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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 18, 2020

Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 11/18/2020

 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: 4; Hand Crews: 4; Helicopters: 1; Water Tenders: 0; Dozers: 0; Other Heavy Equipment: (Chippers, masticators, etc.) 5 Total Personnel: 286

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

Current Situation: As of yesterday evening, all suppression repair on the northwestern edge of the fire has been completed. Remaining operations have been suspended today as a wintery system moves through the area. All heavy equipment has been removed to lower elevations, but is prepared to start work again this afternoon if conditions allow. Firefighters will scout opportunities to re-engage as soon as the storm clears.

Weather: The winter weather passing through the fire area is expected to clear today by around 2 p.m., with rain and high-elevation snow persisting until then. Dry but cold weather is then expected to return to the fire area.

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 as conditions permit. 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  

Inciweb: Twitter: @Sierra_NF / Facebook: @sierranationalforest

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

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