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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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Beckwourth Complex Fire Information
Email: 2021.beckwourthcomplex@firenet.gov
Phone: 530 283 2050
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm M-F

Beckwourth Complex Daily Update for July 22, 2021

Beckwourth Complex Wildfire
News – 7/23/2021

Virtual Community Meeting: A virtual community meeting was recorded—as opposed to a Facebook Live presentation—because full power was unavailable at the incident command post in Susanville. The meeting is on the Plumas National Forest Facebook page (link above). 

Current Situation:The incident’s fire behavior analyst does not anticipate that the fire willspread outside its current perimeter. Crews are working toward containing the last remaining section of open fireline on the west side of the fire. Elsewhere around the fire perimeter, firefighters are identifying and extinguishing all sources of heat—for example, smoldering stumps—that they find up to 300 feet within the fireline. They are also backhauling, which is when they clean up and return supplies, equipment, and trash to the base camp. Fire-suppression repair work is also in progress. Firefighters are prepared to respond to new fire starts around the Beckwourth Complex as needed. Smoke from the Dixie Fire continues to spread across large portions of northeastern California and western Nevada.  

The Dotta Fire within the Beckwourth Complex is 100 percent contained. Smoke may be visible as pockets of vegetation in the fire’s interior smolder or burn. Firefighters patrol the entire fire daily.

Today, California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 is transitioned with a local Type 3 incident management team, and transfer of command occurred tomorrow, at 6:00 a.m.

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