Mandatory Evacuation Orders Reduced

Two remaining areas, active fire suppression efforts

05/08/09 The Painted Cave Fire Department working on Lookout Rd
Paul Wellman

[From County JIC Release]

Effective 10:00am: The current mandatory evacuation orders in effect have been downgraded to an evacuation warning except for the following areas:

• Tunnel Road North of Montrose, Palamino Road North of Williams Way, San Roque North of the Water Treatment Plant.

• East and West Camino Cielo

• Gibraltar Road North of El Cielito

• The area bordered by Highway 154 North on Painted Cave, to Camino Cielo, Camino Cielo to Hwy 154, Hwy 154 to Painted Cave.

Except for the above specific areas residents of the previous mandatory evacuation order areas may return to their homes and businesses

Please remember that an evacuation warning still exists in the following areas:

Hot Springs North extending to Camino Cielo, East Valley to Sycamore Canyon, Sycamore Canyon to Stanwood, Stanwood to Foothill, Foothill to Hwy 154 continuing on Cathedral Oaks to Patterson Avenue, Patterson Avenue to San Jose Creek extending to Camino Cielo.

Returning residents and business owners are cautioned to remain are of the potential for an evacuation order on short notice.

Hwy 154 between Calle Real and Paradise Road remains closed except for emergency vehicle traffic only.

The Unified Command is constantly evaluation the situation to repopulate affected areas.

Source: SBC-JIC Jesusita Fire 056

DATE: May 10, 2009

TIME: 9:00 AM


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