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Beckwourth Complex

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Beckwourth Complex Fire Information
Phone: 530 283 2050
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm M-F

Highlighted Activity

10/05/2021 Beckwourth Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report Released
BECKWOURTH POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT REPORT RELEASED The Forest Service, Plumas National Forest completed its post-fire assessment for emergency stabilization measures and actions on National...
Announcement - 10/05/2021

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 03rd, 2021 approx. 10:30 AM
Location3 miles northeast of Beckwourth, CA
Incident CommanderDustin Langston
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.875 latitude, -120.368 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel28
Size105,670 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber closed and open stand transition to sage and grass in the flats.

Fuel consists of Eastside, and White Pine in the drainages, and Montane Chapparal is present.

Fuel moistures remain critically low both live and dead. Energy Release Component is above at 97th percentile.

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Hold and patrol existing fire line. Mop up to the extent necessary to keep the fire within its current perimeter. Continue suppression repair as appropriate.

Projected Incident Activity

Expect smoldering and creeping. Continued consumption of unburned fuel well within the perimeter. No movement outside of the current perimeter is expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns


Monsoon moisture continues to push into the region through the

weekend and will result in chances for showers and thunderstorms each afternoon.

Storms will be capable of producing heavy rain which could trigger debris flows on area burn scars and in steep terrain.

Generally winds will be light outside of gusty and erratic outflows from thunderstorms.

A drier southwest flow with typical late day winds will return early to mid next week.