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North Complex

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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

North Complex Evening Update September 9, 2020

North Complex Wildfire
News – 9/9/2020

Current Situation

Fire behavior was active on the west side today when winds and topography aligned, but not as significant as yesterday and late last night. Crews successfully held containment lines on the east end of the fire today. On the north side, crews were able to catch spot fires from last night’s wind. Tonight, crews will work to keep the fire in its current footprint, respond to any spot fires detected and continue structure protection in threatened communities.
Winds are predicted to shift to the southwest tomorrow which could produce increased fire behavior and smoke.
Butte County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed three civilian fatalities. Continued assessment of damages and loss will be conducted cooperatively by local, state, and federal partners. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

Evacuations and Road Closures
Mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation advisories are in place in Butte, Plumas, and Yuba Counties. Check the appropriate county’s Facebook Page for their latest information.·      

Butte County Sheriff’s Office:·      
Plumas County Sheriff’s Office:·      
Yuba County Sheriff’s Office:

Weather and Air Quality

Winds tapered off this afternoon and shifted east. The next few days will see a shift in winds to a southwest flow more typical of this time of year. Warm and dry conditions are expected to continue. For specific smoke impacts to your area, visit

Forest Closures
Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure all eighteen National Forests in California, including the Plumas National Forest, are now closed. 

Meetings are being broadcast daily through Zoom:·      

Cooperators Meeting daily at 10 a.m.:

Planning Meeting daily at 7 p.m.:

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