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Beckwourth Complex

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

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Phone: 530 283 2050
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm M-F

Dixie Valley

Beckwourth Complex Wildfire
News – 7/18/2021

Dixie Valley Area - 

Due to the meeting being interrupted by a power outage, Team 5 wanted to address some of the questions regarding Dixie Valley. 

The fire is holding along the ridge East of Dixie Valley with Handline and/or completed dozer line running from the bottom edge of the map all the way to the Division Break (black comma's), and continuing across the ridge to the north.  The Contingency Lines mentioned in the Facebook Live meeting are the other Black Cross-hatched Dozer Line closer to the valley bottom along the north/east side of the roads.   

Fire Fighters use a model called the PACE model, Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency.  As things are at this time, having contingency lines means that there are several fallback plans for protecting homes and communities between the fire's current edge, and the homes.  

The fire's edge south of the DP-30 (drop point) is a black line, meaning it is a secured fire line, very unlikely to change. 

A better map is available in the Map Tab.