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Bear Fire

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

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Phone: 530-316-4487
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EVACUATION INFORMATION UPDATE - Plumas County Sheriff 8-26-20 9:00 AM

Bear Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/26/2020

This is the most current fire, Evacuation and Road Closure information for Plumas County related to the #ClaremontFire and the #BearFire. This post supersedes and/or affirms all earlier posts.The #ClaremontFire made slight progress overnight and fire crews continued to build more dozer line. Significant progress was made to fire line south west of the community of Greenhorn in the area of Squirrel Creek to strengthen its protection. The fire slowly burnt to the north east overnight but made no significant runs or spots. After lengthy discussions with the USFS we are modifying the Quincy LaPorte Road evacuation area to ADVISORY STATUS WITH MODIFICATIONS. RESIDENTS ONLY that reside from Thompson Creek north to Highway 70 will be allowed to return to their homes or access this area. We ask that those residents in this area restrict their travel on LaPorte road to essential travel only and use extreme caution when traveling as there is still increased fire personnel activity on LaPorte road. Reduce travel speeds to insure safe travel. Residents from the intersection of LaPorte road to Massack return to ADVISORY STATUS. Residents in that area may return to their homes. The CHP will be doing increased patrol on Highway 70 and motorists NEED to reduce speed. There will be a reduced speed limit to 35MPH until further notice. ·RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAs NEED TO CONSISTANTLY MONITOR LOCAL FIRE INFORMATION AND BE PREPAIRED FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES·The #BearFire has burnt to the west and the north east growing to around 4,800 acres. This morning we issued an evacuation ADVISORY for a portion of the Bucks Lake community: Big Creek Road from the Mount Ararat Road to Bucklin Road (to include Countryman Drive and Grizzly Loop) and Bucks Lake Road south of the Old Transfer Station Rd (Timberline Lodge) extending to the area of the On Top Mine to include the Bucks Highlands area. Today’s weather will be like yesterday with mostly clear skies (aside from smoke) and the smoke will continue to blow in a north, north east direction. Today will be the coolest of the five days with temperatures in a slow rise.Remember we have created an interactive Map Link (induvial addresses can be put into this map to see where it falls)