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Claremont Fire

Unit Information

Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971

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Incident Contact

North Complex Fire Information
Email: 2020.NorthComplex.info@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-316-4487
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

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08/29/2020 This page no longer updated
 This page will not longer be updated as the Claremont Fire is part of the North Complex. Information for this fire can be found
News - 08/29/2020

This page will not longer be updated as the Claremont Fire is part of the North Complex. Information for this fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/

The North Complex is located on the Mt. Hough Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest and consists of numerous lightning fires being managed as one incident. The fires were ignited during a lightning storm that moved over the Plumas National Forest on the morning of August 17, 2020. Most of the smaller fires (20 acres or less) have been contained. As of August 20, 2020 at 0600 hours, California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 has assumed command of the North Complex.

The Claremont Fire is part of the North Complex - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/
 

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Additional incident updates can be found on the Plumas National Forest Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas
 

Links to other fires in the North Complex:
North Complex - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/
Sheep Fire -
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7067/
Bear Fire - 
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7025/

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 17th, 2020 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationMiddle Fork Feather River, south of Quincy
Incident CommanderJerry McGowan (CIIMT 1)
Coordinates39.858 latitude, -120.912 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel551
Size21,946 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained59%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Brush, and Grass

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Firefighters will hold and reinforce fireline on the Claremont Fire. Work continues on the Bear Fire to protect nearby communities. As containment is strengthened on the Claremont, resources will be relocated to assist on the Bear Fire.

Remarks

Part of the North Complex - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A dry cold front is expected for the Bear and Claremont Fire areas this evening. The front will likely bring northwest and northeast winds, possibly sweeping area smoke southward. Smoke will remain dense for most of Saturday, with hot and dry conditions persisting.

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