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Effective Wednesday Morning, Only Residents May Reenter Yankee Jims and Brushy Creek Areas

July 18, 2012

The Placer County Sheriff announces that several of the areas under mandatory evacuation order since the opening stages of the Robbers Fire will be reopened on Wed., July 18, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Yankee Jims Road between Canyon Way and Gillis Hill Road will open but a complete closure from that intersection eastward remains in place for Yankee Jims Road.

Yankee Jims Road east of Small Hope Mine Lane will be open in the direction of the communities of Yankee Jims and Foresthill. However, a Level 1 Road Closure (i.e., local residents only may pass) will be in place at Small Hope Mine Lane, and only local residents living west of that intersection will be able to pass. Sheriff’s personnel will be at the Small Hope Mine Lane intersection to ensure only local residents with some form of ID or utility bill, etc., clearly identifying the bearer as a local resident, are allowed access to the area.

Residents of the Foresthill Communities are requested to not travel west into the canyon on Yankee Jims Road until further notice due to continuing fire activity and road rehabilitation.

South of Iowa Hill, a complete closure remains for Shirt Tail Canyon Road at Big Dipper Road.

Mandatory evacuation of residents on Kings Hill Road remains in effect until further notice.

For further information please contact the Placer County Public Information Office at (530) 886-5310 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily through Fri., July 20, 2012.