PRESS RELEASE 7/11/2021 8am
BECKWOURTH COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION STATUS UPDATE
A significant wind event drove the fire down into Doyle on Saturday, July 10th, triggering the rapid evacuation of Doyle. Unfortunately, there was some structure loss. An inspection team is working to make a structure loss assessment for permitted structures and will make notification to property owners. Please be patient as this process can take time to complete. It is critical that people stay out of the area due to hazardous conditions. If you are aware of any persons that are unaccounted for, please notify the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530)257-6121.
Due to interruptions in cell service and internet, we are recommending that people use the mobile alert app for Code Red on their smart phones as they seem to be going through even for people with no cell service. The app can be downloaded on Google Play and the Apple Store. If you are unable to register your rural address, try using a nearby landmark.
During evacuation events it is important to understand that things can escalate quickly. When you are placed under evacuation warning, you need to prepare to leave. Pack your vehicle and back it into your driveway. If you have pets or livestock, make arrangements to move them early. If you will need help evacuating, leave early. For information on what to bring with you in the event of an evacuation, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.
EVACUATION WARNINGS AND ORDERS CURRENTLY IN PLACE:
Map link to affected areas: Click on the link below and answer “skip” to the prompts. Red areas are under order, yellow areas are under warning. https://community.zonehaven.com/?latlon=39.89680665196789,-120.14401707393637&z=9.389697214143084
A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for: Everything west of US 395 from the intersection of County Road A25 and US 395 south to the Lassen/Sierra County Line and the town of Doyle east of US 395 including Doyle Loop and all roads connecting to Doyle Loop and Hackstaff Road to Laver Crossing
Evacuation Warnings have been issued for residents east of US 395 from County Road A25 Herlong Access Road, including the town of Herlong south to the Sierra/Lassen County line and the town of Milford from Milford grade south and everything in between.
ROAD CLOSURE: US 395 is closed from Hallelujah Junction to County Road A26
An emergency shelter is open at Jensen Hall, on Fairgrounds Road, at the Lassen County Fairgrounds in Susanville. Those affected by the fire can also call the Emergency Shelter line at (530) 250-9004.
It is asked for anyone going to the shelter to bring their medication and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for multiple days, and important papers such as insurance cards. In addition, the shelter is not providing medical care. Any caretakers must accompany you for the duration of your stay. Please keep in mind weapons, drugs, alcohol and personal bedding are not permitted at the shelter.
Animals needing shelter can be housed at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Liability, feed, security, and care of animals housed at the Fairgrounds are the sole responsibility of the animal’s owner. A check-in form will be available at the barns, please provide to the Fair Office during normal business hours. Please use the Paul Bunyan entrance to the Fairgrounds for sheltering animals in the barns. If you have any questions about animal sheltering, please contact Fair Manager, Kaitlyn Downing at (530) 588-8627.