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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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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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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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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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