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Creek Fire: Making Headway

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 21, 2020 –  The current hot and dry weather pattern will continue with mild winds that will moderate fire behavior and provide firefighters an opportunity to continue implementing their fire abatement plans. The Creek Fire is currently 27% contained and has now burned 278,368 acres with more than 3100 personnel diligently fighting for 100% containment. Fire ...

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250 Marines and Sailors Join Creek Fire Efforts

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 20, 2020 –  250 Marines and Sailors with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion from Camp Pendleton, California are beginning a 2-day field training today to reinforce the recent classroom orientation for new firefighters. The trainers are experienced wildland firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. 278,368 acres have burned ...

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Creek Fire Update –

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Sept. 19, 2020 – After strong wind activity last night the weather influences will be calm the next several days with traditional terrain driven winds. Upslope winds could be gusty in the canyons depending on smoke with gusts up to 15 mph and maxing out at 20 mph on the ridges from the southwest. Overall, ...

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Weather Aiding Crews on the Creek Fire

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 18, 2020 – Weather conditions for today will feature increasing humidity along with the chance for light showers in the region. This humidity will help reduce the volatility of spot fires, and slow progression of the fire in the north and northeastern sections of the fire. The favorable weather conditions continue to allow the Madera County ...

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Supervisor Wheeler To Hold Next Town Hall Meeting Tonight Via Zoom

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Sept. 17, 2020 – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the third of 5 scheduled Town Hall Meetings tonight at 6 pm. via Zoom. Supervisor Wheeler will have Cal Fire and County staff on hand to discuss the current Creek Fire situation as well as other community issues. Here is the link to the ...

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Creek Fire Nearing 250,000 Acres

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 17, 2020 – Very dry air began moving into the region yesterday, along with increased winds and the weakening of the inversion that has kept the smoke from leaving. These factors have allowed for increased fire growth along the north and northeastern flanks of the Creek Fire. Containment lines on the west flank were extended north ...

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26 Major Fires Still Burning in California

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 17, 2020 – Over 17,400 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 26 major and three extended attack wildfires in California. The weather pattern over much of California should be similar to yesterday with higher temperatures and fairly clear skies. While progress was made on a number of fires, several others saw growth due to increased fire behavior ...

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Important Information For Voters who are Displaced Due to the Creek Fire

MADERA  – Ballots will be mailed between October 1 and October 5 to all registered voters in Madera County. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded so If you are unable to retrieve your mail due to the Creek Fire please contact the Elections Division by phone (800-435-0509) or email (electionsinfo@maderacounty.com) to provide them with a new or updated mailing address. ...

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Creek Fire 212,744 Acres With 10% Containment

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 14, 2020 – Fire activity remains active and intense in heavy fuels above the smoke layer. Under the inversion fire activity was low to moderate in all fuel types creating favorable conditions for the fire crews. Smoke will continue to be a concern as it continues to linger in the valleys. Mid-slopes and ridges will have ...

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Madera Sheriff | Evacuation Order Partially Lifted

Madera County – Evacuation Orders for the following areas have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. Residents in the area need to be aware that there is still a potential for evacuations and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Citizens need to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately.These areas are being opened to ...

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