Sky Ranch Road, north of Oakhurst, was placed under mandatory evacuation orders Sunday afternoon due to the spread of the Railroad Fire.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office said the following areas are evacuated:
☆ Sky Ranch Road and all contained roads
☆ Sky Ranch Lane
☆ Sugar Pine Drive
☆ Sugar Pine Court
☆ Oak Lane
☆ Mountain View Court
☆ Country Club Drive
☆ Sky Acres Court
☆ Buckskin Lane
☆ Sunny Oaks Lane
The Episcopal Conference Center of Oakhurst, also known as ECCO, was also placed under evacuation. The western side of Highway 41, near the Batterson ranger station, was not being placed under evacuation as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
If anyone is in need of assistance, they are asked to dial 911 for help. The sheriff’s office strongly encouraged everyone to take important documents, pets, and medications with them.
All evacuees are being directed to the Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Road 425B).
Two new fires, in Mariposa and North Fork, also started Sunday afternoon, forcing hundreds to evacuate from Cascadel Woods (east of North Fork) and on Usona Road (in Mariposa).
Cedar Valley also remains under evacuation orders as flames approach the area.
The Railroad Fire, by Sunday afternoon, was reported at 5,800 acres with 15% contained, and 823 personnel at work on the blaze.