Incident Date: 9/14/21
Posted by: Media Relations
9/22/21- 12 p.m.
Sheriff Issues New EVACUATION WARNINGS for the KNP Complex Fire
Sheriff Boudreaux has issued EVACUATION WARNINGS for the communities of Eshom and Heartland Camp, including Eshom Valley Drive, from Fresno County Line, South to Tarbell Pocket on Eshom Valley Drive, and North Mountain Road, 468 North to the County line. The warning includes all structures, side roads, associated roads, and forest service roads, due to the KNP Complex Fire.
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.
The temporary evacuation point, where you may find information and assistance is at the Woodlake Community Center at 145 N. Magnolia. Individuals who may need assistance evacuating may call 2-1-1. Older individuals (60+) who need assistance with evacuation or information may call the senior hotline at 1-800-321-2462.
When preparing to evacuate, please consider bringing important documents, necessary medication, changes of clothing, and hygiene items. If you are able to evacuate your domestic animals, remember to pack food, leashes, and other items. If you are not able to plan to evacuate your domestic animals or livestock, 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/resources/animal-evacuation-form/.
All other warnings and orders related to the KNP Complex Fire remain in effect.
Please refer to https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies/ for the KNP Complex Fire Evacuation Warning Area Map. Call 2-1-1 for more information. Log on to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/ for incident information.
The Evacuation Warning Area will now include all structures within the Edison Dr, Cherokee Oaks Dr, Crystal Dr, Grouse Dr, Elk Dr, Meadow Dr, Quail Dr, Oak Ridge Dr, Ferndale Dr, Terminus Dr, Pierce Dr, Red Tail Ln, also including the current Evacuation Warning areas.
For an interactive map, go to the County of Tulare website: https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies.
Sheriff Boudreaux is issuing a EVACUATION ORDERS for a portion of Three Rivers. The Orders cover Mineral King Drive up to the Sequoia National Park Boundary, including associated structures along both sides of HWY 198 to the Park Boundary. The orders include Oak Grove Bridge down to HWY 198, including Sierra King Dr, Crest Lane, Hammond Dr, Oak Grove Dr., NOT including Dinely Dr.
There are Evacuation WARNINGS for all structures from Old Three Rivers Rd and Blossom Dr to South Fork Dr, including South Fork Dr up HWY 198 to Mineral King Dr, including North Fork Dr, also including all side roads along HWY 198 to Mineral King Dr.
CURRENT EVACUATION ORDERS:
-Silver City and Cabin Cove area on Mineral King Road
-Community of Sycamore within the Sequoia National Park
-Three Rivers: Mineral King Drive up to the Sequoia National Park Boundary, including associated structures along both sides of HWY 198 to the Park Boundary. Including, Oak Grove Bridge down to HWY 198, including Sierra King Dr, Crest Lane, Hammond Dr, Oak Grove Dr.
NOT including Dinely Dr.
CURRENT EVACUATION WARNINGS:
-Three Rivers: All structures from Old Three Rivers Rd and Blossom Dr to South Fork Dr, including South Fork Dr up HWY 198 to Mineral King Dr, including North Fork Dr, also including all side roads along HWY 198 to Mineral King Dr.