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Creek Fire

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Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

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Creek Fire Information and Media
Email: 2020.Creek@firenet.gov
Phone: 559-549-3781
Hours: Daily 7am to 9pm

Creek Fire South Zone AM Update 10.17.20

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 10/17/2020

The fire is currently 346,477 acres, 60% contained, with approximately 983 personnel assisting with fire suppression and logistical operations.  Resources include 43 engines, 38 water tenders, 13 helicopters, 21 hand crews and 11 bulldozers.

Fire activity last night continued to burn on the north eastern part of the fire and had moderate fire growth to the east in the area of the San Joaquin River near Junction Bluffs. The fires edge grew northward on the peninsula east of Edison Lake. Operations and crews will continue to evaluate and plan for suppression opportunities. Firing operations continue to remain a part of the suppression effort as safety and weather permits. Resources continue to patrol and mop-up from Florence Lake to the North/South Zone break, located near Redinger Lake. Crews proceed to remove hazard trees along road systems throughout the burn area.

Suppression lines are continually being repaired. This total reflects 251 miles of Dozer line, of which 46 miles has been repaired and 94 miles of Hand Line Construction, 2 miles has been repaired. Suppression repair work is occurring on approximately 350 miles of line and assessments of impacts are nearly complete.

High pressure aloft will bring hot and dry conditions along with generally light winds through this coming weekend resulting in critical fire weather conditions. Smoke will continue to increase across the area resulting in worsening visibility and air quality.

 
For daily smoke information go to the California Smoke Information website:  https://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ 
 
To get information about air quality and smoke in your area, go to the fire and smoke map at
https://www.airnow.gov/

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