Beckwourth Complex Morning Update


Beckwourth Complex Morning Update
Beckwourth Complex Fires Acres % Contained Total Acres Total Personnel
Dotta 670 40% 1,160 302 Sugar 490 70%
Fire Resources: 6 crews, 5 helicopters, 14 engines, 2 bulldozers, 5 water tenders
Current Situation: As a result of the progress and hard work made by firefighters yesterday, the Plumas
County Sheriff’s Office announced that the Maddalena advisory evacuation notice was lifted for the Sugar Fire
located within the Beckwourth Complex.
As firefighters gain more containment on the two fires, demobilization of crews, overhead, equipment and
aircraft are occurring to support other fire incidents in the west. There has been no additional growth in the
two fires over the last three days and containment is improving.
Today, firefighters will continue mopping up, aided by helicopter water drops as they improve perimeter depth
and strengthen fire lines. Fuels primarily within the interior of the Dotta Fire will continue smoldering and
burning themselves out, resulting in more smoke over the coming days. However, an Evacuation Advisory
remains in effect for Dixie Valley.
Weather: A heating trend will persist over the coming week with warmer temperatures, lower humidity
and southwest winds.
Air Quality: Smoke, including smoke from neighboring fires, will continue to become more prominent each
day due to southerly winds. Refer to for more information on smoke conditions in
your area.
Closures: There are no current highway or Plumas National Forest closures in effect.
Fire Restrictions: Current fire restrictions remain in effect for the Plumas National Forest. For more
information visit
Preventing Wildfires: We are asking everyone to remain vigilant this wildfire season. Please know and follow
current fire restrictions. Report any suspected violations to local authorities. If you see something, say something.
A single phone call to 9-1-1 can be the difference in preventing a catastrophic wildfire