Creek Fire Info

Last updated 11/22/2020 8:00am PST
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I’ve reorganized this page to show the most currently relevant information at the top, but all information remains below for archival purposes.

Current Maps
Most Relevant Webcams

See the full list of webcams in the Webcams Archive

Track Weather & Smoke
Official Briefings

You can find all the most current briefings and update documents on the Sierra National Forest FB page and the InciWeb page.

Recovery Information

I’ve created a Creek Fire Recovery Resources Page for residents and businesses impacted by the Creek Fire.

Resident Re-Entry Information:

Find information on the latest Sierra National Forest Closures on the SNF webpage.

Residents must fill out a permit application in order to enter restricted areas to access their property. Go to the Forest Service application page to download the proper form, and then contact the Bass Lake Ranger District (as of at least 11/17/20 no longer need to contact the Ranger Station, just carry the permit you filled out with you when entering the restricted area.


This information was more relevant during the early days of the Creek Fire, but I’m leaving it here for archival purposes.

/Links mentioned in Jeff Aiello’s Talk of the Hill Videos/

*CalTopo Map with Forest Service Base Map
*Google Earth
*YouTube tutorial on adding Fire Data to Google Earth
* (if the site is down, try instead)
*Fresno County Structure Damage Assessment Map (does not include Madera County areas)
*National Weather Service – Hanford
*GOES WEST- Pacific Coast Viewer (view smoke conditions)
*Smoke Report
*Alert Wildfire Camera – Deadwood Mtn.
*Local Webcams
*Creek Fire Evacuation Zones Map
*CALFire Tree Mortality Viewer

Creek Fire Official Information

Information Line: (559) 549-3781

Emergency Alerts
Evacuation Orders & Warnings
Maps (Fire / Damage Assessment / Flight Tracker)
Fire Scanners
Evacuation & Shelter Info



  • Central California Animal Disaster Team
    • Phone: (888) 402-2238
    • For updates and the most current animal shelter locations in Fresno, Madera and Mariposa counties, check CCADT’s website and Facebook page.
    • To request help with animals that had to be left behind in evacuation areas, check out this post from CCADT
Air Quality & Smoke Reports
  • AirNow Fire Map: This hybrid air quality map shows both official EPA sensors (more accurate) and low-cost and temporary sensors (more localized and more current) to give better to the minute information in fire areas where air quality can change rapidly due to smoke.
  • Real-time Air Advisory Network (RAAN): Up-to-date hourly air quality information for the Central Valley and some foothills locations. Enter your address for specific air quality information and also sign up for alerts.
  • California Smoke Information
  • GOES WEST- Pacific Coast Viewer (view smoke conditions for entire west coast)
  • Smoke Reports: Always find the most current version here. Click the “JPG” or “PDF” link in the upper right corner of the page to see the document version that is being officially sent out.
Social Media
Webcams Archive

Air Attack: An interesting Reuters article with great infographics, explaining how aircraft are used to fight wildfires.

Pre-Evacuation Preparation

Bullfrog Fire Information

The Bullfrog Fire is not a CAL Fire incident, and is a much smaller fire, so there is less information currently available. Here are some links I found: