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Click here to view the Damage Assessment Map for the SQF Complex Fire

 

SQF Complex Fire Recovery Website or CLICK HERE

 

FIRE INFORMATION

Evacuation Orders

The Sequoia National Forest (SQF) Complex Fire is burning east of Ponderosa in the Golden Trout Wilderness.  On August 28, a Local Emergency was proclaimed and Evacuation Order issued for the communities of Ponderosa and Cedar Slope. 

View more information on InciWeb or Tulare County / US Forest Service social media.

View the Local Emergency Proclamation & Evacuation Order for Ponderosa, Cedar Slope, and Pyles Camp

View the Evacuation Order for Sequoia Crest, Alpine Village, and Redwood Drive

View the Evacuation Order for Camp Nelson, Coy Flat, Mountain Aire, Pierpoint, and points between

View the Evacuation Order for Doyle Springs

View the Evacuation Order for Balch Park and Mountain Home Forest Areas

View the Evacuation Order for the greater Balch Park, Blue Ridge, and Upper Tule River Areas

View the Evacuation Order for the Complex/South Fork Areas

View the Evacuation Order for the Silver City / Mineral King Areas

View the Order Lifting Evacuations for the Northern Portion of South Fork Drive

View the Order Lifting Evacuations for the Southern Portion of South Fork Drive

View the Order Lifting Evacuations for Portions of Balch Park

View the Order Lifting Evacuations for Blue Ridge, silver City, Mineral King, and Remaining Portions of South Fork

View the Order Lifting Evacuations for Ponderosa Camp Nelson and Doyle Springs

View the Order Lifting Evacuations for portions of Bear Creek
View the order Lifting Evacuations for Mountain Aire and Rogers Camp
View the Evacuation Order for Portions of South Fork Drive

View the order lifting evacuation for Balch Park Rd/Blue Ridge Drive/Battle Mountain Monument

View the order lifting evacuation for Battle Mountain Monunment and Lloyd Meadows Road

View the order lifting evacuation for Cedar Slope/Pyles Boys Camp

View the order lifting evacuations for Alpine Village/Sequoia Crest/RedwoodDr

View the order lifting evacuations for Mountain Home State Park and Balch Park Campgrounds.

View the order Rescinding All Evacuation Orders Only

 
Road Closures:
  • Sequoia National Forest- See Sequoia National Park for updates
  • South Fork at Salt Creek

 

Structure Damage Assessment Form: If your property was affected by the SQF Complex Fire please fill out this form by clicking here. Please note that this form has changed. Be advised damage assessment will begin as soon as it is safe for personnel to enter each area. You can use this map to view the preliminary assessment information. This information is updated daily and is the most recent information available.

Animal Services: If you have had to evacuate your property, as a result of the SQF Complex Fire, and had to leave animals behind or your animals are missing, please click here and fill out this form. Tulare County Animal Services will contact you between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM to assist you.

Local Assistance Center (LAC):

  • Porterville Location:
    • 1055 West Henderson Ave, Porterville, CA 93257
    • Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm & Saturday-Sunday from 9:00am - 3:00 pm

For displaced persons: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-Red-Cross

For displaced persons with RV/Trailers: Call 2-1-1

2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visit the Tulare County COVID-19 Website to learn more about local response and recovery efforts.

 

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.