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Walker Fire AM Update 9-13-2019

Walker Fire Wildfire
News – 9/13/2019

Incident Start Date: 9/4/2019
Size: 50,730
acres
Containment:
32%
Structures Lost: 0
Resources Assigned: Engines: 125, Handcrews: 38, Dozers: 21, Helicopters: 6,
Water Tenders: 28
Total Personnel:
1,770


Current Situation:

QUINCY, CA – Last night firefighters monitored containment lines ensuring fire stayed within the perimeter, and added hose lays around yesterday’s small spot fire on the southeastern edge. Crews also prepared the containment line for tactical firing operations planned today near the 10 Road. Holding crews patrolled the fire and provided structure defense in threatened areas including Murdock Crossing and Frazier Cabin.

Today, firefighters will continue to strengthen and improve containment lines. Along the southern portion of the fire, near the 10 Road and south of Antelope Lake, firefighters plan to continue firing operations to reduce unburned fuel adjacent to containment lines. Crews and equipment will continue to mop up yesterday’s two acre spot fire on the southeast side near Clover Creek. Aerial resources will continue to support fire operations as visibility allows.

The warming and drying trend will continue throughout the weekend, with warmer temperatures, lower humidity and increased winds. Sunday is forecasted to bring winds up to 40 mph. These conditions will create much more active fire behavior and more challenging conditions for firefighters on the line.

Evacuations: Contact your local Sheriff’s Office for the most current information.

Mandatory: Murdock Crossing and Stony Ridge areas

Advisory: Antelope Lake, Frank’s Valley, Flournoy Bridge, and Milford areas

Forest Closures: Plumas National Forest has issued a Forest Order for the Mt. Hough and Beckwourth Ranger Districts. Please see Inciweb for closure information and a map of the 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. For updates http://www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6568/.

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