The Creek Fire
The Creek Fire was the largest single wildfire in the history of the State of California. It started on September 4, 2020 near Shaver Lake, California. It devastated our beautiful mountain burning quickly and fiercely. It affected two counties and burned on both sides of the San Joaquin River. It took 856 structures, most of which were primary residences. Many of these residents did not have insurance because the fire insurance was already too expensive.
According to Fresno County Supervisor Nathan Magsig, over $250 million in homes were lost. Alex Olow of the U.S. Forest Service stated that nearly 3,000 fire personnel worked the fire that burned for four months. Small communities like Big Creek, Pine Ridge, Auberry, Alder Springs, and Meadow Lakes lost nearly everything. The fire burned 379,895 acres and was declared 100% contained on December 24, 2020. The fire burned mostly in the Sierra National Forest.
We're still looking for more people to help us rebuild and revive our mountain communities! If you are interested in volunteering, or if your organization has volunteers who wish to help, reach out to us!