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June 27, 2008 UPDATE - California Wildfires - Oakhurst, Silver Complex Fires, Oliver Fire

Services for Real Estate Pros with The Law Offices of Elisabeth A. Lambert 236274

Friday, June 27 - 8:30 am

Forwarded to me from the Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors 


Three fires are located northwest of the town of Oakhurst, south of Fish Camp, just south of Ponderosa Basin, and in the Timber Loft area.  Fire suppression efforts are concentrating on the Oliver Fire containment and the protection of the Ponderosa Basin structures.  The Oliver Fire has been turned over to CAL FIRE. Additional fire resources have arrived and are on the fire lines.    

One other fire is located in the Star Lakes area in the SNF and my effect smoke within Yosemite National Parks south entrance.

Oliver Fire - near the Ponderosa Basin, 2000 acres, 20% contained, structures threatened.  NO CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY. Evacuations of 12 structures have taken place and evacuation warnings are out for 10 blocks of Chowchilla Mtn. Road. Residents may call  209-966-1133


Evacuation Orders:
Aurora Road (5S09) and Standard Mill Road (5S03)

Evacuation Warning:
5100 block to 6100 block of Chowchilla Mountain Rd

Evacuation Centers:
Woodland Elementary School
3394 Woodland Dr

Road Closures:
Chowchilla Mountain Rd east of Westfall Road is open to residents only with proof of residency

Westfall Fire - 100% contained, no fire at present time.

Silverknob Fire - near Cedarbrook/Timberloft area (below Westfall Camp),  480 acres, 60% contained. NO CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY.

Star Fire - near Star Lakes (southeast of the south entrance to YNP, 260 acres, 0% contained.


Red Cross has set up a station at Woodland School for evacuees. 3394 Woodland Drive. Woodland Drive and Hwy 49.


Contact information:

SNF:        559-877-2218 (Madera)
CDF:        209-372-0480  (Mariposa)

Cal Fire:  209-966-4784  (Mariposa)
Residents in Mariposa may call: 209-966-1133 or


              Also, tune to AM 1610 on your radio.


Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Lisa, I hope the weather starts to cooperate with the firefighing efforts put forth.  This is so devistating for all involved  but especially the displaced homeowner. 

Jun 27, 2008 04:18 PM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

I just got back from working 4 days up at the Rim Fire near Paradise, California. I am an EARS volunteer shelter leader and was responsible for the intake and welfare of the dogs for the evacues in that area. We have 57 dogs and 121 cats at the school where we were set up. It is very hard work doing 15 hour days. I am taking a break, then I am going back for 3 days next week. They need rain up there with NO lightning. The fires have merged and containment may be possible after July 7th. Pray for that! All the animals are doing great.
Going back to sleep now.... ;)

Jun 29, 2008 05:35 AM
Lisa Lambert
The Law Offices of Elisabeth A. Lambert - Fresno, CA
Esq. 1031 Exchange Expert


I agree. I think the firefighters have gotten some cooperation from the weather over the weekend. the Oliver fire is not 60% contained. However, the Big Sur fire is still raging and the last report was that only 3% was contained. It looks like the coast has been getting some higher humidity in the last two days. Hopefully, that will help the firefighters in their efforts.


Jul 01, 2008 09:33 AM
Lisa Lambert
The Law Offices of Elisabeth A. Lambert - Fresno, CA
Esq. 1031 Exchange Expert


Thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of all of those displaced pets and their owners. You are providing an invaluable service and supplementing our firefighters and emergency crews' efforts to contain the fire.  I can only imagine how exhausting it has been for you.


Jul 01, 2008 09:34 AM