September 4, 2020
  • Additional Evacuees May Return Home -- Non-Residents Urged to Stay Out of Area

    PESCADERO, Calif. – Residents in additional areas who were evacuated due to the CZU Lightning Complex fires may immediately return to their homes.

    Evacuation orders for the following areas are now reduced to evacuation warnings:

    • 24B
    • 18B
    • 55

    You can look up a specific address to see if the property is currently accessible at

    The San Mateo County Public Works Department cautions residents not to remove fire debris from their property at of this time. Details about debris removal will be issued shortly.

    Look for the official vehicle and ask for identification!

    Verify that representatives from the County’s Public Works Department, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Pacific Gas and Electric or other official agencies and utilities before allowing anyone on your property.

    Anyone from an official agency or utility will gladly show you their official identification if asked. They will also be traveling in official vehicles only.

    Road Closures:

    • Eastbound Canyon Road at Cloverdale Road
    • Eastbound Gazos Creek Road at Highway 1

    Be aware there may be traffic flow interruptions due to fire crews and utility workers still operating in the area.

    State and county parks in the area remain closed.

    Fire Update

    CalFire officials reported this morning the fire has consumed 86,509 acres and stood at 56 percent containment.

    For additional information:

    San Mateo County Fire Recovery:

    View the most current evacuation map at:

    For electrical safety tips after a wildfire, refer to PG&E at

    To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:

    Local Assistance Center Open in Pescadero

    The County of San Mateo along with numerous partners have opened a Local Assistance Center at Pescadero Elementary School, 620 North St., Pescadero. Map link.

    The center includes representatives from:

    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • California Department of Insurance
    • California Department of Motor Vehicles
    • California Department of Public Health Vital Records
    • California Department of Social Services
    • San Mateo County Human Services Agency
    • San Mateo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures
    • San Mateo County Veterans Services Office
    • San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
    • Puente de la Costa Sur
    • San Mateo County Large Animal Evacuation Group

    The center will be open until further notice from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week, including Labor Day.

    No appointments are necessary. Note: All visitors must wear a face covering to comply with local health orders.

    Additional Information and Resources:

    For additional information when returning home, refer to

    Click on the link, “Post wildfire” for safety precautions.

    Sign up for CalFire email updates at


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