For the most up to date Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings in Fresno County and Madera County, please access the official fire map.
Here you can input your address to see what zone you are in. Zones are released in increments based up safety conditions of the fire.
*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.*
*An Evacuation Warning means there is a potential threat to life and / or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets / livestock should leave now.*
Highway 168 at Kaiser Pass Road
All fire and law enforcement personnel are currently working out of a command post established at Sierra High School, 33326 Lodge Rd, Tollhouse, CA 93667.
Creek Fire Recovery Assistance
Comprehensive Support Services Website
Notice to hikers
Those hiking along the John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail are not in danger of the fire. However, we encourage hikers to make it to one of three locations in order to make it easy for first responders to account for everyone. The following three temporary refuge areas have been established for people to go and shelter in place.
- China Peak Resort
- Edison Lake
- Blayney Meadow
All trails via eastern passes are still open, so hikers may also choose to exit to Hwy. 395. Western slope exits are blocked at Hwy. 168, so take refuge at one of refuge areas mentioned above.
Vehicle exit routes
- Those who are between Shaver Lake and Dinkey Creek should exit toward Pine Flat Lake via Providence Creek Road.
- Those who are in the area of Dinkey Creek and Courtright / Wishon Reservoirs should exit toward Pine Flat Lake via Black Rock Road.
- The exit routes above are dirt roads which are not passable with RV trailers, so please drop your trailer at a safe location prior to exiting.
- If you need help evacuating livestock, please contact the Central California Animal Disaster Team directly by texting 1-888-402-2238 or https://ccadt.org/ or its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CCADT1
Fresno County Animal Shelters:
- Large Animals: Fresno Fair Grounds, 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
- All questions should be directed to Fresno Humane Animal Services at 559-600-7387.
Madera County Animal Shelters:
- All questions should be directed to Madera County Animal Services at 559-675-7891.
- Please contact the American Red Cross if you with to help those impacted by the fire. The phone number to the Central California office is 559-455-1000. The website is https://www.redcross.org/local/california/central-california/about-us/locations/central-valley.html
- A donation station has been established in the parking lot of Canyon Fork Ace Hardware, 29181 Auberry Rd, Prather, CA 93651. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- There is a growing need for livestock feed and supplies due to animal displacements. To help, contact David Clark, 559-260-1538.
To file missing persons reports
Call Fresno County Sheriff at 559-600-3111
Call Madera County Sheriff at 559-658-2555
Mark yourselves safe
- If you have safely evacuated from the Creek Fire, please consider registering yourself through the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. This public resource allows family and friends to search for you so they can have the peace of mind that you are well. https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/
-We have deputies assigned to security patrols who are working prevent thefts from occurring at evacuated homes. Please make sure to lock up your house before leaving. If you see any suspicious activity in evacuated areas, please report it to our office by dialing 559-600-3111.
Due to the Creek Fire's impacts on the water system, the County of Fresno is making bottled water available to residents free of charge at the following pickup locations from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily, while supplies last.
- Bald Mountain Fire Station, 49167 Auberry Road
- Pine Ridge Elementary School, 45828 Auberry Road
- Cressman's, 36088 Tollhouse Road
- Shaver Lake Community Center, 41344 Tollhouse Road
The United States Postal Service has put together a web page with information on mail retrieval. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/ca/2020/0918-usps-sacramento-closures-update-9.htm
Latest fire information
- Visit the U.S. Forest Service page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147
- Visit the Cal Fire page at https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/
- You may also call 844-668-3473
- Fire and law enforcement personnel are holding press briefings at 7:00 pm each night. These press briefings are live streamed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraNF/
- To receive emergency alerts from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, sign-up for free through Everbridge. We are currently using this software program to deliver emergency alerts about the Creek Fire directly to your mobile device through call, text and email. https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085614497#/signup
- You can also download the Everbridge app from iTunes and Google Play.
Access the Creek Fire Property Damage Map
-CAL FIRE, in collaboration with the County of Fresno, has released a preliminary interactive map of the Creek Fire. The interactive map displays preliminary information about damaged and destroyed property. Not all properties have been inspected. It is anticipated it will take two weeks for completion. The public may access the map online and enter an address(es) to see limited information on the condition of property based on initial reports from damage assessment teams. Access the map at https://arcg.is/1vaCOP
-Due to the changing nature of the Creek Fire and the priority of protecting life and safety, the map will continually be updated as personnel are allowed to safely enter areas and record data. For this reason, not all properties will be reflected at this time so the public is asked for patience as data is collected and entered on a regular basis by CAL FIRE.
Safety Precautions During Repopulation
- Slow down when traveling in the area; consider all speed limits to be reduced by 50%
- Watch out for all utility work zones, worker safety is as important as your safety
- Hazards will exist in the area for several months to come, BE CAREFUL!
- Your water will not be safe to consume or use for cooking until you receive personal notification
- Be prepared for intermittent water outages, power outages and potentially wastewater service interruptions
- Some areas will not have communications restored for some time
- Some homes will not have wastewater service until power is restored (need to define area boundaries LS17, LS18, LS21 in Shaver Lake)
- Some homes will not have water service until power is restored (need to define area boundaries, like lower Dogwood, Crystal Springs,etc..)
- Some homes will have loud, portable generators, adjacent to the home until power is restored
- Conserve water, no outdoor watering is allowed, water supply is currently at 50% of normal
- The wastewater plant for Shaver Lake will be running at a reduced capacity for several months, please help by taking water conservation seriously (short showers, fix leaky sinks, running toilets, etc..)
- Be patient, all agencies are working as fast as they can to make the area safe and inhabitable
- Report any hazards to the County of Fresno at 559-600-4636.
Debris Removal and Waste Disposal
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