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Creek Fire Update and Evacuation Centers

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10 am – The Red Cross temporary evacuation point at the Oakhurst Community Center has been closed.  If you are in need of an evacuation center please go to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa, CA. 95338 or Clovis North High School, 2770 E. International Ave. Fresno, CA. 93730. The Creek Fire continues ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lukens Lake Wildflowers

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For the interactive 360° virtual reality experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node254 The hike to Lukens Lake is a relatively easy one by Yosemite standards, in spite of the 8,200′ elevation.  The trail extends about 0.8 miles from Tioga Road, and only climbs about 200 feet. This is a good trail for young kids (not too long and not too steep.) As ...

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Alert | US National Weather Service Hanford California

HANFORD – The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert of north to northeast wind gusts from 30 to 50 mph for much of the area where the Creek Fire is burning this evening and into the night. These strong, gusty winds will  likely result in extreme fire behavior  creating even more challenging conditions for the firefighters. Please ...

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Creek Fire and High Winds Bring Significant Smoke

The Creek Fire and other wildfires around the state are causing smoke impacts to all counties of the Valley air basin.  As a result, the District is reissuing the current health caution (originally issued on August 17th), which will remain in place until the fires are extinguished. The District anticipates unhealthy air quality to affect various parts of the Valley ...

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Creek Fire Rages to More Than 144,000 Acres

NORTH FORK – Fire activity increased overnight due to the Mono wind event and extreme conditions. With red flag warnings still in effect due to high winds and extreme heat, wind driven runs and increased spotting has challenged the efforts of personnel on the front lines. The red flag warning is in effect until 11 pm Tuesday for high temperatures, ...

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BLM Temporarily Closes Recreation Area in Madera and Fresno

BAKERSFIELD — The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office has issued a temporary emergency closure of the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area in Fresno and Madera counties due to wildland fire danger. The closure is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice. The Creek Fire is exhibiting extreme fire behavior and has burned nearly ...

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Creek Fire Surges to 78,790 Acres Overnight

UPDATE – 2:45 pm – An Evacuation Order has been issued for Southside of Road 200 between Road 221 and Road 222 and all spur roads. Such as Oak Junction Lane Wyle Ranch Road, Lumburg Road and Fast Lane. Road 222 between Road 200 and the Fresno/Madera County Line and all spur roads. Such as Carmen Ranch Road, Ciatana Creek ...

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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Eleven California National Forests, Adds Prohibitions in Others

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VALLEJO — Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety ...

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Safe and Well Registration Website

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10:30 am – If you have safely evacuated from the #CreekFire, please consider registering yourself through the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. This public resource allows family and friends to search for you so they can have the peace of mind that you are well. https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/

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