2020 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. According to Alex Olow of the U.S. Forest Service, 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.

Collaborative Purpose

The Collaborative is made up of many organizations and individuals that love the Sierra Nevada and have a deep passion to help each other find a way back to our beautiful way of life in the Sierra Nevada and communities.

The Creek Fire Recovery Collaborative is a Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG). The purpose is to bring together various recovery groups to better aid Creek Fire survivors. Survivors have a variety of recovery needs, yet they may not be aware of all the resources available to them. The goal of the Collaborative is to make sure this does not happen.

The Creek Fire Recovery Collaborative will provide spiritual, emotional, physical and financial resources to those affected by the disaster regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religious preference.

If you would like to be invited to the next Collaborative general membership meeting, please Email Us.

Latest News

• Raising Funds - We and our member organizations are raising funds to help Creek Fire survivors. Check back here for upcoming fundraising programs.

• Looking for Volunteers - 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, email us. If you would like to participate in our next Volunteer Coordination subcommittee (virtual) meeting, or for more information on other ways to help, please email us.

On September 4, 2021, the one-year anniversary of the Creek Fire, CFRC held the One Year Stronger Event at the Shaver Lake Community Center.

We were all blown away by the community's support with over 1,000 people attending the event and through our collective power, we were able to raise over $12,000 for Creek Fire Survivors. Thank you to everyone who played a part in making this One Year Stronger such an incredible event!

We also wanted to give a special thank you to our sponsors Tioga Sequoia Brewery, Canyon Fork Ace Hardware, North Fork BBQ, La Jacka Mobile, Loretzeria, and many more.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information and updates.