Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Walker Fire AM Update, September 16, 2019
Incident Start Date: 9/4/2019
Size: 54,518 acres
Structures Destroyed: 0
Resources Assigned: Engines: 133 Handcrews: 48 Dozers: 22 Helicopters: 6 Water Tenders: 34
Total Personnel: 2,091
QUINCY, CA – Last night firefighters mopped up and patrolled the perimeter of the fire to ensure the fire stayed within containment lines the winds remained moderate. Crews mopped up two spot fires from yesterday’s activity on the south side of the fire. Both of these spot fires have been fully contained.
The Stony Fire, a new fire which started yesterday, three miles north of the Walker Fire near Clarks Peak, was held at one acre with containment line all around it. This success was due to the rapid detection and response of the Plumas National Forest and designated initial attack fire personnel from the Walker Fire. The cause of this new fire is under investigation.
Priorities for today and tonight are to monitor the fire perimeter as the rains arrive. Large trees will retain heat for a long time and can threaten the fireline if it has a chance to dry out again. Crews will continue to control erosion from the fire suppression activities, working with resource advisors to prevent damage to riparian and archaeological areas. Firefighters will be removing fire suppression equipment in areas where it is no longer needed.
Thunderstorms are anticipated along with the rain today and should end by this evening. Another drying period is expected to follow on Tuesday with a chance of rain again on Wednesday.
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.