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Creek Fire Update

Incident: Creek Fire Wildfire
Released: 10/27/2017

For Immediate Release

Location: The Creek Fire is located in the Clear Lake/Bourland Mountain Area on the Mi-Wok Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest. The fire is in a remote area with no structures threatened. The Creek fire is burning to the south and west of the Mountain Complex which burned in 2003.

Start Date: 09/03/2017

Cause: Lightning

Acres burned: 1,675

Containment: 80%

Total personnel: 18

Summary

The Creek Fire has not received any precipitation in the past week. A cooling trend is forecast for early next week, with possible precipitation around Nov. 3. The fire is exhibiting minimal creeping, smoldering and backing behavior. As conditions dry more smoke may be visible.

Objectives:

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: The fire will continue to be monitored and patrolled as fuels become more available to burn. Heavier fuels, such as downed trees and logs, may produce visible smoke at times.

Weather Outlook: A cooling trend is forecast for early next week, with possible precipitation around November 3.

Road intersections: 3N17 at the intersection of 3N29/3N17
Rock Creek Trail (19E12)

Unit Information

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

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Creek Fire Info
Phone: 209-288-6261
Hours: daily 8-430p

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