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California Statewide Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 12, 2020 – Over 16,000 firefighters continue working to gain containment on the 28 major wildfires across California. Even though 13 new wildfires erupted yesterday, only one, in Siskiyou County, grew beyond the control of the initial response firefighters. With improved weather conditions, containment numbers increased on all of the fires, with some quickly approaching full containment. ...

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Creek Fire Nearing 200,000 Acres Burned

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 12, 2020 – Crews continue hard work on the containment line steadily moving north on the west side of the fire toward Central Camp. Dozers and hand crews are working on the containment line while other firefighters worked overnight to back-burn the area between the new line and the active fire front. The back-burns are then ...

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Creek Fire at 6% Containment With 175,893 Acres Burned

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 11, 2020 –  Firefighters continue to make gains on the west side of the fire under a thick smoke layer that has settled over the area. Although the smoky air is unpleasant and limiting air operations, it is also providing cooler temperatures, lighter winds, and reduced fire activity, giving firefighters an opportunity to conduct successful operations. ...

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Yosemite Fire Update

YOSEMITE – Sept. 11, 2020 – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park Wilderness. Each fire is burning in a fire adapted ecosystem. There are trail closures for the Lukens Lake-Yosemite Creek and Yosemite Creek Campground trails from Tioga road to the north rim of Yosemite Valley. All fires may be visible from Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and ...

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Statement from Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

At approximately 12:30 p.m., our fire alarms sounded, and we quickly and safely evacuated guests and team members from the property; no injuries have been reported. We’re grateful for the support of our firefighter teams who responded to this situation swiftly. The source of the fire is currently under investigation and is unrelated to the Creek Fire. The location has been ...

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Creek Fire has Burned 175,893 Acres

NORTH FORK – Sept, 10, 2020 – More favorable conditions and a thick smoke layer continue to moderate fire activity on the west flank which is closest to the communities of North Fork and Bass Lake. Firefighters are taking advantage of these conditions making good progress on developing containment lines and protecting structures. Dozers and hand crews are extending containment ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 10, 2020 – As critical fire weather conditions subsided yesterday, firefighters accomplished full containment on one of the many fires burning in the State. Today, approximately 14,000 firefighters remain on the line of 29 major wildfires burning across California. Although 37 new fires were sparked yesterday, crews contained most of them quickly though two have grown to ...

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Ponderosa Consumer Disaster Protection Measures

O’Neals, CA Sept. 10, 2020  — Ponderosa, a family owned and operated technology provider in the Sierra foothills, would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the men and women battling the devastating Creek Fire. This fire has hit particularly close to home as it is currently actively burning within our service territories, particularly within the communities of Big Creek, ...

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Charles Gaines Works on Display (Virtually) at the Fresno Art Museum

Image of a work by Charles Gaines.

Charles Gaines is a pivotal figure in the field of Conceptual Art. Gaines’ works are often on paper and acrylic glass. His photographs, drawings, musical compositions, and video installations investigate how rule-based procedures influence representation and construct meaning. Visitors to the Fresno Art Museum will find the image below on permanent display near the entrance to the Bonner Auditorium. Charles ...

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US Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California

VALLEJO, Calif., September 9, 2020 – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at 5:00 pm today. These additional ...

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