Stanislaus National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
19777 Greenley Road
Sonora, CA 95370
Creek Fire UpdateStanislaus National Forest
For Immediate Release
Date: September 10, 2017
Location: The Creek Fire is located in the Clear Lake area of the Mi-Wok Ranger District on the Stanislaus National Forest.
Acres Burned: 368
Structures Threatened: 0
Structures Destroyed: 0
Fire Started: 09/03/2017 1922
Total personnel assigned to the Fire: 23
The Creek Fire was started by lightning on September 3, when a strong thunderstorm cell moved through the area. The Creek Fire is located in the Clear Lake area of the Mi-Wok Ranger District on the Stanislaus National Forest. Fire crews are dealing with limited access due to washed out roads, steep terrain and tree mortality in the area.
Fire objectives for today: Crews will work through the day constructing hand lines using both direct, and indirect tactics when necessary on the north end of the fire near Clear Lake. Crews will work to keep the fire to the south and east of forest roads 3N29 and 3N29C by utilizing low intensity backing fire from the 7290 ft. ridge, located on the west side of the fire. Preparation work along Bourland Mountain where needed will continue, and fire crews will ignite fuels to favor a backing fire to the north. MIST tactics will be utilized on trail systems, with hand ignitions where necessary.
Temperatures will gradually warm through today, with the threat of thunderstorms over the fire area into early next week. Thunderstorms could result in increased fire behavior due to strong downbursts.
A closure is in place for the Creek Fire on Trail 19E12, forest road 3N29 at the intersection of 3N26, and the intersection of 3N21 and 3N16 is under a soft closure and signs are in place.
Fire Information: 209-770-6156
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