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Current Details

Fire Advisement Area: This is NOT a Mandatory Evacuation, this is an advisement only of fire in the area, allowing you to prepare for a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change. No action is required at this time, however if you feel unsafe please leave the area.
Fish Camp- All areas of Fish Camp from the Mariposa County Line to the Yosemite National Park Bounderies. 

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Basic Information

Current as of9/7/2020, 8:47:03 AM
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigaion
Date of OriginFriday September 04th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationBoth sides of San Joaquin River near Mammoth Pool and the communities of Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake.
Incident CommanderUnified Command,IC N. Truax CAL FIRE Team 1, and USFS
Coordinates37.333 latitude, -119.444 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel976
Size78,790 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber, Brush, Understory Litter

Significant Events

Evacuations and Road Closures. Mandatory Evacuations in place for the communities of Big Creek, Huntington Lake and Cascadel Woods. Hwy 168 is closed 2.7 miles east of Prather below the four lanes. Visitors are advised that there is no access to the Shaver Lake area.



The Creek Fire a fast-moving fire burning on both Districts of the Forest. The fire which started near the communities of Big Creek and Huntington Lake, moved very quickly prompting several evacuations. Early Saturday afternoon the fire crossed the San Joaquin River and made a run into the Mammoth Pool area. Prompting some members of the public to shelter in place near Wagner’s Store and Campground.

With assistance of the California Army National Guard, 207 people were safely evacuated and assessed for medical needs. The fire burned actively overnight. Crews will be challenged today by steep rugged terrain, heavy fuel loading and high temperatures. Additional resources have been ordered including a Type 1 Incident Management Team. Evacuations and closures remain in effect.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and very dry conditions will remain over the Region through Labor Day. RH will be very low, expected terrain driven winds, with temperatures overnight 70-75 degrees and day time 90-95 degrees.