Update: Major Roadways Reopening In Moc Fire Area
Update at 6:30 p.m.: CAL Fire is reporting major roadway reopening in the Moc Fire area. At 6 p.m Wednesday road closures will be lifted for Highway 49 and Priest-Coulterville Road in both directions and for all travel.
CAL Fire reminds the public to stay informed on current fire conditions, especially with the blaze still being an active incident. They asked that motorists drive slowly and yield to all emergency and safety personnel who will continue to be working in the area for the duration of the incident.
Further details on this morning’s lifting of evacuations are below.
Original post at 10:30 a.m. written by BJ Hansen: Groveland, CA – CAL Fire reports there is now 40-percent containment on the Moc Fire in southern Tuolumne County.
All of the earlier evacuation orders were lifted at eight o’clock this morning, as the fire has been holding steady at 2,800 acres over recent days.
The following road closures will remain in effect, however; they will be
open to residents with identification.
• Highway 49 from 120 to Black Creek
• Priest Coulterville Road, from Highway 120 to J132/Greeley Hill
722 firefighters remain assigned to the incident and they will work to build and strengthen containment lines over the coming days.
Two outbuildings were destroyed by the fire. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
Tuolumne County Environmental Health advises everyone to toss out any food if your refrigerator was without power for over four hours.