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Creek Fire

Unit Information

Stanislaus National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Sonora, CA 95370

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Creek Fire Update for Sept. 16, 2017

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 9/16/2017

September 16, 2017

Location: The Creek Fire is located in the Clear Lake area on the Mi-Wok Ranger, Stanislaus National Forest.

Start Date: 9/3/2017

Acres Burned: 505

Containment: 5%
Structures Destroyed: 0
Structures Threatened: 0
Injuries: 0
Cause: Lightning
Total personnel assigned: 101


Fire behavior is minimal with back, creeping, and smoldering. Warmer temperatures have dried out the vegetation making the fuels more available to burn. In the next few days, fire activity is expected to increase. The fire is in a remote area with no structures threatened.

Fire objectives: Firefighter and public safety; use of minimum impact suppression tactics (MIST) by utilizing trails, ridges and natural barriers when possible for firelines; and protect California Spotted Owl Protected Activity Center (PAC) in the fire area.

Planned activity for today: Crews are monitoring the fire and constructing and scouting out firelines on the southwest and northeast side of the fire. As favorable weather allows, firefighters will use a low intensity backing fire to remove fuels from the fire’s edge to the fireline.

Weather Outlook: Gusty ridge winds possible today. Early next week a storm system is forecast to come through brining cooler temperatures.

Soft Closure

Trail 19E12 and the intersection of 3N29/3N26/3N01/3N16, 3N29 and 3N21 are under a soft closure with signs in place.