UPDATE (6:45 p.m.): The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported some evacuations still remained in effect, in the areas of Riverhaven and Bronco Hollow.
Usona Road was also closed at Indian Peak and at Riverhaven, and Bronco Hollow was closed at Indian Peak.
Two community shelters were available,both in Oakhurst, at Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Road 425B) and at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church (39696 Highway 41).
Small animals are being accepted at the Oakhurst Community Center shelter, and Mariposa SPCA Building.
Large animals are being taken at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, similar to the Detwiler Fire in July. Tanner Tweed can be contacted there at (559) 994-2794.
Anyone with questions can call (559) 455-1000 for assistance.
ORIGINAL STORY: In a positive sign as at least four wildfires continued to burn across the Mountain Area and state and state on Monday, some evacuation advisories due to the Peak Fire, which began on Usona Road near Indian Peak, were lifted in Mariposa by that afternoon.
Cal Fire information officers with the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit said the advisories were lifted on all of Leonard Road, on Stumpfield Mountain Road from Highway 49 south to the county line, and Usona Road from Leonard Road to the highway.
They said the blaze, which began to burn Sunday afternoon, remained at an estimated 650 acres and was 40% contained. Crews were hard at work to direct air attack and ground crews on controlling its spread, when resources were available, they said.
Smoky conditions can be expected as firefighters and responders continue to work on the Mission Fire in North Fork, Railroad Fire north of Oakhurst, and Cathedral Fire, a smaller blaze near Lush Meadows in Mariposa that began Sunday night. Evacuations were lifted for that fire by Monday morning, and it was reported as 100% contained in the afternoon.
Those with sensitivity to smoky skies are advised to consult with their physicians, and remain indoors with the windows closed.
The cause of all four fires is under investigation.
Structures were reportedly still under threat from the Peak Fire. Information staff didn’t have the number of threatened structures, or the amount of personnel assigned to the blaze, immediately available.