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Quick-moving French Hearth in Mariposa County triggers necessary evacuations

Authorities in Mariposa County have issued evacuation orders for several roads and a stay-at-home order for a hospital after a wildfire broke out early Thursday evening.

French fire in Mariposa County

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The Mariposa County Sheriff first posted about the so-called French Fire on social media at around 6:30 p.m. Residents of the following streets were asked to evacuate starting at 8:15 p.m.

  • Hospital Rd. – From Silver Creek to the end (up the mountain)
  • Grosjean Rd.
  • 11th St.
  • Avoca Vale
  • Old Highway North from 140 to Wild Peach, including Wild Peach on both sides of the roadway
  • Slaughterhouse Street.
  • : Williams Street.
  • 9. Branch in Campbell Rd.
  • Pine Street.
  • Dexter View

Officials are in the areas sending door-to-door notices. People at John C. Fremont Hospital, located at 5189 Hospital Road in the town of Mariposa, have been ordered to shelter in place due to the fire. An evacuation map showing affected areas is available online.

“If you live in the area and do not feel safe, please leave and do not wait to be told to evacuate,” the recent post said.

As of 8:45 p.m., Cal Fire's Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit confirmed the French Fire was 400 acres and 0% contained. There is no word yet on the response from Cal Fire and local fire departments.

In addition, Highway 140 is closed between Smith Rd. and West Whitlock. There are numerous other road closures.

Authorities have set up a temporary evacuation point at the New Life Christian Church at 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa.

Residents are advised to stay away from the fire area. Several road closures in the fire area and surrounding areas.

Evacuation warnings have been issued for the following streets:

  • Hospital Rd. – From Silver Creek to the end (up the mountain)
  • Grosjean Rd.
  • 11th St.
  • Avoca Vale
  • Old Highway North from Highway 140 to Wild Peach, including Wild Peach on both sides of the roadway
  • Slaughterhouse Street.
  • : Williams Street.
  • 9. Branch in Campbell Rd.
  • Pine Street.
  • Dexter View

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