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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
Phone: 559-297-0706
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm

Fire Morning Update, November 16

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 11/16/2020

Incident Start Date: Sept. 4, 2020; Cause: Under Investigation; Acres: 379,895; Containment: 78% Expected Full Containment Date: 11/30/2020 (with a season-ending event)

Engines: 6; Hand Crews: 5; Helicopters: 2; Water Tenders: 2; Dozers: 3; Other Heavy Equipment: (Chippers, masticators, etc.) 3 Total Personnel: 335;

Firefighter injuries: 29; Structures threatened: 0; Structures Destroyed: 853; Structures Damaged: 64

Current Situation: Favorable weather has allowed crews to continue to make good progress on suppression repair around the fire and anticipate completion of those tasks this week. Demobilization of excess resources continues. Firefighters are regularly evaluating conditions in the Wilderness areas on the northern and northeastern edges of the fire. Some small fingers are smoldering in heavy fuels, but the area is under snow and little to no overall fire growth is anticipated. Windy conditions may cause a slight uptick in smoke production from those areas in advance of a storm front which is anticipated to pass through on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Weather: Warmer conditions are predicted today, with near-normal temperatures and light winds. A cold front is expected to enter the fire area on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, bringing the potential for rain and high-elevation snow.

Pile burning in Shaver Lake: The CAL Fire, Fresno-Kings Unit will continue burning brush/slash piles that were assembled during suppression repair work on the Creek Fire today along Hwy 168 between Shaver Lake Village and Shaver Point. Smoke from the burn piles may be visible locally.

Sierra National Forest Closures: The Sierra National Forest closure remains in effect through November 24. To read the full closure order and see a boundary map, go to  

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Fire Information Line: 559-549-3781 (8 am to 9 pm daily)

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