Evacuation warning issued for areas of Wishon due to Rough Fire

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fire officials say the warning is meant to alert the community of a potential threat from the fire and urge residents to prepare to leave if needed.

They said the warning is part of a planned firing operation in the Wishon area as crews tie two fire lines together in the effort of overall containment.

This impacts everyone along McKinley Grove Road between Dinkey Creek Road and the Wishon Reservoir. McKinley Grove Road remains open to motorists, however, a Fresno County sheriff's deputy is posted in a patrol vehicle at the Dinkey Creek intersection to notify drivers of the dangerous conditions.

Firefighters do not anticipate any problems, but if the fire were to jump a line, residents would have two hours to leave the area. Again, this is a warning, but the sheriff's office wants to alert residents that they should be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.

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