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Claremont Fire

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Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971

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North Complex Fire Information
Email: 2020.NorthComplex.info@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-316-4487
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

Claremont Fire PM UPDATE 8-25-2020

Claremont Fire Wildfire
News – 8/25/2020

AUGUST 25, 2020 8pm

NorthComplex Information: (530) 316-4487; 7am-10pm Email:2020.northcomplex.info@firenet.gov

InciWeb: Claremont - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6996 Bear - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7025

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Claremont and Bear – Evening Update

Acres: 22,359 combined (Claremont 18,221; Bear 4,138) Contained: Claremont 7%; Bear 0%

Resources: 14 dozers, 63 engines, 9 hand crews, 7 helicopters, 9 water tenders, and 527 total personnel. These resources are shared with the North Complex.

Current Situation on the Claremont: Crews reinforced dozer lines on the north side of the fire below Quincy enough to consider a portion of that line contained. The fire did not move much on the southeast side near Spring Garden, east of Hwy 70. Crews there were prepped to knock down spots if winds picked up and had some activity but were able to hold the fire in place. Crews were also active building dozer and hand line in and near Greenhorn and Spring Garden to protect residences there in the event of a fire breakover. Tonight, crews will continue to reinforce gains made throughout the day due to favorable weather conditions and increase crew capacity.

Current Situation on the Bear: Crews worked to strengthen a defensive line along Slate Creek Spur on the north side of the fire in an effort to catch any threat of the fire moving north towards Quincy. The fire has crossed Little Bear Creek on the west side but has been held on the south side at the Middle Fork of the Feather River. The Bear Fire is located on the Pacific Crest Trail, 1-mile northwest of Butte Bar Campground and 1.5 southeast of Lookout Rock.

Evacuations: Evacuation Advisory Alert remains in effect for the communities of Cromberg and Sloat. Residents there should make preparations to evacuate. The mandatory evacuation order was MODIFIED to ADVISORY STATUS late this morning for East Quincy, south of Highway 70 between Millcreek (to include Mill Creek Road and Forest View Drive) extending east to Quincy La Porte Road. All other evacuation orders and advisories remain in effect. Please remember the Claremont and Bear Fires are still very active with little containment. Please be vigilant to weather and wind conditions in this area, and take any future orders seriously, should they change. For the latest evacuation information, visit the Plumas County Sheriff’s Facebook page - facebook.com/plumascountysheriff. For questions about whether your address is under mandatory, warning, or lifted status, please call NorthComplex Information at (530) 316-4487. The shelter in Quincy has been closed.

Road Closure: Hwy 70 is currently open with a police escort from Quincy LaPorte Road to Spring Garden. Quincy LaPorte Road from Hwy 70 to Red Bridge and Peppard Flat Road (dirt portion) remain closed. The Pacific Crest Trail from Onion Valley to Bucks Summit remains closed. For further information on closures go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices.

For immediate text notifications sign up for the Plumas County’s CodeRed Emergency Alert System on their website at https://www.plumascounty.us/2163/. Visit CalTrans at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call 1-800-427-7623 for the latest maps and information of road closures in your area.

Weather: Smoke and haze from wildfires will continue to impact air quality and temperatures over interior Northern California for the next several days. Expect, overall dry weather this week, but a few late day storms will be possible over the mountains into mid-week, and slightly above average high temperatures.

Air Quality: Heaviest impacts will again be in areas closest to the fires. Lingering smoke may be dense at times in the valleys but thinning is expected, especially south of fires. As fires become more active later in the day, areas will see heavier impacts in the evening into overnight as smoke settles into valleys and local drainages. For more information on air quality and to see monitors near you, visit Airnow or the California Smoke Blog. For more information on what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones, visit the EPA's site on fires and your health. Your local health department is also a great source of information!

COVID-19: California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 has implemented precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in both fire camp and the surrounding communities