Creek Fire Reaches Within 16-Miles of Mammoth Lakes, CA | No Current Evacuation Order

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A helicopter takes off with the Creek Fire in the background. Credit: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

Residents of Mammoth Lakes, CA have been nervously looking over their shoulders for the last couple of days as the Creek Fire crept precariously close to their community.

The Creek Fire has burned 201,908-acres and is currently 8% contained. The edge of the fire is 16-miles from the Town of Mammoth Lakes, but there are no current, or projected, evacuation orders for the town.

SUNDAY 9/13 4:00 PM – MESSAGE FROM CHIEF FRIEVALT REGARDING THE CREEK FIRE

Please see the attached statement from Fire Chief Frank Frievalt regarding the Creek Fire. Some key takeaways are:
– There is NO current or projected evacuation order for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
– The fire’s “edge” is roughly 16 miles from Town.
– Some proactive structure protection in Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile has begun and will take several days to complete.
– A Community Conversation is planned for Tuesday at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Details to follow.

While we will continue to provide timely updates on social media, please use authoritative sources for information on the incident such as CAL FIRE’s incident page.

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Current evacuation orders for the Creek Fire, and the proximity to Mammoth Lakes, CA
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A letter from the Fire Department Protection District Chief
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A letter from the Fire Department Protection District Chief

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