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Creek Fire Remains Less Than 50% Contained

MADERA COUNTY – North Zone – Oct. 7, 2020 – Crews were able to complete the fire line in the Little Shuteye Peak area yesterday. Firefighters will continue to mop up and widen the line today with helicopter assistance as smoke allows. A small spot fire near Globe Rock occurred yesterday. Crews are working to complete containment today in this area of heavy fuel.

The Redtop area is now in patrol status. The southwest edge of the fire remains under patrol status and removal of hose used for suppression is close to completion.

The Roads Group has completed the removal of hazard trees along the 81 Road and is now focusing on peripheral roads within the fire area.

FRESNO COUNTY – South Zone – The Sierra National Forest will allow individuals who were evacuated from campgrounds, camping areas and cabins in the South Zone of the fire an opportunity to return and collect their belongings again this weekend, October 10 and 11.

Please follow this link for more information on how to obtain an access permit: Permit Holder Access/Recreation Residence

Crews conducted firing operations from Pack Station toward Florence Lake. Small clusters of homes and seasonal residences in the areas of Mono Hot Springs, Vermillion Resort, Muir Trail Ranch, Blayney Meadow and Florence Lake remain evacuated.

Two spot fires occurred Monday in the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the northeast side of the South Fork of the San Joaquin River. These spot fires did not move much yesterday and fire
officials continue to monitor them and are looking for opportunities to safely engage.

Dry conditions will persist across the incident with afternoon humidity remaining in the teens during the day and poor humidity recovery overnight. Temperatures will remain a few degrees
above average before cooling to right around seasonal averages by Thursday. Expect a little higher humidity both day and night over the next few days heading into the weekend.

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