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Tulare County Issues New Evacuations for Windy Fire: 9-24-21

The following is a press release from the USDA Forest Service and the County of Tulare on September 24th, 2021.

Photo credit: The Independent

VISALIA, CA – An Evacuation Order has been issued for the communities of California Hot Springs and Pine Flat areas. The evacuation order includes M-504 at Tyler Creek, Southeast to Pine Flat, West to M-56 and Fire Control Road, North up Tyler Creek Road. This will continue to include structures, side roads, and attached roads.

An evacuation order means an immediate threat to life, safety, and property and all residents and visitors must leave now before the fire reaches the community.

If you need assistance with evacuation, please call 9-1-1.


A road closure is in effect at M56 at Tyler Creek Fire Station 40587 Hot Springs Road, CA Hot Spring, CA.

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Photo credit: Visalia Times-Delta

The temporary evacuation point, where you may find information and assistance, is at Porterville College, 100 E. College Ave.

Individuals with RVs/Trailers may find information about where they can park at the College, or you may go to the International Agri-Center 4500 W. Laspina in Tulare, Gate D, where you may dry camp.

When preparing to evacuate, please consider bringing important documents, necessary medication, changes of clothing, and hygiene items.

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If you are able to evacuate your domestic animals, remember to pack food, leashes, and other items.

If you are not able to plan to evacuate your domestic animals or livestock, please make arrangements with Tulare County Animal Services prior to transporting your animals to an available shelter location by completing the Fire Assistance Evacuation Form located on the Tulare County Animal Services website at:

All evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect for the Windy Fire.
If you are able, please evacuate your domestic animals with you. If you are unable to do so, and under an evacuation order, please call Tulare County Animal Shelter Manager Cassandra Heffington at (559) 679-6222.
Please refer to for the Windy Fire Evacuation Warning Area Map. Call 2-1-1 for more information. Log on to for incident information.
Please refer to for the Windy Fire Evacuation Warning Area Map. Call 2-1-1 for more information. Log on to for incident information.
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