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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
Phone: 530-316-4487
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

Claremont Fire PM UPDATE 8-28-20

Claremont Fire Wildfire
News – 8/28/2020

Acres: 27,962 combined (Claremont 22,244; Bear 6,583) Contained: Claremont 50%; Bear 0%

Resources: 15 dozers, 82 engines, 11 hand crews, 7 helicopters, 11 water tenders, 10 other heavy equipment and 685 total personnel. These resources are shared with the North Complex.

This will be the final individual evening update for the Bear and Claremont fires. Future updates will be contained in the North Complex releases.

Community boards: Fire staff are posting information daily throughout the community. Find out where:

Current Situation on the Bear: Activity on the Bear Fire picked up this afternoon and the fire pushed east across Deadman Spring Trail. Crews continued to build indirect line north of the fire to protect Meadow Valley, Quincy and Tollgate but also are looking for opportunities to go direct and minimize the footprint of the fire. Firefighters also are looking to utilize the extensive road system to the west as holding lines and prevent spread toward Haskins Valley and Buck Lake. Residents in those areas might see increased traffic as more resources are being sent to the Bear Fire.

Current Situation on the Claremont: Firefighters on the Claremont Fire worked to contain a slopover (fire outside of the intended line) along the fire’s southeast perimeter. Air resources, ground crews and heavy equipment continue to work to contain it into the evening hours. Fire activity and increased smoke was visible from Quincy and communities west. Crews are nearing completion on dozer line along the western edge of the Claremont Fire and have hose lays in place near Claremont Trail, but the priority sections remain to the east.

Closures/Evacuation: New for Plumas County – The following areas have been removed from advisory status:

  • East Quincy, south of Lee Road from Radio Hill Road east. (To include East Quincy, south of Highway 70 between

    Millcreek (to include Mill Creek Road and Forest View Drive) extending east to Quincy LaPorte Road.

  • Chandler Road (east end), from Highway 70 east to Carol Lane East.

    Modified: Evacuation advisory for Quincy LaPorte Road from Quincy LaPorte Road & Highway 70 to Massack has been modified to an advisory for Highway 70 at Chandler Road, east to the west side of the Massack Rest Area. All other evacuations and closures remain the same and can be found at Information

    New for Lassen County – The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings: Baxter Creek Road. Wingfield Road at Baxter Creek Road to where the pavement begins at Peter Lassen’s Grave (open to residents only as there is still heavy fire equipment movement). All other evacuations and closures remain the same.

    For immediate text notifications about emergency alerts, residents can sign up for the Plumas and Lassen County’s CodeRed Emergency Alert System from their respective websites: Plumas—; Lassen —

    The Pacific Crest Trail from Onion Valley to Bucks Summit remains closed as does Thompson Creek Road (Forest Road

24N26) and Red Bridge Campground. For further information on closures go to:

Visit CalTrans at or call 1-800-427-7623 for the latest maps and information of road closures in your area.

Weather: Conditions are predicted to remain sunny, warm and dry. Winds will return to the normal west-southwest flow but generally light.

Air Quality: East winds helped move smoke to the west and south. But smoke from the North Complex might return to the region again this evening as winds settle. Impacts are again seen closest to the fire. Quincy and Susanville continue to be hardest hit.

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.