Wawona, CA…A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for: The Community of Wawona. Please use Wawona Road to Highway 41 to safely exit the area. Wawona Road to Highway 140 remains closed. You can begin evacuating now, Yosemite National Park Service and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office are currently in the area contacting residents. A Red Cross Shelter has been established at the New Life Christian Church located at 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa. Please drive with caution and watch for responding emergency traffic.
Safety Message: The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions.
Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings.
If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately.
Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous.
Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.
We encourage the public to remain prepared year-round for wildfires by visiting the www.readyforwildfire.org website. The best show of support is having your home and property “fire-ready.”