Tahoe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
13120 Loma Rica Grass Valley California 95945
Nevada City, CA 95959
UPDATE as of 6:30 a.m., August 22, 2020
This will be the last update from California Interagency IMT 10 on the Loyalton Fire. Any further updates will be issued only should conditions change.
Current Situation: The fire was quiet again overnight. Crews patrolled and looked for heat, but saw very little activity.
Firefighters are mopping up and making sure no burning logs or remaining hot spots could possibly threaten containment lines. They are also working at suppression repair, especially on dozer lines, to prevent erosion when winter rains arrive.
Infrared mapping shows several islands of unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter. Visitor and residents are advised that these islands may continue to ignite and burn. However, they pose no threat to the fire’s containment at this point.
Smoke: The numerous other fires in the region have seen severe fire behavior and smoke production, which continues to impact the air quality in this forecast area. Expect overall unhealthy conditions in the forecast area through today. The best chance of a slight reprieve will be in the late afternoon or early evening hours. Find a downloadable version of the daily air quality forecast at More information about smoke in California is available at:
http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ or at
Weather: Temperatures today are predicted to be similar to yesterday, with slightly decreased winds and some clouds moving into the area by afternoon. These clouds indicate a coming change in weather, Lightning, with little associated precipitation, is expected to move into the area over the next few days.
A downloadable version of this update and maps are available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6975
All evacuations associated with the Loyalton Fire are now lifted.
There are no road closures associated with the Loyalton Fire.
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 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6975/53327/