CAL FIRE UPDATE: As of this morning, Sept. 7 the Creek Fire remains at 0% contained and 78,790 acres burned. The fire continued to grow under extreme conditions. Fuels continued to be the main influence of the fire, with the heavy fuel loading from the dead and down material. Timber in the area has approximately 80-90 percent tree mortality from the bark beetle. The community of Shaver Lake was threatened throughout the night. Fire crossed over Highway 168 and is moving south with extreme fire behavior.

CAL Fire Statewide Fire Summary as of Sept. 7

Firefighters continue to make progress on the two dozen large wildfires and lightning complexes that have been burning over the past several weeks. Yesterday, CAL FIRE responded to 49 new initial attack wildfires all of which were contained. A new wildfire ignited on the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County that has become a major incident. As of this morning, there are over 14,100 firefighters on the frontlines across California. CAL FIRE increased staffing in preparation for critical fire weather in multiple areas of the State. While firefighters continue their battle on the current major wildfires, CAL FIRE and fire departments across the State remain prepared for potential more significant wildfires due to critical fire weather.

This year, wildfires have now burned over 2 million acres. There have been 8 fatalities and more than 3,300 structures destroyed.

Much of California is currently under a Red Flag Warning for strong, gusty winds and low humidity.  Northern California, including the Bay Area, and the southern mountains of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties as well as the Eastern Sierra and Mojave Desert are expecting critical fire weather this evening.  The Inland Empire down into San Diego are under a fire weather watch for critical fire weather expected Tuesday into Wednesday.

Are you prepared if a wildfire should strike nearby?  With Red Flag conditions in many parts of the state over the next few days, fires in these areas can spread rapidly.  Making quick and safe evacuation is critical to protecting your life and your family. To learn ways to be prepared, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.  

Original Report:

CAl Fire reported a fire at Camp Sierra Road and Reddin Road, and Northeast of Shaver Lake that started on Sept. 4, now being referred to as the Creek Fire. 

Last reported, 45,500 acres burned and 0% contained. 

According to Clovis Fire Department as of this morning they have 6 personnel on this fire that is at 45,000 acres and 0% containment. We also have 9 additional personnel on other fires throughout the state.

A special thank you to all the firefighters that are working in what will be very harsh conditions, terrain, and temperatures.

CAL Fire Statewide Fire Summary as of Sept. 6

While firefighters continue to make progress on the series of lightning wildfires and complexes, several new major wildfires ignited yesterday, forcing evacuations. As of this morning, over 14,800 firefighters are battling 23 major fires and lightning complexes in California. CAL FIRE increased staffing in preparation for critical fire weather in multiple areas of the State, which aided in 38 new wildfires’ initial attack. Yesterday, three new major wildfires broke out in Fresno, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. While firefighters continue their battle on the current major wildfires, CAL FIRE and fire departments across the State remain prepared for potentially more significant wildfires due to critical fire weather.

 Since the lightning siege that started on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, there have been nearly 14,000 lightning strikes. There have been more than 900 new wildfires during this time period, which have now burned over 1.6 million acres. There have 8 fatalities and nearly 3,300 structures destroyed.

 The National Weather Service has issued multiple Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings for this weekend and into next week due to potential critical fire weather, including strong gusty wind and low humidity. A Red Flag Warning is in effect across much of the Inland Empire down through San Diego today through Sunday. A Red Flag Warning goes into effect this evening across the mountains of Santa Barbara to Los Angeles County. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Modoc County starting Monday. A Fire Weather Watch across much of Northern California, including the Bay Area, and the Eastern Sierra to the Mojave Desert, starts Monday. 

 Are you prepared if a wildfire should strike nearby? With Red Flag conditions in many parts of the state over the next few days, fires in these areas can spread rapidly. Making quick and safe evacuation is critical to protecting your life and your family. To learn ways to be prepared, visit ReadyForWildfire.org

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