Lightning Fires Continue to Threaten Homes in Plumas County

Aug 20, 2013 2:35 PM

The Forest Service stated while hard work continues to be done, several fires continue to burn without solid containment in the county. Nearly 100 residential structures and 125 outbuildings remain threatened in the town of Taylorsville.

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for areas south of Arlington Road, between Nelson St and Johnson Ranch Road.

The Forest service indicated in their press release the Ridge and Heights Fires were the most active last night. While hard work on the fires were being done, there is no current containment on those fires. The Johnson (140 acres), Keddie (18 acres) and Hunt (11 acres) fires are all reported at 50 percent containment. The Mountain and “32” Fires are 100 percent containment.

The Service also stated as of 6:00 am, Central Coast Interagency Incident Team 7 has taken command of the complex. The relative humidity was reported at 90%, allowing for good and effective firefighting efforts. Today, fire activity is expected to become more dynamic as more thunderstorms are forecasted to move into the area.

You can read more about the fires in Plumas County at


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