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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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Milder Weather Aiding Fire Crews Fighting California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 19, 2020 – Over 19,000 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. Milder weather is helping the fire fight as crews continue to gain ground on many of the major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 22 initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were contained quickly. ...

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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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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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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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