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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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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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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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Forest Service Opens Access to Some National Forests

VALLEJO – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces increased access to some National Forests in California beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California remains in place. Nine National Forests in California remain closed: Angeles NF, Cleveland ...

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Train Now To Be A Volunteer Fire Lookout This Fire Season

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — From atop the mountain perch overlooking a vast expanse of green, eyes are carefully trained to spot the early tell-tale signs of forest fire. A wisp of smoke triggers a series of actions that can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. Want to be a fire lookout or know someone who does? Volunteers are now ...

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Damage From Railroad Fire Closes Trail In Nelder Grove Area

OAKHURST – The devastation of last year’s Railroad Fire has forced the closure of a popular hiking trail in the Nelder Grove area. The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation Trail will be closed until further notice. The Railroad Fire started Aug. 29, 2017, in the Sierra National Forest (SNF) south of Yosemite National Park, along Highway 41 near Sugar ...

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Prescribed Burning On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Sierra National Forest (SNF) officials continue their spring prescribed burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. Using the advantage of favorable weather conditions, extra fire personnel and equipment will be committed to the project until the treatments are extinguished, as burn days permit. Projects will include understory burning in the months of May and early June. According ...

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