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.
- CalTopo Fire Maps
- *FINAL* USFS/CalFire Official Briefing Maps (High Resolution PDFs)
- Final Operations Map 11/22/2020
- Final Briefing Map 11/22/2020
- Final Ownership Map 11/22/2020
- Final Repair Map 11/22/2020
- FlightRadar24.com Track firefighting aircraft activity in realtime
- CALFire Tree Mortality Viewer
Most Relevant Webcams
See the full list of webcams in the Webcams Archive
- AlertWildfire.org – Sierra and Foothills Region camera
- Shaver Liquor
- Oakhurst – CALTRANS Hwy 41&49 (still image only on mobile)
- Bass Lake – Pines Resort
- Bass Lake – Miller’s Landing (always refresh the page)
- Prather – CALTRANS Hwy 168
- Mammoth Mountain Summit
Track Weather & Smoke
- Daily Smoke Forecast
- AirNow Fire Map: Hybrid map shows both official EPA sensors (more accurate) and low-cost and temporary sensors (more localized and more current)
- GOES WEST- Pacific Coast Viewer (satellite smoke conditions)
- National Weather Service – Hanford
You can find all the most current briefings and update documents on the Sierra National Forest FB page and the InciWeb page.
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
*YouTube tutorial on adding Fire Data to Google Earth
*FlightRadar24.com (if the site is down, try planefinder.net 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)
*Alert Wildfire Camera – Deadwood Mtn.
*Creek Fire Evacuation Zones Map
*CALFire Tree Mortality Viewer
Creek Fire Official Information
Information Line: (559) 549-3781
- Evacuation Notices: Text your zip code to 888777 for text alerts
- Madera County General Creek Fire Updates (does not include evacuation alerts): Text “creekfire” to 888777 for text alerts
- Hwy 41 Traffic Alerts: Text “41traffic” to 888777 for text alerts
- Madera County MCAlert
- Fresno County Mobile Alerts
- Mariposa County MSO Alert
- Mono County CodeRed Alerts -and- Mono County Creek Fire Preparedness Page
Evacuation Orders & Warnings
- Creek Fire Evacuation Zones Map (all counties)
Includes a search box where you can enter an address or town name to find the specific zone it is under.
- Repopulation notices continue to be released (reducing Evacuation Orders and Warnings in certain zones).
- Fresno County notices: CAL Fire / Fresno Fire FB
- Madera County notices: Madera Co. Sheriff’s FB
- Mariposa County notices: Mariposa Co. Nixle Alerts
- Or call (844) 668-3473 with specific questions.
- (make sure to refresh pages you visit often to get the latest version)
Maps (Fire / Damage Assessment / Flight Tracker)
- CalTopo Satellite Maps
- CalTopo Live Map: Street View + Fire + Wind Speed
(useful to orient yourself to streets and towns)
Note: CalTopo no longer offers the Google Maps base in the free version
- CalTopo Live Map: Topo + Fire + Wind Speed
(useful to see terrain, like ridges and valleys)
- I also made a YouTube tutorial on setting up CalTopo maps to track the fire.
- How to set up your own CalTopo.com map to show a different map underlay:
- CalTopo Live Map: Street View + Fire + Wind Speed
- View the alternate #FireMappers Map
- If you want to change the #FireMappers base layer to Google Maps, here are directions:
- Fresno County Damage Assessment Map (does not include Madera County areas)
- FlightRadar24.com Track firefighting aircraft activity in realtime (for more information on how to use this site check out Jeff Aiello’s Facebook videos). *NOTE* If the site is down, try planefinder.net, but it does not have all the same functionality.
- Want to track the fire in Google Earth? Watch my YouTube tutorial (Links to the files are listed in the YouTube description, and also on my Facebook page).
- Central Sierra Fire Tactical Feed: a special feed specifically for the Creek Fire
Evacuation & Shelter Info
- Fresno County Recovers Website – Contains information on tree and debris removal, verified donation organizations, health and safety info, mental health resources and more.
- Madera County Donations (reputable 501c3 non-profits):
- Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAP) – Make a donation to a special fund helping families who have lost their homes in the Creek Fire
- Madera County Food Bank
- Current Shelters
- Mariposa Fairgrounds
5007 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338
- Clovis North High School
2770 E. International Ave., Fresno, CA 93730
- Mariposa Fairgrounds
- Services for Evacuees and First Responders
- Red Cross
- Missing Persons
- Fresno County Sheriff: (559) 600-3111
- Madera County Sheriff: (559) 658-2555
- Tips to Prepare for Evacuation
- 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.
- My Facebook page – I’m collecting helpful posts and videos related to the fire. You can also follow me to get alerts when I’ve added new content to this page.
- Jeff Aiello (live videos & updates with explanations)
- CALFire / Fresno County Fire
- US Forest Service – Sierra NF (Livestream briefings at 7pm on certain nights, check their page for details – replays available)
- US National Weather Service Hanford
- Mountain Fire & Emergency (Has specific daily threads for evacuation, photos, etc. I have confirmed that admins in this group work diligently to allow only verified information to be posted )
- Oakhurst Area Group (beware of unverified information as you would all social media)
- Creek Fire Community Support (beware of unverified information as you would all social media, and fundraiser links that do not go directly to a non-profit or to an organizer you do not know personally)
- Huntington Lake Community Page (beware of unverified information as you would all social media)
- Shaver & Huntington Lakes
- CALTRANS Hwy 41 & 49 (still image only on mobile devices, video requires Flash)
- SierraTel Deadwood Cam
- Deadwood Alert Wildfire Camera 1 (time lapse)
- Deadwood Alert Wildfire Camera 2 (time lapse)
- Bass Lake
- Pines Resort
- Miller’s Landing (refresh the page once you open it, to get the latest image)
- Yosemite Area
- Fresno County
- Mammoth Mountain
- Mammoth Mountain Summit Cam
- Mammoth Mountain Village Cam
- Hint: click the image, then check the countdown timer until it’s your turn to control these cameras!
Local News & Reporters
Air Attack: An interesting Reuters article with great infographics, explaining how aircraft are used to fight wildfires.
- CALFire’s ReadyForWildfire.org
- CALFire’s Pre-Evacuation Tips:
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:
- Bullfrog Fire InciWeb page (latest incident map will be here)
- Sierra National Forest – Information Officer Alex Olow
- Sierra National Forest website (scroll down to “Recent News” – and if you use an RSS reader you can subscribe to that feed)
- Twitter Search #BullfrogFire (will include any Sierra National Forest tweets)