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: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews·
Plumas County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff·
Yuba County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/yubacountysheriff
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 www.airnow.gov.
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.https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd801413.pdf
Meetings are being broadcast daily through Zoom:·
Cooperators Meeting daily at 10 a.m.: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1602646317
Planning Meeting daily at 7 p.m.: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1600484186