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

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Email: 2020.NorthComplex.info@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-316-4487
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EVACUATION INFORMATION UPDATE--Lassen County Sheriff 8-28-20

Bear Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/28/2020

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE 8/28/2020 9:30AM
 
SHEEP (NORTH COMPLEX) FIRE EVACUATION WARNING LIFTED FOR SOME AREAS
 
Effective Friday, August 28th at 10am, the following Evacuation Warnings are lifted:
• Highway 36 from Harris Drive west to Devil’s Corral and all road accessed by Highway 36.
• County Road A-1 to Lake Forest Estates and all roads accessed by A-1 to that point.

The following are instructions for residents returning home:
 
1. Residents should be aware that changing conditions in fire activity may cause this area to escalate back to a mandatory evacuation order at any time.
If you have evacuated large animals and vehicles, please keep them out of the area.

2. Please use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.

3. Just because the flames are out doesn’t mean the danger is over. Damaged trees, structural damage, and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. DO NOT put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring. Expect to see hotspots for some time. Do not call 911 to report unless there is an immediate threat to life or property.

The following Mandatory Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following areas:
• Baxter Creek Road.
• Wingfield Road at Baxter Creek Road to where the pavement begins at Peter Lassen’s Grave.
• Cheney Creek Road and all roads accessed by Cheney Creek Road.

The following Evacuation Warnings are in effect for the following areas:
• Gem Drive, Pearl Circle, and all roads accessed by those roads.
• Richmond Road and all roads accessed by Richmond Road from Hwy 395 to Pearl Circle. but NOT Cheney Creek Road, Baxter Creek Road, or the closed portion of Wingfield Road which are still under Mandatory Evacuation Order.
• Wingfield Road from Richmond Road to Peter Lassen’s Grave.
• Sunnyside Road from Hwy 395 to County Road A-3.
• Everything West of Highway 395 from Richmond Road East at the intersection by Susanville Ford to Janesville Grade and all roads in between.
• Main Street Janesville from Highway 395 to Janesville Grade and all roads accessed by Main Street Janesville.
• Bass Hill Road.
• Wingfield Road East from Bass Hill Road to Wingfield Road East including Elysian Valley Road, Indians Road and all connecting roads but NOT Baxter Creek Road.Road Closures:
• Cheney Creek Road.
• Wingfield Road at Baxter Creek Road to where the pavement begins at Peter Lassen’s Grave.
• Elysian Valley Road.
• Forest Service Road 29N03 by Roxie Peconom Campground.

For questions about whether your address is under mandatory, warning, or lifted status, please call (530)316-4487. Dispatch has been flooded with calls that can better be answered by someone who isn't also trying to answer emergency calls. People under order need to leave immediately. People under warning need to prepare to leave soon. Please use caution, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. Residents needing assistance evacuating are asked to call the dispatch center at (530)257-6121. If you need shelter, go to the Lassen Community College Dormitories. Large animals can be housed at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Go to the Fair office on Russell Drive first before 5pm. After 5pm, call the Emergency Shelter Line at (530)250-9088. Liability, feed, and care of large animals is the sole responsibility of the animal’s owner. Deputies will be going door to door to make notification.