Creek Fire Clean Up to Begin January 18

A assessment team member surveys a property that has been destroyed by the Creek Fire. (Fresno County)

Fresno County announced cleanup crews will begin on Monday, January 18 clearing debris caused by the Creek Fire.

There will be cleaning crews in the following areas: Big Creek, Shaver Lake, Auberry Road, Cressman’s Road, Peterson Road, and Shaver Springs.

Fresno County is encouraging property owners impacted by the fire to fill out a “Right of Entry” (ROE) form or an “Owner Initiation” form.

These forms will allow cleanup crews to access their properties to clean the area. There are no costs, the cleanup is free of charge.

The clean up is expected to continue through to April. Deadline to submit the forms is February 1.

The Creek Fire began September 4 near Shaver Lake and burned nearly 380,000 acres. 855 structures were destroyed and over 30,000 people were displaced.

The fire was fully contained on December 24. It was recorded as the largest single wildfire in state history. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For more information, visit https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/resources/fresno-county-recovers or call (559) 600-3271.

Tori Lavon
Tori Lavon is a Multimedia Journalist from Reedley, California. She received her Bachelor's in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting from California State University, Fresno. Currently, she is a radio intern at One Putt Broadcasting. On occasion, Tori has the opportunity to be on-air with talent. She is getting her start in media. She has a passion for reporting, photography, and videography. Tori also has a love for art; she loves to draw, paint, and does pottery on the side. One day she hopes she can be on-air talent at a radio station as well.