters and all law-enforcement officials and volunteers who stepped up to help out. And a final word of appreciation has to go to the Mariposa Gazette, which performed exemplary work in keeping us informed - with dead-on accurate information, presented promptly. To all those who helped make this fire as endurable as possible: thank you. Thank you all.

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