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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. 17, 2017

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 9/17/2017

Location: The Creek Fire is located in the Clear Lake/Bourland Mountain Area on the
Mi-Wok Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest.

  • Start Date: 9/3/2017

  • Cause: Lightning

  • Acres burned: 550

  • Containment: 5%

  • Total personnel: 79


Fire behavior is minimal with backing, creeping and smoldering. Warmer temperatures have dried out the vegetation making the fuels more available to burn. Northerly winds are predicted over the fire area today which could increase fire activity. The fire is in a remote area with no structures threatened.


  • Firefighter and public safety.

  • Use minimum impact suppression tactics (MIST) by utilizing trails, ridges and natural barriers for firelines.

  • 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 and northerly winds are possible today with mild temperatures through the weekend. Early next week a storm system is forecast to come through bringing cooler temperatures.

Soft Closures:

  • Road intersections: 3N29/3N26, 3N01/3N16, 3N29/3N21

  • Rock Creek Trail (19E12) and Bell Meadow (20E17)