MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The Creek Fire that started nearly twenty four hours ago has quickly moved into Madera County. It has burned more than 2000 acres and is growing rapidly due to dry weather conditions and rugged terrain.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuation orders for Kinsman Flat in North Fork and for the camping areas of Rock Creek and Fish Creek. In addition to the mandatory evacuation orders an evacuation warning has been issued for Cascadel Woods. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Do not wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
*Update – The Cascadel Woods evacuation warning is due to a spot fire created from embers jumping 5 miles ahead of the Creek Fire creating the Peckinpah fire. In addition to Cascadel Woods there is a mandatory evacuation order for the Whiskey Falls area. The area is being closed to public access. The Mammoth Pool area is also under evacuation orders.
The Creek Fire was spotted on Friday Sept. 4 around 6:30 pm near Camp Sierra Road and Reddin Road between Shaver Lake and Big Creek. Cause of fire has not been determined at this time.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued earlier today for the Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake areas.
We will continue to monitor the fire and report updates as they become available.