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Walker Fire Wildfire
News – 9/9/2019

QUINCY, CA. – A mapping flight in the evening updated the acreage to 43,931 acres and containment is 7%. Currently 825 personnel are assigned to the fire.

The fire activity decreased last night over the fire area. Containment line that is in place held. On the east side of the fire, dozer line was constructed around the northeastern leading edge of the fire near Round Mountain and Stoney Creek. Hose lays will be installed to reinforce the containment lines. Dozers continued progress constructing dozer line advancing north from Ingalls Peak. Crews constructed line directly along the southeast-east edge of the fire which held as well. Firefighters constructed fireline around the structures on the southwest edge of the fire to further protect the structures. The fire is staying in place at the 25N42 road.

Structure preparation is complete around structures to the west of Wheeler Peak drainage. Dozers and handcrews made good progress building fireline along the west side of the fire progressing north. Crews working around the fire will continue constructing containment line and holding what’s in place.

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.

Forest Closures-Plumas National Forest has issued a Forest Order for the Mt. Hough and Beckwourth Ranger Districts. Please see Inciweb for full closure information and map of closure area.

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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