Tuolumne City, CA — Sheriff’s Officials have issued an Advisory Evacuation for Tuolumne City and Ponderosa Hills.
Sheriff’s Spokesperson Scott Johnson says, “It’s not an order we are not going to force you from your home. We are advising you for safety the best time to leave is now.”
Johnson stresses residents should start preparing. Deputies have started going do to door to advise residents. The 911 reverse systems has been activated.
The only mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect for the Unit 11, 11A, and 12 of the Pine Mountain Lake subdivision. Those area include Hillcroft Drive, Yorkshire Road, Lake Spur, Clements Road, Cliffton Way, Neil Court, Hemlock Street, Woodside Way, Owl Court, Iris Court, Jimmersail Lane and Beaver Court. The rest of Pine Mountain Lake remains under an advisory evacuation notice. Some streets in downtown Tuolumne City are shutdown due to law enforcement activity in the area.
The Forest Service reports that at least four residences have now burned as a result of the fire and 12 outbuildings. The number of structures has increased to 4,500. There are 2,011 firefighters are on scene. There has been one injury reported as a result of the fire, and it was heat related. The total acreage burned is 105,620 and is 2% contained.
For a full size map of previous fire boundaries compared to the Rim Fire perimeter click here.