On Wednesday, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and fire officials made a collaborative decision to lift some of the existing mandatory evacuation orders near the area of the Rough Fire. This decision takes effect at 10:00am.
Removal of Mandatory Evacuation Areas
- All residences north of Highway 180, between Dunlap Road and Highway 245 (Includes Armenian Church Camp and surrounding properties)
- A closure remains on Highway 180 at Highway 245
Residents are encouraged to be patient and courteous as they return to their homes. Please drive carefully and be cautious of fire crews and law enforcement officers still working along the roadways.
We would like to thank the public for its cooperation during this difficult situation. Please understand the decision to administer evacuation orders and warnings is ultimately carried out by the Sheriff’s Office, however, it is based upon input by the fire officials in charge of the operation. Ensuring the safety of the public is, and will always be, our number one priority.
View the latest information on the Rough Fire at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4456/ and www.fresnosheriff.org, where a map of the current evacuation areas can be accessed.
Information regarding returning home after a fire: