FRESNO, Calif. — The Creek Fire was first sparked on Friday evening and quickly exploded to 45,500 acres with 0% containment. There’s no official word yet on the number of structures that may be damaged or destroyed, but an estimated 3,000 are still threatened.
The fire is located near the communities of Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake. The flames have also spread towards the San Joaquin River and jumped into Madera County on the other side of the river.
The fast-moving wildfire trapped more than 200 people near the Mammoth Pool Reservoir in Madera County. National Guard helicopters were called in to airlift them to safety.
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The fire also forced evacuations in numerous Fresno and Madera County mountain communities. Deputies said they are going door to door to alert residents in some areas.
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Here are all the areas under mandatory evacuation orders in Fresno County:Shaver LakeHuntington LakeCamp SierraBig CreekHigh Sierra areas, which include: Florence Lake, Ward Lake, Portal Forebay, Edison Lake Mono Hot Springs, Kaiser and all campgrounds.Alder SpringsMile HighMeadow LakesBig SandyJose BasinItalian BarDinkey CreekWishon & Courtright ReservoirsArea west of Tollhouse, along Auberry Road west to Powerhouse Road.
Here are all the areas under mandatory evacuation orders in Madera County:Cascadel WoodsKinsman Flat SubdivisionItalian Bar Rd. from Road 225 to Reddinger LakeMammoth PoolWhiskey FallsClover MeadowArnold MeadowsMinaretsAll campgrounds off Minarets RoadAll campgrounds off Beasore Road north of Grizzley Road
An Evacuation Order means there is immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
Here are all the areas under an evacuation warning in Fresno County:Cressman RoadAuberry Road from the top of the four lanes to Powerhouse to the San Joaquin RiverJose BasinAlder SpringMono Wind CasinoMeadow LakesMile High
Here are all the areas under an evacuation warning in Madera County:Mammoth Pool trailer park to Road 233, down Road 225
An evacuation warning means there is a potential threat to life or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets/livestock should leave now.
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