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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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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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Virtual Yosemite: The Blue Jay Fire on Tioga Road

Image of the Blue Jay Fire off of Tioga Road.

YOSEMITE – Fires are inundating not only California, but most of the western United States, leaving both unprecedented smoky skies as well as widespread damage in their wake. Fire is an important part of the wilderness ecosystem, however. The National Park Service will let fires, such as this one just below the Tioga Road in Yosemite, burn naturally, allowing them ...

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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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Statewide Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 16, 2020 – Over 17,000 firefighters remain on the front lines of 25 major and 2 extended attack wildfires in California. Yesterday, crews made good progress on several fronts and as a result, evacuations on a couple fires were either lifted or downgraded. The weather pattern over much of California should be similar to yesterday with higher ...

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Creek Fire: 220,025 Acres Burned With 18% Containment

Madera County – Sept. 16, 2020 – Fire activity was mostly limited to the higher elevations in the northeast corner yesterday. Ridge-top winds caused large group torching and spotting up to a half mile. The containment line between the San Joaquin river and Cascadel Woods is holding with low intensity ground fire burning inside the line without posing a threat. ...

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California Fire Updates: More Than 3.2 Million Acres Burned

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 15, 2020 – Over 16,600 firefighters remain on the front lines of 25 major wildfires and two extended attack wildfires in California. Yesterday, activity increased on several of the wildfires, while on other fires, crews continued their progress towards containment. Firefighters were able to contain two large wildfires yesterday, all while still responding to 33 initial attack ...

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Creek Fire 16% Contained With More Evacuations Lifted

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 15, 2020 – A number of evacuation warnings were lifted in Madera and Fresno Counties allowing many residents to return to their homes. Many evacuation orders remain in effect in both Counties. To view the interactive map of all Creek Fire evacuation orders and updates for Madera County and Fresno County open the following link: Creek ...

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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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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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