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Creek Fire cause formally categorized as ‘undetermined’ after months-long investigation – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-07-16 15:27:46 –

Fresno, Calif. (KFSN)-Approximately 10 months after the creek fire devastated Fresno and Madera counties last year, U.S. Forest Office officials said the cause was “undecided” due to the complexity of the fire. Said it was classified.

According to the Forest Department, the official cause cannot be determined, but fire authorities believe that the wildfire may have been caused by a lightning strike. Investigators said the “undecided” classification does not rule out the possibility of a wildfire being caused intentionally or illegally.

Investigators could determine that it was not initiated by the use of equipment, avoidance of campfires, burning of debris, burning of dangerous fuel reductions, railroad operations, or children’s activities. .. Other causes such as power lines, fireworks, cutting, welding, grinding, firearm use, blasting, structure, glass reflection / refraction, spontaneous combustion, flare stack / fire pit, etc. are also not the cause of large wildfires. Officials said.

Forest officials said investigators did not find illegal marijuana growing near where the creek fire burned.

The Creek Fire is the largest single fire in California’s recorded history.

Relation: Mountain Strong: Survive Creek Fire

It began on September 4, 2020 near Lake Shaver in Fresno County and quickly spread to 379,895 acres, tearing much of the mountain community.

More than 45,000 residents in the Fresno, Madera, and Mariposa counties have been forced to evacuate, and many have returned after finding their homes completely burned down.

The fire brigade finally declared that it was 100% contained on December 24, 111 days after the creek fire began.

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