Wildfire Evacuation Fuels Madera Road Project

Photo of 2014 Junction Fire burning on the northern end of Oakhurst  

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Oakhurst is a picturesque, wooded community just south of Yosemite, in eastern Madera County, with a problem increasingly shared by many rural areas: Creating safe evacuation routes in the event of wildfire. As climate change makes the weather hotter and drier, wildfires have increased across California …

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