Beckwourth Complex Morning Update: Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Beckwourth Complex Morning Update: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Beckwourth Complex Acres Percent
containment Total Personnel
Dotta 594 99%
92,988 46% 2,745
Sugar 92,394 46%
Resources: 66 crews, 221 engines, 16 helicopters, 60 dozers, 44 water tenders, 2 masticators
*Decrease in acreage on the Dotta fire is due to more accurate mapping*
Current Situation: Fire crews continue fighting the Sugar Fire both on land and by air. Fire crews were
particularly active in the Doyle Grade Road and Frenchman Boulevard area at the northern flank of the
fire. Dozers and hand crews are working to construct contingency line at Meadowview Loop, ahead of
the flame front to halt the fire’s progression into this area. There is still a lot of fire activity near Ramelli
Creek. Due to steep terrain, crews were unable to conduct direct fire suppression and control operations.
Fixed wing and helicopter air operations are using a combination of water and fire retardant in these
areas. Crews are constructing control line in the Sugarloaf area. Spot fires were located between the
dozer line at Diamond Face and Dixie Lookout. Crews were able to contain them quickly.
In the southern fire area, a combination of handline and dozer has been constructed from the
Maddelena area to the Scott Road, through Constantia, to the community of Doyle. The area is being
patrolled in 24-hour shifts and crews are conducting mop-up operations to search for and eliminate any
residual heat. Containment line has been constructed to the Doyle Grade Road.
Extreme heat and dry conditions continue to cause potentially dangerous fire behavior.
West/Southwest winds will continue to gust around 25 miles-per-hour and relative humidity will remain
between 7-15 percent.
Evacuations: Mandatory and voluntary evacuations remain in place. Some areas of Lassen County have
been downgraded. 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:
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Evacuation centers:
• Lassen County Fairgrounds: 195 Russel Ave. Susanville, CA.
• 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 now 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