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Loyalton Fire

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Tahoe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
13120 Loma Rica Grass Valley California 95945
Nevada City, CA 95959

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Loyalton Fire Morning Update 8-21-2020

Loyalton Fire Wildfire
News – 8/21/2020

UPDATE as of 6:30 a.m., August 21, 2020

Current Situation: Crews worked overnight to find and extinguish heat sources interior to containment lines near Balls Canyon Ranch andalong the southern fire perimeter. Priorities today are to continue strength lines, backhaul excess equipment, and identify remaining heat sources.

Smoke: Air quality conditions are predicted to be unhealthy overall, with periods of very unhealthy conditions. Unfortunately, weather conditions are expected to persist through Saturday so this forecast area will continue to see smoke impacts from other regional fires. Find a downloadable version of the daily air quality forecast at

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Weather: While the Red Flag Warning for the fire area has expired, extremely dry conditions, along with gusty winds, do imply critical conditions for firefighters.

A downloadable version of this update and maps are available at


All evacuations are now lifted with the exception of Long Valley Road and Balls Canyon Road. 

Road Closures

There are currently no road closures associated with the Loyalton Fire.

Forest Closures

A Forest Closure for the Dog Valley area has been issued the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest due to the fire’s southern spread. Find the closure order at

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