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North Complex

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Mt Hough Ranger District
Phone: 530-283-0555

Feather River Ranger District
Phone: 530-534-6500

North Complex Evening Update September 6, 2020

North Complex Wildfire
News – 9/6/2020

Sheep Fire
The Sheep Fire is 29,570 acres with 90% containment. It is no longer a part of the North Complex. Crews continued to mop up and back haul excess equipment from the fire line.

Current Situation

Today was a successful day fighting the North Complex Fire, with fire behavior moderated by the efforts of fire crews plus smoke hanging over the area. Crews patrolled and mopped up the east side of the fire. Crews on the north side had a productive day with dozers, handline, and hose lays placed around yesterday’s spot fires. Night shift will reinforce that area. Line was constructed in the Lookout Rock area to prepare for future firing if weather conditions allow. The south edge of the fire is backing slowly toward the Middle Fork of the Feather River but has not yet reached the river. Crews are positioned to respond to any elevated activity on the south edge of the fire. Contingency lines using existing roads and trails south of the fire are being constructed at a rate of approximately 2 miles per day. 

Weather and Air Quality
The unseasonable hot and dry weather pattern will continue into Monday followed by a dry cold front expected Monday night into Tuesday. This front will result in Red Flag conditions Monday night through Wednesday. Smoke will continue to be generated locally as well as higher layers from afar. For specific smoke impacts to your area, visit

Evacuations and Road Closures
Evacuation advisories remain in effect for the Bucks Lake area and Quincy LaPorte Road from Highway 70 south to Thompson Creek. See the Plumas County website for an interactive map: LaPorte Road is open to residents only. The unpaved portion of Peppard Flat Road is closed. 

Forest Closures
Plumas NF: Lassen NF:
All trails, roads and campgrounds within the forest closure areas are closed.

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