The below update goes into effect at 12 PM today.
The mandatory evacuation order for Frenchman Lake, Carmen, Frenchman Cove, Dooley, Frenchman Village, Doyle Grade, Sugarloaf, Plinco, and Dixie Valley is MODIFIED to an EVACUATION WARNING.
Property owners ONLY may return to their properties at this time. You will NEED to furnish a document to prove ownership for access, i.e. a tax document, deed, or other similar paperwork.
There is still a FOREST CLOSURE in effect, so only properties owners may access the area and may only access the area to visit their property.
Please limit travel in this area as it is still a travel area for fire personnel. If you do not own property in the area, you will NOT be permitted access!
Remember the fire is still active within portions of the burned area and you may see spots of smoke. Fire personnel will still be actively working the interior and edges of the fire. Expect to see hotspots for some time. Do not call 911 to report unless there is an immediate threat to life or property.
Be vigilant to weather and wind conditions and take any future orders seriously, should they change.
While returning home and while fire personnel remain in the area use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.
Just because the flames are out does not mean the danger is over. Damaged trees/terrain and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. DO NOT put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring.
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U.S. Forest Service-Plumas National Forest