September 26, 2020 - The U.S. Forest Service reports smoke and air quality outlook for the San Joaquin-Yosemite areas, due to the Creek Fire.
Fire: Fire behavior is expected to be active again on the Creek Fire due to warm and dry conditions. Increased fire behavior is expected again this afternoon. For the latest Creek Fire fire information and details, go to: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/videos/7147/
Smoke: While much of the Creek Fire smoke is drifting to the south this morning, surface smoke continues to lie in local valleys and basins on the west and east sides of the fire. This will keep those communities in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups to Unhealthy range. Areas to the north and northwest, such as Yosemite Park, should experience Good to Moderate conditions with high level haze. Afternoon westerly winds should again provide improvement for the west side of the fire. However, winds are expected to shift easterly tonight through tomorrow, which will drift smoke westerly, and increase smoke levels in the eastern foothill communities of the San Joaquin Valley.