August 22, 2017
THANKING THE LORD FOR HIS CONTINUED PROTECTION!
THIS IS THE LATEST UPDATE FROM THE INCIDENT CENTER
Wawona Evacuation Order to be lifted tomorrow 08/23 - Wednesday
Incident: South Fork Fire Wildfire
Released: 2 hrs. ago
Burning operations above Wawona were successful yesterday as crews brought the fire down the containment line to the South Fork of the Merced (Just across the river from Camp Wawona). Today crews will finish burning the lower area along the river and continue to mop up on the west side. Firefighters have been inserted into the southeast portion of the fire to check the eastern spread and monitor the fireline north of the river. There is no immediate or predicted threat to the Wawona Community. Therefore, the Evacuation Order for Wawona residents will be lifted beginning Wednesday 8/23 at 0700. Residents and employees living west of Chilnualna Creek may return at that time. Identification will be required for entry. Residents and employees living east of Chilnualna Creek will not be allowed re-entry for an additional 24 hours. The area remains closed to the public until Thursday, 8/24 at 0700.
We hope to get some updates and pictures from the Camp Wawona Staff in the days ahead...and perhaps a report at the AACP convention.