Information regarding any damages to property will be posted here once available.
KNP Complex Evacuation Area Map
Special Hotline Offered for Seniors Affected by the KNP Complex Fire
VISALIA, CA –Beginning Thursday, September 16, 2021, Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is providing a hotline for seniors only, aged 60 and older, who are under evacuation orders or evacuation warnings due to KNP Complex Fire activity.
The hotline was set up to assist seniors 60 and older who may need assistance with evacuating themselves and their pets, along with other information, resources, and support.
Starting tomorrow, September 16, 2021, seniors aged 60 and older may call the information assistance line at 1-800-321-2462 seven days a week from 4:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Again, this hotline is ONLY for seniors aged 60 and older.
Other individuals must call 2-1-1 for information and resources.
Please refer to https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies/ for the KNP Complex Evacuation Area Map. Call 2-1-1 for more information.
Press Release - 09/15/2021
KNP Complex Fire Evacuees Can Find Shelter For Their Animals
Services Provided by Tulare County Animal Services
Tulare County Animal Services has activated multiple animal shelters for large and small (domestic) animals affected by current Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings due to the KNP Complex Fire. To find out if you are located within any fire evacuation area, please refer to the Tulare County KNP Complex Fire Evacuation map at: https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies/.
If you are within an area under an Evacuation Order and need to shelter your animals, contact Tulare County Animal Shelter Manager Cassandra Heffington at (559) 679-6222. If you are able to take your animals with you, be sure to pack food/water, leashes and bedding, and any medications your pet may need.
If you are under an Evacuation Warning, 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 at: https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/resources/animal-evacuation-form/. The following locations are available for sheltering animals due to these evacuation orders:
Individuals who had to evacuate your property and left animals behind, please complete the Fire Assistance Evacuation Form at: https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/resources/animal- evacuation-form/. Tulare County Animal Services will contact you directly to coordinate picking up your animals. It is not safe to return to your home/property. Animal Services staff will make all efforts to evacuate the animals as soon as it is safe to do so.
If you wish to help the animals and livestock evacuated from the KNP Complex Fire, please contact Tulare County Animal Services at (559) 636-4050. Tulare County Animals Services will accept donations of animal feed, use and lending of livestock panels, livestock transportation trailers, and volunteers to care for animals sheltered from the wildland fire.
For the latest information and updates on the KNP Complex Fire, call the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Information Line at (559) 565-3704 or visit the KNP Complex webpage on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/.
For other information and Animal Services related services, please contact Tulare County Animal Services at (559) 636-4050 or visit: https://tcanimalservices.org/animalservices/.
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/.
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.