Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611
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: 2; Hand Crews: 4; Helicopters: 1; Water Tenders: 1; Dozers: 0; Other Heavy Equipment: (Chippers, masticators, etc.) 5 Total Personnel: 235
Firefighter injuries: 29; Structures threatened: 0; Structures Destroyed: 853; Structures Damaged: 64
Current Situation: Crews are re-engaging in operations today after yesterday’s weather hampered repair efforts. Fire managers will be flying the fire today to assess containment in the Wilderness on the northern and northeastern edges of the fire.
Tomorrow will be the incident’s last daily update, unless conditions change. After 10 weeks of management by Incident Management Teams from across the country, the Creek Fire will be handed back to the Sierra National Forest on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Sierra National Forest resources will work as conditions permit in the fire area to continue hazard tree removal and repair, and to implement the Burned Area Emergency Response plan. The public is encouraged to stay engaged on the Sierra National Forest Facebook page, on Inciweb, or via written updates. Updates will be provided should conditions change. The Burned Area Emergency Response Plan, which addresses impacts like burn severity and tree mortality, will be available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7221/
Weather: Weather today is expected to be clear and cold, with temperatures slightly below normal. A chance of snow is predicted to return to the fire area by Monday, with several winter storms lined up off the California coast.
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. To read the full closure order and see a boundary map, go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/ Twitter: @Sierra_NF / Facebook: @sierranationalforest
Fire Information Line: 559-549-3781 (8 am to 9 pm daily)