Around 2 pm today August 18 2014 a fire started in Oakhurst in the Rd 425A area. The fire rapidly spread to 300 acres and has crossed Highway 41.
Per Channel 30:
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDERS ISSUED TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
This is an evacuation order for the following subdivisions: Jean Road East and West, Scott Road, Taylor Mountain, and the entire John West Road subdivision. Evacuate to the Coarsegold Community Center via the following route. East on Road 426 to Road 223 to Road 221 to Road 200 to Highway 41.
Oakhurst Community Shelter is shutting down due its proximity the fire. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is now advising evacuees to go further south to Coarsegold where the American Red Cross has set up shelter at the Coarsegold Community Center on Highway 41.
Mandatory Evacuations for all businesses, and residents along the 41 corridor between CA-49 and Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road)