Shaver Lake Community Fighting to Survive

Shaver Lake Volunteer Firefighters have been joined with crews from CalFire, U.S. Forest Service, surrounding communities and from throughout the state. This page will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. Click here to see an interactive map on Shaver Lake and Auberry fire damaged structures.

The fire that started in the Camp Sierra area on Friday afternoon, Sept. 4, has now grown to over 220,000 acres, burning in three California counties.

Over a 1,600 firefighters along with their engines, water tenders, bulldozers, air attack crews and logistics personnel are waging war against this inferno. There is just 10% containment. It has burnt for the past eleven days. Smoke bellows over the beast, with drifts reaching as far away as Colorado.

It is being estimated that 371 structures have been destroyed. It is now burning towards North Fork and Bass Lake in Madera County as well as threatening wild land and property in Mariposa County. In Fresno County is continues near Auberry, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake and Tollhouse. Winds have been erratic and air support has not been available to assist the firefighting efforts.

Shaver Lake area resorts and other businesses were shocked over Labor Day Weekend, a time that they usually have a financial lift at the end of the summer season.

We are establishing a method for taking donations, which will be very much appreciated. Meanwhile, give us a call and we will take down your phone number and email address so we can get back to you later with new donation information. Thank you for your desire to help!