Martin Hardy Creel – Authorities are growing increasingly worried for the welfare of 57-year-old Martin Hardy Creel.
Report says Martin was reported missing last month following the evacuation of Grizzly Flat.
The El Dorado County sheriff’s detectives say they have not been able to locate Martin Hardy Creel
According to Sgt. Eric Palmberg. On September 11, the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue unit conducted a search using canines but Creel was not located.
Martin’s family said they have not heard from him since August 18,that he was among the Grizzly Flat residents ordered to evacuate, They said they last received a call from Martin, but were not able to speak to him due to poor reception.
Martin Hardy Creel Description:
Sex – Male
Age – 57
Race – White
Hair – Blonde
Eyes – Blue and possible wearing glasses
Height – 5’6″ tall
Weight – 200 pounds
Officials say Martin’s white Dodge pick up was later found abandoned in the Grizzly Flat area near Sciaroni and Grizzly Flat roads.
Grizzly Flat was evacuated overnight Aug. 16 as the Caldor Fire made its way through town, taking down entire neighborhoods, an elementary school, church and post office. Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 18 the blaze ripped through more than 60,000 acres, including the Grizzly Flat area and north and east of there, the most activity seen on the Caldor Fire.
Anyone with any information that could help authorities locate Martin is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 642-4714