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Walker Fire

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

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Walker Fire Wildfire
News – 9/8/2019

QUINCY, CA. – As of this morning, the Walker Fire is 5% contained and 38,049 acres. A sustained 18 mile an hour wind impacted fire activity during the evening hours and the fire made a significant run spotting ahead of itself to the east in the Round Mountain area. Resources were sent to construct fireline ahead of the fire while other crews continued their progress constructing dozer line around the south side of the fire to Ingalls Peak. Resources patrolled and secured the fireline along the southwest edge of the fire and held the fire at the 25N42 road.

Today crews will continue securing the 25N42 road and patrol around structures on the southwest and southern edge of the fire looking for spot fires. Structure preparation will continue on structures west of the Wheeler Peak drainage, in the Antelope Lake area, as well as further east of the fire. More resources have arrived and will continue to construct containment line along the fire’s edge where possible, reinforce roads used for containment, as well as look for areas further out from the fire to construct fireline with the highest probability of successfully containing the fire. Crews will continue to be supported by aircraft as smoke and wind permit.

Evacuation Orders- Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in place for residents residing along Hwy 395 from the Thunder Mountain Road (Wales Canyon) to the Laufman Grade (Old Hwy 59), including the communities of Milford and Brockman Canyon. Antelope Lake to the Plumas county line, the Genesee Valley road corridor, the Ward Creek area, and the Flournoy Bridge area remain under mandatory evacuation orders. An Evacuation Center is set up at Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave. Susanville, CA 96130. Residents who need accommodations can proceed to Quincy and contact the Sheriff’s Office. Sign up for CodeRed at

Road Closures- Janesville Grade, Genesee Valley road at the Flournoy Bridge, Antelope Lake road from the Flournoy Bridge to Antelope Dam, and beginning at the Flournoy Bridge turnoff, the 111 Beckwourth-Genesee road is closed through the fire area. Hwy 395 will remain open to through traffic.

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