On September 18, 2020, Sheriff Ingrid Braun issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency in response to the Creek Fire burning in our adjacent counties of Fresno and Madera.
Sheriff Braun also formally requested that Mono County be included on the Governor’s Proclamation of State of Emergency dated September 6, 2020, which included the counties of Fresno, Madera and Mariposa as a result of the Creek Fire.
This action is a necessary step to have Mono County included in the Governor’s Proclamation to assist in acquiring adequate resources for an effective response due to its close proximity and potential devastating impacts to Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Mono County, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District have been working collaboratively with the Inyo National Forest and the Creek Fire Incident Management Team to prepare for the possibility of the Creek Fire reaching and spreading into Mono County. Included in these preparations are the deployment of local personnel, the acquisition of fire-fighting resources, and evacuation planning for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
There is no current or projected Evacuation Order for Mono County or the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Current information on the Creek Fire can be found at on.mono.ca.gov/creekfire, where there is a link to sign up for CodeRed, as well as emergency preparedness information.