September Lightning Fires (KNP Complex and Windy)

Evacuation Orders Map

Red Areas - Evacuation Order: An evacuation order means an immediate threat to life, safety, and property and all residents and visitors must leave now before the fire reaches the community.

Yellow Areas - Evacuation Warning: Evacuation warnings are voluntary. Community members are strongly encouraged to prepare to evacuate if it becomes necessary. If individuals feel they need more time, please consider leaving the area now.

For the latest updates on Wildfires follow these Facebook pages:

Tulare County Fire Department Facebook

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Facebook

County of Tulare Facebook

Animal Evacuation Information

Tulare County Animal Services is available to assist with evacuating your animals from the fire areas along with housing for both small and large animals. Please contact Animal Services at (559) 636-4050 for more information or Dial 211.

Please make arrangements with Tulare County Animal Services prior to transporting your animals to an available shelter location by completing the Fire Assistance Evacuation Form located on the Tulare County Animal Services website at: https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/ or by calling (559) 636-4050. The form is also available directly at: https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/resources/fire-assistance-evacuation-form/.

 

KNP Complex Fire Information

KNP Complex Inciweb - Incident Information System: an interagency information management system providing the public with a single source of incident related information.

Updates on Facebook provided by:

Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park Service Facebook

Tulare County Fire Department Facebook

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Facebook

County of Tulare Facebook

 

Windy Fire Information

Windy Fire Inciweb - Incident Information System: an interagency information management system providing the public with a single source of incident related information.

Updates on Facebook provided by:

U.S. Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest Facebook

Tulare County Fire Department Facebook

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Facebook

County of Tulare Facebook

Windy Fire Damage Assessments - Information regarding any damages to property will be posted here once available.

 

Returning Home After a Wildfire

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. Follow these precautions when returning home provided by Tulare County Environmental Health Services:

Returning Home After a Wildfire Guide

Returning Home After a Wildfire Guide - SPANISH 

 

Other Active Emergencies in Tulare County:

2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - visit the Tulare County COVID-19 Website to learn more about local response and recovery efforts.

 

Tulare County Sandbags - visit the Tulare County Sandbags to learn more about sandbag locations.

 

Tree Mortality

Since 2012, record drought and record temperatures, have weakened trees throughout California, resulting in millions of acres of failing forestland that then become vulnerable to disease and infestation. Infestation, such as those caused by native bark beetles, have caused tree mortality of epidemic proportions.

The scale of tree mortality in California contributes to significantly increased wildfire risks, and presents life safety risks due to falling trees that can injure or kill people.

Due to these increased risks, California and Tulare County have proclaimed states of emergency for tree mortality.

Read more here.