The mandatory evacuation order for residents of Cascadel Woods will be lifted at 10 a.m. Friday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office says.
Resident screening locations have been established, and entry by nonresidents will be restricted. More than 230 homes have been under mandatory evacuation.
The Mission Fire is halfway contained after Cal Fire reported favorable weather conditions on Thursday.
The fire burning two miles east of North Fork in Madera County began on Sept. 3 and had burned 1,035 acres as of Friday morning.
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For those displaced by the fire, an evacuation shelter is located at the Oakhurst Community Center at 39800 Fresno Flats Road. Small animals are welcome at the shelter too.
The Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds at 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane has opened its land to give shelter to larger displaced animals.
As of Friday morning, three road closures are in effect: Douglas Station Road, Rainbow Drive and Cascadel Drive, all intersecting with Road 225.
In other regional fires:
Railroad Fire: Mandatory evacuation order lifted for Fish Camp, Tenaya Lodge on Friday, Sky Ranch opened to residents only Friday afternoon, Sugar Pine open to residents only by 3 p.m. Saturday. Highway 41 will fully reopen by 5 p.m. Saturday. Fire covered 12,141 acres and was 50 percent contained by Friday morning.
South Fork Fire: Fire covered 6,640 acres and was 47 percent contained Friday morning.
Pier Fire: A community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday in the Porterville College Student Center, 100 E. College Ave., for residents affected by the fire. As of Friday morning, the fire covered 24,949 acres and was 35 percent contained.
Empire Fire: The fire covered 5,637 acres and was 55 percent contained Friday morning.
Peak Fire: The fire covered 689 acres and was 95 percent contained by Thursday morning.