According to the Cal Fire website the Creek Fire, which ignited on Sept. 4, has destroyed 855 structures and damaged 71 others. Forty crews involving more than 3,100 personnel have managed to contain only 32 percent of the blaze, as of this morning. The good news from the site today was that the Evacauation Orders have been Lifted on the Creek Fire.
The Creek Fire in California has become the state’s single most massive wildfire in history, burning 286,519 acres in Fresno and Madera counties.
Wildfires have consumed 2 million acres, so far in 2020, a state record breaking the previous record of 1.96 million in 2018.
Wildfires have resulted in 26 fatalities this year, Cal Fire said on Tuesday, and they want to take time to reflect on the 26 lives that have been lost this year in the wildfires. As we continue to battle these large and devastating fires, we are keeping them and their families in our thoughts.
At least 50 major fires have raged across the West Coast this week alone, the U.S. Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center reported. Smoke from the West Coast fires has been detected by NASA instruments all the way in the Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany.