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Road 620

#3 At-Risk Community Road 620 Oakhurst CA

CWPP PRIORITY #3 Community: Road 620 (BISSETT STATION ROAD)
Location: Sections 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35, 36, T6S, R21E
Population: 41 dwelling units with numerous outbuildings
Road 620 is north and to the west of Oakhurst California off of California state highway 41.

Specific Problems

  1. Road 620 is a mid-slope road with large concentrations of heavy brush on steep slopes immediately below it to the south
  2. Homes are built along and adjacent to Road 620, a five mile long narrow, winding road with heavy volumes of trees and brush on both sides

Evacuation Routes

  1. East on Road 620 (Bissett Station Road) to Highway 41
  2. West on Road 620 (Bissett Station Road) to Road 628 (Round House Road)
  3. South on Road 628 to Highway 49

Past Actions

  1. Intermittent compliance inspections for PRC 4291 regulations by fire officials
  2. Fuel reduction by timber harvest, mechanical treatment and prescribed fire by the USFS in the general area but not immediately adjacent to the populated area

Priority Mitigation Needs

  1. Citizen involvement to reduce fuels on their property and to utilize fire-wise construction techniques to improve structure survivability
  2. Citizen involvement to reduce fuels on their property and to utilize fire-wise construction techniques to improve structure survivability
  3. The reduction or elimination of fuel for 150’ on both sides Road 620 (Bissett Station Road) from Highway 41 to Road 628
  4. Implement a PRC 4291 compliance inspection program within the community

Education

Through homeowner association or town hall type meetings, develop and promote community specific programs designed to inform and involve the community on wildfire mitigation plans, escape routes, potential shelter-in-place locations, and activities that could reduce the risk to citizens, property and community assets.