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BLM Temporarily Closes Recreation Area in Madera and Fresno

BAKERSFIELD — The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office has issued a temporary emergency closure of the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area in Fresno and Madera counties due to wildland fire danger. The closure is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice. The Creek Fire is exhibiting extreme fire behavior and has burned nearly ...

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Creek Fire Updates Monday Sept. 7, 2020

UPDATE – 3:00 pm – An Evacuation Order has been issued for: -Road 221 between Road 200 and Road 226 and all spur roads such as Kowana Lane, Pahuma Way, Nielsen Road, Quail Flats Drive, Sunridge Drive and Klette’s Pride Way, -Road 226 between Road 221 and Road 222 and all spur roads such as Bishop Park Place, Deer Springs ...

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Auberry Evacuation Order

AUBERRY – As you likely received the emergency notice on your phone, the Creek Fire has forced an evacuation order to the entire town of Auberry, extending from the San Joaquin River on Powerhouse Rd. to Auberry Rd. in both directions out to Hwy. 168. This includes the points next to Prather & next to Cressman’s General Store. Attached is ...

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Creek Fire Surges to 78,790 Acres Overnight

UPDATE – 2:45 pm – An Evacuation Order has been issued for Southside of Road 200 between Road 221 and Road 222 and all spur roads. Such as Oak Junction Lane Wyle Ranch Road, Lumburg Road and Fast Lane. Road 222 between Road 200 and the Fresno/Madera County Line and all spur roads. Such as Carmen Ranch Road, Ciatana Creek ...

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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Eleven California National Forests, Adds Prohibitions in Others

Image of a smoke-filled forest.

VALLEJO — Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety ...

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Safe and Well Registration Website

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10:30 am – If you have safely evacuated from the #CreekFire, please consider registering yourself through the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. This public resource allows family and friends to search for you so they can have the peace of mind that you are well. https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/

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Yosemite Alert: Fire Advisory for Wawona

YOSEMITE – FIRE ADVISORY: Wawona residents and visitors should GET SET and prepare their home and family for the possibility of having to evacuate due to the Creek Fire burning on the Sierra National Forest. This incident may require evacuation in 24 hours or more if the threat increases. An evacuation warning means there is a potential threat to life ...

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Fast Moving Creek Fire Now More Than 45,000 Acres

UPDATE – 5:30 pm – An Evacuation Warning has been issued for Sierra Sky Ranch (Road 632) and surrounding area due to Fire. There is a potential threat to life and property. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened. Those who require additional time to ...

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Creek Fire/Peckinpah Fire Incident Updates

UPDATE –  6:00 pm The Creek fire has now scorched more than 36,000 acres in less than 24 hours. Many campers have been sheltering in place in and around Mammoth Pool and Arnold Meadow. The campers at Mammoth Pool are reporting that the fire has extinguished itself around them and they feel safe. Still no word on the shelter in ...

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