Beckwourth Complex Morning Update: July 15, 2021


Beckwourth Complex Morning Update: July 15, 2021
Beckwourth Complex Acres Percent
containment Total Personnel
Dotta 594 99%
100,531 68% 2,519
Sugar 99,937 68%
Resources: 56 crews, 194 engines, 17 helicopters, 48 dozers, 58 water tenders, 2 masticators
Current Situation: Firefighters continue focusing their efforts to contain increased fire behavior in the
northern area of the Sugar Fire, on the Beckwourth Complex. Around 3 p.m. Wednesday, spot fires
began to spread across the west side of Frenchman Boulevard. Gusting, 50 mile-per-hour winds and
extreme fire behavior, such as fire whirls, caused embers to be carried even further ahead of the fire, to
the escarpment. Additional crews were diverted from less active areas of the fire to assist in containment
efforts, while other firefighters are still working in these areas. Dozer lines, which had previously been
constructed in this area, are also being utilized to slow the fire’s progression. Firefighters were able to
reengage and catch the fire between Evans Drive and Plinco Mine Road. Crews will continue working to
connect this area with existing dozer lines near Spade Way.
Due to this increased behavior, mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for communities in these
areas. Residents are urged to visit the Lassen County and Plumas County Sheriff Department’s
Facebook pages for more information.
In the southern area of the fire, containment lines from Maddalena, east to the Scott Road, north to
Constantia and the community of Doyle are still holding. The fire has had little-to-no additional
progression and crews will continue patrols around these locations.
Windy conditions are expected to continue throughout the day, with gusts up to 30 miles-per-hour,
however, the Sugar fire has been creating its own independent weather patterns as the day progresses.
Evacuations: Please check your local county’s social media pages for the latest on evacuations in your
area, and be sure to register for your county’s CodeRed emergency alert system:
• Plumas County:
• Lassen County:
• Washoe County:
Evacuation centers:
• Lassen County Fairgrounds: 195 Russel Ave. Susanville, CA.
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• Proctor R. Hug High School: 2880 Sutro St, Reno, NV 89512
• Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center: 1350 N Wells Ave, Reno, NV.
Road Closures: There is a Plumas National Forest closure order in effect surrounding the fire’s
perimeter, which includes several roads. Highway 395 is open. Please monitor Caltrans’s District 2
website or Twitter feed for updated highway closure information.
Forest Closure:
Air Quality: For further information on smoke conditions and air quality, visit Smoke Forecast Outlooks