Beckwourth Complex Morning Update

Beckwourth Complex Morning Update
Beckwourth Complex
Fires Acres % Contained Total Acres Total Personnel
Dotta 670 76%
24,525 977
Sugar 23,855 11%
Resources: 27 crews, 14 helicopters, 61 engines, 11 dozer, 7 water tenders
Current Situation: The Sugar Fire within the Beckwourth Complex experienced significant fire growth
yesterday. Southwest wind alignment and receptive fuels were the contributing factors of fire spread and
intensity. The fire remained active all night, progressing east towards Adam’s Peak where it crossed the
escarpment west of Doyle. The fire is burning around the lake with numerous spot fires on the eastern
side of the lake. Crews conducted strategic firing operations for structure protection north of Frenchman
Lake. Fire is pushing to Dixie Lookout to the north. Firefighters worked to gain containment on the
southwest and northwest edge of the fire near Sugar Loaf. Today firefighters will assess and reevaluate
strategies for containment focusing on the escarpment area west of 395 and structure protection.
A new branch was established today along the Hwy 395 corridor near Constantia Road including BLM,
CAL FIRE and local resources. Our state, local and federal partners are critical as we implement our
suppression efforts.
The Dotta Fire remains in its current footprint as crews continue to mop up.
A virtual community meeting was held last night at 7 p.m. and is posted on the Plumas National Forest
Facebook page for viewing.
Evacuations: Mandatory and warning evacuations are in effect for the Plumas and Lassen Counties,
and are changing rapidly due to the dynamics of this fire. For the most current information please refer
to their Facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas
https://www.facebook.com/LassenSheriff
Closures: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7601/60695/
A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the Beckwourth Fire Complex within the Beckwourth
Ranger District.
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Road closures from Janesville-Frenchman Road, Hwy 284, Frenchman East Shore, BeckwourthGenesee Road and smaller feed roads are in effect.
Weather: Today will be hotter and dryer than yesterday with low relative humidity and highly
receptive fuels. Winds will be lighter. The weather will continue to be hotter and dryer with a forecasted
heat wave this weekend. Fuel moistures remain critically low.
Air Quality: Smoke, including smoke from neighboring fires, will continue to become more prominent
each day due to southerly winds. Refer to https://www.airnow.gov for more information on smoke
conditions in your area.
Fire Restrictions: Current fire restrictions remain in effect for the Plumas National Forest:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/plumas/home/?cid=stelprdb5374320