With the CZU Lightning Complex Fires continuing to burn, there is some good news for evacuees. Effective immediately, evacuation orders are lifted for the following areas:
Pescadero Beach area (ZONE: SMC- E073)
Pescadero Creek County Park area (ZONE: SMC – E075)
Pescadero area (ZONE: SMC – E043)
San Gregorio area (ZONE: SMC – E022)
La Honda area (ZONE: SMC – E028)
Langley Hill and Red Barn area (ZONE: SMC – E010)
Russian Ridge Open Space area (ZONE: SMC – E027)
Skylonda (ZONE: SMC- E012)
Portola Redwoods State Park, Portola Heights (SMC E-048)
Middleton Tract (ZONE: SMC- E044)
Re-entry is NOT allowed in evacuated zones not included on this list.
San Mateo County reported the following roadblocks were planned to be lifted at noon:
- Highway 1 at Gazos Creek Road
- Cloverdale Road at Butano Cutoff
- Pescadero Creek Road at Butano Cutoff
- Pescadero Creek Road at Burns Valley Road
“Public works, utility and public safety crews have completed inspections and deemed the area safe for travel. County officials encourage residents to exercise caution as they travel to their homes, drive safely and obey public safety personnel. Residents are urged to yield to emergency vehicles. And please – nonresidents are urged to stay out of the area,” said the San Mateo county manager’s official statement.
Nonresidents are urged to stay out of the area, not to visit the coast this weekend. Public safety officials are working on re-opening plans for areas that remain under #CZULightningComplex evacuation orders. @SMCSheriff @CALFIRECZU https://t.co/XRs72Se67u
— County of San Mateo (@sanmateoco) August 27, 2020
Public safety officials are working on re-opening plans for areas that remain under evacuation orders.
Water, food, and toiletries for evacuees are available at two locations until further notice:
- The evacuation center at Half Moon Bay High School, 1 Lewis Foster Drive; Hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Puente de la Costa Sur, 620 North St., Pescadero; Hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 650-879-1691 for further information.
The County remains under public health orders for COVID-19, so physical distancing, wearing a facial covering, and not gathering with people outside of your household is still in effect.
More than 1,500 large animals, as well as many small animals, have been cared for by a variety of volunteer organizations and other agencies.
Contact for large animal pick up or return contact:
Robin Camozzi 650-450-0516
Laura Camozzi 650-450-0520
For dogs, cats and exotics contact the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA at 650-340-7022.
Evacuees should check an online database available at https://www.smcgov.org/smc-wildfire-recovery to determine if their home is now accessible before reentering the area.
Evacuees may also call 2-1-1 to speak with a trained professional to learn if their address is in an area open as of noon today. 2-1-1 is a free service available in more than 150 languages operated in cooperation with United Way of the Area.
Find out more information here.