Beckwourth Complex Update: July 22, 2021


Beckwourth Complex Update: July 22, 2021
Beckwourth Complex Acres Percent
containment Total Personnel
Dotta 594 100%
105,670 96% 686
Sugar 105,076 96%
Resources: 11 crews, 31 engines, 1 helicopter, 2 dozers, 16 water tenders
Virtual Community Meeting: A virtual community meeting will be held this evening at 6:00 p.m. The meeting
might be a recorded presentation—as opposed to Facebook Live—if full power is unavailable at the incident
command post in Susanville. The meeting will be on the Plumas National Forest Facebook page (link above). The
direct link to a live meeting event is; one does not need a Facebook account to watch
the meeting.
Current Situation: The incident’s fire behavior analyst does not anticipate that the fire will spread outside its
current perimeter. Crews are working toward containing the last remaining section of open fireline on the west
side of the fire. Elsewhere around the fire perimeter, firefighters are identifying and extinguishing all sources of
heat—for example, smoldering stumps—that they find up to 300 feet within the fireline. They are also
backhauling, which is when they clean up and return supplies, equipment, and trash to the base camp. Firesuppression repair work is also in progress. Firefighters are prepared to respond to new fire starts around the
Beckwourth Complex as needed. Smoke from the Dixie Fire continues to spread across large portions of
northeastern California and western Nevada.
The Dotta Fire within the Beckwourth Complex is 100 percent contained. Smoke may be visible as pockets of
vegetation in the fire’s interior smolder or burn. Firefighters patrol the entire fire daily.
Today, California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 is transitioning with a local Type 3 incident
management team, and transfer of command will occur tomorrow, July 23, at 6:00 a.m.
Evacuations: Check your county’s web 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.