Creek Fire may continue to burn through October, North Complex Fire threatens 10,000 structures

Posted at 7:44 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 18:13:06-04

Fire officials say the Creek Fire is continuing to spread and containment remains the same. So far the fire has burned just under 245,000 acres and is 18-percent contained.

Over 740 structures have been destroyed and nearly 10,000 structures are still threatened. But crews are expecting full containment by October 15th.

The North Complex Fire spanning across the Butte, Plumas, and Yuba counties, fire officials say it's 36-percent contained but the blaze has already burned more than 280,000 acres.

As we continue to move through another devastating fire season here in California, experts are now telling people that the best time to prepare for tragedy is before it happens.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you and your family have an emergency kit, which should include first aid supplies, and if you're on a scheduled medication make sure you bring that with you.
  • You'll also want to keep flashlights, batteries, and chargers in your kit or in your car. Those will come in handy if the power goes out.
  • If possible keep cash on hand and make sure your gas tank is full.
  • If you need to evacuate it might also be a good idea to bring food and water with you.

You can keep track of all the fires in California, through the Wildfire Tracker


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.