Tuolumne County, CA — The Tuolumne County Sherriff’s Office is closing off one road and the forest service is closing others tomorrow due to heavy activity from the Rim Fire. Sherriff’s Spokesperson Scott Johnson says the closure tonight is Crabtree Road at Highway 108. He says it comes at the request of the U.S. Forest Service. The CHP will block off the road to the public and only residents and fire personnel are allowed in the area.
Starting tomorrow the Stanislaus National Forest will close public access to Gianelli and Pine Valley trail heads; and the Gooseberry Road (4N35). Forest Officials say Dodge Ridge Ski Area is within the closure area, but will remain open for public access via Pinecrest Lake Road. All recreation activities will remain open in the Pinecrest area.
In Tuolumne County, evacuation advisories remain for the south side of the Highway 108 corridor from North Tuolumne Road to Pinecrest. Ponderosa Hills is still under an advisory and it is off limits to the public with only residents and fire personnel being allowed into that area.
In Mariposa County, Sherriff’s Official this afternoon lifted some of the mandatory evacuations there. The sections no longer under the order are north and south of Bull Creek Road to Little Grizzly Mountain. A Mandatory Evacuation remains in effect for residences north of Old Yosemite Road (Forest Road 2S01). An Evacuation Warning is still in effect for all residences along Bondurant Mine Road, Texas Hill Road, and Wampum Hill.