Beckwourth Complex Update


Beckwourth Complex Update: July 20, 2021
Beckwourth Complex Acres Percent
containment Total Personnel
Dotta 594 99%
105,348 88% 1,174
Sugar 104,754 88%
Resources: 27 crews, 54 engines, 11 helicopters, 15 dozers, 29 water tenders, 12 masticators
Current Situation: The fire is not expected to move outside its current perimeter. Crews are finding
and extinguishing pockets of lingering heat that are within 100 to 300 feet—depending on terrain—from
the containment line. As the fire is increasingly contained, crews, equipment, and other resources are
being reassigned to other incidents or returning to their home units for rest between mobilizations.
Widespread smoke from the Dixie Fire continues to affect Susanville. A group of initial-attack
firefighters is prepositioned on the west side of the fire, allowing for a rapid response to new fires. Last
evening, night-shift firefighters quickly mobilized and contained a new lightning-caused fire west of the
Beckwourth Complex. In areas where the fire is contained, crews and equipment have begun firesuppression repair work.
The Sugar Fire within the Beckwourth Complex is remaining within its perimeter of over 60 miles of
containment lines. Occasional smoke may be visible as unburned vegetation well within the perimeter
smolders. Firefighters continue to monitor and patrol the entire fire perimeter.
Evacuations: Check your county’s website and social media pages for current evacuation information.
• Plumas County: Plumas County Sheriff’s Office | Facebook
• Lassen County: Lassen County Sheriff’s Office | Facebook
Road and Forest Closures: Highway 395 is open. However, National Forest System lands and roads in
the fire area are closed under Plumas National Forest Order No. 05-11-01-21-12. View the order and
map: Monitor Caltrans’s District 2 website ( or Twitter feed for current highway-closure information.