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Update at 12:06am: CAL Fire now reports that the Woods Fire is up to 40 acres and there is no containment. Officials are challenged by heavy fuels and steep terrain. The fire has been backing down into the Golf Links subdivision. All of the earlier evacuation orders and advisories remain in place.

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS
*North Drive
*Fairway
*Outlook Drive
*Martha Lane
*Golden Dove
*Silver Pine
*Circle Lane
*Alley Drive
*Charbroullian Lane
*Constance Lane
*Golf Links Road
*Mountain Vista Court
*McKibbin
EVACUATION WARNINGS
*Gibbs Drive
*Jamestown Road
*Racetrack Road
*Ponderosa Way
*Cottage Court
*Woodside Drive

ROAD CLOSURES
Stockton Road from Hwy 108 to Ponderosa Way

EVACUATION SHELTER – Sheriff’s Possegrounds in Jamestown.

Update at 11:38pm: Click on the video box to see the fire’s recent growth. Fire crews will continue to work toward building control lines through the evening hours. The latest size estimate from CAL fire remains 20 acres. The evacuation orders and warnings below remain in place.

Update at 11:27pm: The evacuation orders and advisories have been updated again by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. An evacuation center is located at the Sheriff’s Posse grounds in Jamestown. An animal shelter is open at the Animal Control Office at 10040 Victoria Way. The size estimate from CAL Fire is 20-plus acres. The evacuation information is below:

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS
*North Drive
*Fairway
*Outlook Drive
*Martha Lane
*Golden Dove
*Silver Pine
*Circle Lane
*Alley Drive
*Charbroullian Lane
*Constance Lane
*Golf Links Road
*Mountain Vista Court
*McKibbin
EVACUATION WARNINGS
*Gibbs Drive
*Jamestown Road
*Racetrack Road
*Ponderosa Way
*Cottage Court
*Woodside Drive

ROAD CLOSURES
Stockton Road from Hwy 108 to Ponderosa Way

Update at 11:15pm: The Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services reports that the evacuation center will be open at the Sheriff’s Posse grounds in Jamestown instead of the initial site selected, the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

Update at 10:50pm: The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office has updated the evacuation information related to the Woods Fire:

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS

*North Drive

*Fairway

*Outlook Drive

*Martha Lane

*Golden Dove

*Silver Pine

*Circle Lane

*Alley Drive

*Charbroullian Lane

*Constance Lane

*Golf Links Road

*Mountain Vista Court

*McKibbin

EVACUATION WARNINGS

*Gibbs Drive

*Jamestown Road

*Racetrack Road

ROAD CLOSURESStockton Road from Hwy 108 to Ponderosa Way

Update at 10:31am: There is a vegetation fire this evening that ignited in the vicinity of CampHope off Stockton Road in Sonora. The latest update from CAL Fire is that it has burned over 20 acres. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that there are evacuation orders in place for Golden Dove Lane and Silver Pine Drive. Orders have also been issued for the general vicinity directly west and southwest of the fire. Crews are making progess battling the fire and working to get a hose line around the fire. Be prepared for activity in the area.

Original story posted at 10:25pm: Sonora, CA — There is a vegetation fire this evening that ignited in the vicinity of Camp Hope off Stockton Road in Sonora.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports that there are evacuation orders in place for Golden Dove Lane and Silver Pine Drive. CAL Fire reports that it is under five acres and officials are making progress getting a hose line around the fire. Be prepared for activity in the area.

  • Woods Fire Visible From Near Jamestown - Photo by Mark Truppner
  • Fire near Camp Hope - Photo by Tom Nankival
  • Woods Fire Visible from Sonora
  • Woods Fire - CAL Fire Image
  • Woods Fire visible from crooked lane in Sonora at 1am, 9-2-22. Photo by Sabrina Biehl
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