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Update: Drift Smoke In Mother Lode From Creek Fire

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Update at 8:27pm: The Creek Fire in Fresno County is 36,000 acres and there is no containment. It continues to put off drift smoke toward the Mother Lode. Falling ash has been reported throughout the day as well.

Original story posted at 3:35pm: Fresno, CA — The Creek Fire near Shaver Lake is prompting evacuations in Madera and Fresno counties, and drift smoke has been visible in the Mother Lode.

The fast moving fire ignited earlier today and it is 5,000 acres and no containment. The location is Camp Sierra Road northeast of Shaver Lake. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has evacuated Big Creek, Camp Sierra and Huntington Lake and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has evacuated Kinsman Flat, Rock Creek and Fish Creek. Highway 168, near the fire, is closed. Air and ground resources are responding to the incident from across the region.