North Zone: From Lee Summit to Claremont Peak, the fire remains in the current footprint. Crews are engaged with tactical firing operations near Lookout Rock and reinforcing structure protection in the Bucks Lake, Haskins, and Highlands areas. Crews are prepping existing roads and building dozer lines to tie in with old fire scars and contingency lines from the Camp Fire. This will eventually tie in with Highway 70 north of Elephant Butte.
South Zone: Tonight, crews will continue to construct line along the Pacific Crest Trail and prep a series of existing roads south of Little Grass Reservoir to tie into La Porte Road. Structures within the Little Grass Valley Reservoir area are not currently impacted or threatened by fire but are being prepped with structure protection and hose lays as a contingency.West Zone: This area is being managed by CAL FIRE/Butte County: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/18/north-complex-fire/#incident-overview. Butte County Sheriff reported 7 additional civilian fatalities for a total of ten.
Evacuations and Road Closures
Mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation advisories are in place for 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 have shifted and are now coming from the west. Smoke is currently in the Hazardous category in Quincy and Chester and will continue through the night. Smoke outlook: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/EasternSierra .
Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has closed all eighteen National Forests in California, including the Plumas National Forest.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