Beckwourth Complex Update


Beckwourth Complex Morning Update: Monday, July 12, 2021
Beckwourth Complex Acres Percent
containment Total Personnel
Dotta 670 99%
89,748 23% 2,326
Sugar 89,078 8%
Resources: 62 crews, 179 engines, 44 helicopters, 37 dozers,16 water tenders, 2 masticators
Current Situation: Firefighters were successful in gaining 23% containment along the south
side of the fire, where crews will continue with mop up today.
On the west side of the fire, firefighters are making great progress on constructing direct hand
line and completing hose lays. Dozers continue constructing direct line south will eventually tie
in with the crews below.
The north side of the fire continues to be the most active area. Despite active spotting with one
that reached 25 acres, firefighters were able to contain them. In the Doyle Grade area, the fire
remained in its current footprint and did not progress. Resources continue to construct and
secure line near structures.
On the east side of the fire along highway 395, there is still potential for spot fires. Drivers
should use caution in the area and be prepared for possible highway closures.
Working northeast of Scott Road, crews are using the concrete rail bed as a control line, and
are making good progress securing the edge. Crews are now in patrol and mop up about
midway up Scott Road.
A heat signature was detected on the Dotta fire last night, so a crew is being inserted to work
on it today.
Extreme fire behavior is expected again today with dry, unstable winds, gusting up to 30 miles
per hour out of the southwest. Relative humidity will be down to 7-14%, with poor to moderate
overnight recoveries keeping fuels receptive for burning at night.
A damage assessment team has arrived to validate and assess reports of structures damaged
or destroyed.
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Evacuations: Mandatory and voluntary evacuations remain in place, with some areas in
Lassen County increasing.
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.
• 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 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: Overall, the area will be smoky and lingering in some areas under the inversion
layer. If a pyrocumulous cloud develops, downdrafts from the collapsing of it will produce
potential significant smoke in the most active areas of the fire. Visit for the
most current smoke conditions in your area.