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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

Morning Update for September 9, 2020

North Complex Wildfire
News – 9/9/2020

Current Situation

The North Complex Fire experienced extreme fire behavior and growth throughout the night after jumping the
Middle Fork of the Feather River yesterday morning. Topography, high winds, and dry fuels aligned to produce unprecedented fire behavior.  Spread rates of 1,000 acres per 30 minutes resulted in an additional 80,000 acres being added to the North Complex to the southwest of the original footprint. This is an evolving incident; maps and current fire size are constantly being updated and will be shared when available. 

Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Multiple communities have been evacuated with a likelihood of additional evacuations today. In light of this quickly evolving situation, the most up-to-date information will be found at the sheriff office websites shown below for Plumas, Butte, and Yuba counties. 

A Virtual Community Meeting will be broadcast tonight on Facebook at 6 p.m. 

Evacuations and Road Closures

Mandatory evacuation areas continue to be expanded. Evacuation shelters have been established. Check the appropriate county’s Facebook Page for their latest information as the situation is being constantly updated.

Mandatory evacuation areas continue to be expanded. Evacuation shelters have been established. Check the appropriate county’s Facebook Page for their latest information as the situation is being constantly updated. 

Plumas County Sheriff's Office
Butte County Sheriff's Office 
Yuba County Sheriff's Office 

Weather and Air Quality

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect. Very dry air and gusty east/northeast winds will persist through the morning before decreasing and shifting east by early afternoon. For specific smoke impacts to your area, visit https://www.airnow.gov.
 
Forest Closures

A USFS order prohibits the use of any ignition (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) and the closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California. No overnight camping of any kind, including dispersed camping, is allowed on the Plumas National Forest except within the wilderness area and alongside the Pacific Crest Trail. An earlier order remains in effect closing all trails, roads, and campgrounds around the North Complex Fire.

Plumas NF: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices.
Lassen NF: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lassen/alerts-notices
  

Meetings are being broadcast daily through Zoom:

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