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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 AM UPDATE 8-26-2020

Claremont Fire Wildfire
News – 8/26/2020

Acres: 25,324 combined (Claremont 20,423; Bear 4,901) Contained: Claremont 7%; Bear 0%Resources: 14 dozers, 63 engines, 9 handcrews, 7 helicopters, 9 water tenders, and 527 total personnel. These resources are shared with the North Complex. 
There will be a virtual community meeting tonight at 5 p.m. Representatives from the Fire Management team will be available to provide updates on the North Complex fires: Sheep, Claremont, & Bear. Join the live Zoom meeting at https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1607397992
Current Situation on the Claremont: Crews worked overnight to reinforce gains made throughout the day due to favorable weather conditions and increased crew capacity. Today, crews will continue to work to increase containment by reinforcing dozer line heading around the west and southwest perimeter of the fire. The south side of the fire is moving into an old fire area with less fuel to burn, so is moving slowly. Crews will continue to work on building dozer and hand line in and near Greenhorn and Spring Garden to protect residences in the event of a fire breakover.
Current Situation on the Bear:
Crews will continue to strengthen a defensive line along Slate Creek Spur on the north side of the fire in an effort to catch any threat of it moving north towards Quincy. They will also work to keep the fire from moving east where it crossed Little Bear Creek. The fire is currently held north of 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 Alerts remain 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 yesterday 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.  Plumas County launched a Claremont Fire Evacuation Information website as an online resource to view the fire map, current evacuation zones, sign up for Code Red, follow links to USFS fire incidents pages, and find the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. http://mgo.ms/s/yokm6 The shelter in Quincy has been closed. 
Road Closure: Hwy 70 is currently open with a police escort from Quincy La Porte Road to Spring Garden. Quincy La Porte 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: It will be mostly sunny today with mild temperatures and modest relative humidities. Winds will be terrain driven until early to mid-afternoon, and then will become generally southwest once again. It's likely to become hotter and drier Thursday into the weekend with temperatures jumping 10 degrees for highs. Dry conditions will lead to bigger diurnal temperature ranges later this week into the weekend. Southeast flow Friday will bring a slight chance of slow moving thunderstorms. Otherwise, hot and dry will be the theme this weekend into early next week.
Air Quality: Quincy and Susanville continue to be impacted by Unhealthy to Hazardous levels of smoke. Southwest winds should keep smoke moving to the northeast of the fires. 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.