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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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Fires Continue to Burn Across California

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 22, 2020 – Over 18,700 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters were able to contain the 50 acre Shackleford Fire in Siskiyou County, as well as 18 new initial attack wildfires throughout the State. Since the beginning of the year, there have been well over 8,000 wildfires that have burned over 3.6 ...

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PG&E Has Created The Safety Action Center

OAKHURST – When customers are allowed to return home, PG&E wants to ensure they stay safe so they have created the Safety Action Center (www.safetyactioncenter.pge.com) with information about what customers can do to keep their family, home and business safe during emergency situations. We continue to make repairs following damage from the Creek Fire. About 850 customers remain out due ...

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California Fire Updates: More Than 7,900 Wildfires Since the Beginning of the Year

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 21, 2020 – Firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. With over 19,000 firefighters on the front lines, crews continue to gain ground on these fires. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 25 new initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were quickly contained. Since the beginning of ...

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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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Yosemite National Park Remains Closed

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Sept. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park remains closed due to hazardous air quality. However, park through roads are now accessible for vehicular traffic. Limited services are available throughout the park. Visitors should be prepared to drive through without stopping. Accessible roads open include the Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41), the El Portal Road (continuation ...

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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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