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Forest Service Extends Closure Orders and Fire Restrictions in California

VALLEJO – Sept. 25, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces that current closure orders and fire prohibitions in California have been extended. This decision will be evaluated daily, taking fire and weather conditions into account. The fire prohibition includes building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove. Nine National Forests (NF) in California remain ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 25, 2020 – Firefighters and crews continue to battle 25 major wildfires in California with over 17,400 firefighters on the front lines. Yesterday, firefighters down in San Diego County were able to contain the over 17,000 acre Valley Fire, as well as 27 new initial attack wildfires across the State. Since the beginning of the year, there have ...

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Creek Fire Update: 36% Containment With More Than 3,000 Firefighters and Personnel

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 25, 2020 –  Weather conditions are expected to change with a high-pressure system moving across the area starting Saturday. This will shift winds to the northeast which will produce a light to moderate down-sloping wind. Temperatures are also expected to climb this weekend and into next week with a return of day-time high temperatures in the ...

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NIFC Mobilizes Mexican Fire Crews and Additional Fire Support From Canada and the U.S. Military

Boise, Idaho — The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho has requested additional fire personnel and equipment from Canada and the U.S. Military to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in California and Oregon, along with five crews totaling 100 firefighters and four agency representatives from Guadalajara, Mexico. “We continue to experience above-normal fire activity in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon ...

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Creek Fire: 291,426 Acres Burned with 34% Containment

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 24, 2020 – Current weather conditions will continue through the weekend when a high-pressure system is expected to move across the northern part of the West Coast. This will shift winds to the northeast that will create a light to moderate down-sloping wind. Temperatures are also expected to climb this weekend and into next week with ...

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Firefighters Daily Respond to More Than 20 New Initial Attack Wildfires Across California

CALIFORNIA – Sept, 24, 2020 – Crews continue to battle 26 major wildfires in California. With over 18,200 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of the year, there have been well over 8,000 ...

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Yosemite National Park to Reopen on Friday, September 25, 2020

YOSEMITE – Sept. 23, 2020 – Yosemite National Park will reopen to all park visitors on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some visitor services will be available and other visitor services will open incrementally over the weekend. The park has been closed since September 17 due to smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. Campsites in ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 23. 2020 – Yesterday, firefighters gained full containment on the CZU Lightning Complex in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. Crews continue to battle 26 remaining major wildfires in California. Today there are over 18,200 firefighters on the front lines. Firefighters continue to make progress on the over two dozen major wildfire, as well as the 22 ...

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Military Strike Teams Put Into Action on the Creek Fire

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 22. 2020 –  The Creek Fire has now burned more than 283,000 acres with 30% containment and full containment not expected until Oct. 31, 2020. The fire has destroyed 855 structures and damaged another 71. There are now more than 3,100 personnel working the Creek Fire. Weather conditions will remain the same as the past 2 ...

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