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Merced Agencies Answer Madera Sheriff's Call for Creek Fire Help
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
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September 9, 2020

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The Madera County Sheriff’s Office described the Creek Fire as “burning out of control in the areas of Bass Lake and North Fork” on Tuesday.

In response, the Sheriff’s Office asked surrounding law-enforcement agencies to help with evacuations and security of businesses and residences.

Looting is often a problem during and after wildfire evacuations.

“Several deputies with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office volunteered to help and have been assisting with evacuation orders going door to door in the residential and rural areas,” the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post.

Merced police also answered the call for help, saying on social media: “The Merced Police Department will continue to assist the Madera County Sheriff’s Office until our services are no longer needed.”

Sign Up for Real-Time Madera County Alerts

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office also reminded residents to sign up for MC Alerts, which provides real-time emergency updates for specific addresses.

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Go to mcalert.org to register.

Merced County deputies assist with evacuations and security during the Creek Fire. (Facebook/Merced County Sheriff’s Office)

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Bill McEwen,
News Director
Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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