Fuels reduction projects limited damage in some areas of California’s massive Creek Fire

A result of collaboration by state and federal agencies

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Creek Fire September 5, 2020. IMT photo.

The 379,895-acre Creek Fire that destroyed 853 structures last year northeast of Fresno, California was the largest single fire in the recorded history of the state. But there is a silver lining hidden deep inside the fire’s perimeter. In some areas, years of state and federal collaboration on fuels reduction projects paid dividends.

A video produced by the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team describes an example.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.