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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 PM Update, Sept 15, 2019

Walker Fire Wildfire
News – 9/15/2019

Incident Start Date: 9/4/2019
Size:
53,186 acres
Containment:
67%
Structures Destroyed: 0
Resources Assigned: Engines: 133 Handcrews: 48 Dozers: 22 Helicopters: 6 Water Tenders: 34
Total Personnel:
2,091


Current Situation:

QUINCY, CA – Today’s Red Flag Warning resulted in wind gusts up to 40 mph and low humidities across the fire area. Crews worked through the day monitoring and holding firelines. One spot fire did occur in the southern region of the fire. Fire crews worked aggressively and the spot was fully contained. The unburned fuels within the interior of the fire ignited during the strong southwest winds today, creating a plume of smoke visible from Highway 395 and other points around the fire. Structures in this area were not threatened and crews remain on site.

Late this afternoon, a new fire (the Stony Fire) started near Clarks Peak approximately three miles north of the Walker Fire. Fire crews from the Walker Fire are augmenting local firefighters. Air resources are also providing support to the new incident. The cause of this new fire is under investigation.

Tonight’s priorities are to hold all containment lines, extinguish any spotting embers and mop up to increase containment line depth.

Tonight’s weather is expected to be warmer and drier, with winds down to 20 mph and humidities between 30 and 40 percent. Rain is predicted to start early tomorrow morning and is expected to be measureable, a half inch or more. Thunderstorms may occur in the afternoon.

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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