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Creek Fire Nearing 200,000 Acres Burned

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 12, 2020 – Crews continue hard work on the containment line steadily moving north on the west side of the fire toward Central Camp. Dozers and hand crews are working on the containment line while other firefighters worked overnight to back-burn the area between the new line and the active fire front. The back-burns are then monitored for hotspots before the line is considered contained.

The weather pattern is expected to remain the same today holding a thick smoke layer over the region. The smoke layer reduces fire activity with lighter winds and cooler temperatures assisting firefighters with suppression efforts. When the inversion lifts and wind speeds increase the fire still has potential for rapid growth. The firefighters are working hard to make as much progress as possible while the inversion holds.

FRESNO COUNTY – Fire behavior remains active in the south zone of the Creek Fire. An area south of Mammoth Pools has been spreading to the northeast toward the wilderness.

Conditions in the Auberry area are improving as firefighters build containment lines both directly and indirectly on the fire’s edge from the San Joaquin River east to Hwy 168.

Crews continue to work around structures looking for hot spots and mopping them up. Similar operations are taking place near homes in the Huntington Lake and Shaver Lake communities.

All evacuation orders remain in effect without estimation on time line.

As a reminder the links below are a great resource for ongoing information. Please bookmark and check back regularly as updates are not always publicized.

Evacuation map of Madera and Fresno Counties

Incident Map

Madera County Sheriff Updates

 

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