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More Than 15,000 Firefighters Still Battling Blazes in California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 8, 2020 – More than 15,000 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 22 major wildfires across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 23 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,400 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in California. To date, ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 7, 2020 – More than 16,500 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 22 major wildfires and one extended attack wildfire across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 25 new wildfires, bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,300 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in ...

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Creek Fire Remains Less Than 50% Contained

MADERA COUNTY – North Zone – Oct. 7, 2020 – Crews were able to complete the fire line in the Little Shuteye Peak area yesterday. Firefighters will continue to mop up and widen the line today with helicopter assistance as smoke allows. A small spot fire near Globe Rock occurred yesterday. Crews are working to complete containment today in this area ...

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Census Takers Follow Up With Nonresponsive Households in Madera County Mountain Communities: Not Too Late to Self-Respond

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 6, 2020 – The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will continue its follow up with households in the Bass Lake and all Madera County Mountain Communities that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The current self-response rate in Madera County is 62.2%, below the state’s 69.3% rate. The Census Bureau will ...

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Creek Fire

MADERA COUNTY – North Zone – Oct. 6, 2020 – The Sierra National Forest will allow individuals who were evacuated from their homes in the North Zone of the fire an opportunity to return and collect their belongings  Oct. 7 through Oct. 11. Please follow the link for more information about temporary reentry to Arnold Meadows and Beasore Meadows: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7147/57578/ ...

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California Fire Updates: 95% of all Wildfires in California are Started by Human Activity

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 6, 2020 – More than 16,400 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 23 major wildfires and one extended attack wildfire across the state.  Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 35 new wildfires, bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,300 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in ...

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Bass Lake Ranger District and Madera County Sheriff’s Office to Allow Temporary Entry For Cabin Owners

North Fork, CA – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) Bass Lake Ranger District and Madera County Sheriff’s Office will allow individuals to enter temporarily to clean out and close cabins for the winter, in the Arnolds Meadow Community and Beasore Meadows Community. For those who have already submitted their request you will not need to re-submit. All applicants will be required ...

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Creek Fire Containment Less Than 50%

NORTH FORK – Oct. 5, 2020 – With the Creek Fire still very active in the south zone (Fresno County), effective immediately, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders for the following zones around Florence Lake: F10C, F10D, F10E, F10F and F10G. The containment figure that was reported yesterday, October 4th, of 62% was in error. This was ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 5, 2020 – More than 16,600 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 23 major wildfires and one extended attack wildfire across the state.  Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 26 new wildfires, bringing full containment to all but one, the Lambert Fire in Amador County. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,300 wildfires ...

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PG&E Shares Resources to Help Customers Rebuild and Recover After Wildfires

 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and other community partners share wildfire recovery support and resource information for customers returning home or rebuilding after recent wildfires. PG&E understands this is a difficult time for communities throughout Northern and Central California. We’re Here to Help and Recognize How Difficult this Time is for Thousands of Customers “Our thoughts ...

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