Smoke and ash from the rapidly growing Creek Fire reduced visibility on Bass Lake in California’s Madera County on September 6.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office said this footage was filmed by one of its deputies at around 9.30 am on Sunday. The speed limit for boats was reduced to 5 mph as a result of the poor visibility, the sheriff’s office said.
The fire in the Sierra National Forest, which began on Friday evening and spread to over 45,000 acres by Sunday, trapped people near Mammoth Pool Reservoir, resulting in over 200 evacuations. At least two evacuees were severely injured and 10 others were “moderately” injured, according to local media. Credit: Madera County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful