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North Complex: Crews preparing for upcoming wind event

The entire North Complex started on August 17. Since then, it has grown to over 300,000 acres. It has burned in parts of Plumas, Lassen, Butte, and Yuba counties.

Posted: Aug 19, 2020 10:58 AM
Updated: Sep 26, 2020 10:56 AM

KHSL - The entire North Complex has grown to 304,881 acres. It is now 78% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

SATURDAY FIREFIGHTING REPORT

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PLUMAS COUNTY

  • If you need assistance contact Plumas Co. Social Services at 283-6350
  • If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services at 283-3673. Large animals/livestock can also be accommodated

YUBA COUNTY

  • Call Center is open to answer questions Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (530) 749-7700
  • Yuba County Victim Services is available to talk to fire evacuees feeling overwhelmed, and to assist them with basic questions & offer preliminary resources. We know anxiety is high at this time, and they are here to talk. You can reach them by calling (530) 701-9955.
  • For information on places that can accommodate travel trailers and RVs, click HERE.

South Zone:

Crews reported few issues last night as all containment lines held. Saturday firefighters will continue preparing for the upcoming weather change by reinforcing containment lines, in addition to patrolling for spot fires. Crews successfully eliminated a large unburned “island” of fuel, thereby reducing a source for spot fires which reduces the chance for further spot fires across the fireline.

North Zone:

There were no spot fires reported Friday night, and all containment lines held. Crews will continue to monitor the area between Grizzly Forebay and Highlands for spot fires, and look to reinforce containment lines where they can.

There will be a Red Flag Warning from 9 pm Saturday to 2 pm Monday. This will bring a change in winds that will test the recently completed containment lines. Islands of unburned fuels continue to catch fire, which can throw embers across containment lines creating spot fires. Crews will continue patrolling these areas for spot fires.

Firefighters are finding members of the public inside the fire closure area. The public is being asked to respect the closures and stay out of the area for public and for firefighter safety.

For more information, there is a daily recorded operational briefing video that will be posted to the Plumas National Forest Facebook Page at 9 a.m.

The National Interagency Fire Center created an animated map showing the progression of the North Complex fire that began August 17, 2020. The map shows progression up to September 24, 2020. The small spot at Watson Ridge is a previous fire from the Butte / Tehama / Glenn Lightning complex. Click here to view the animation map, and click on the clock icon in the left-hand corner.

For updates on the North Complex West Zone, click here.

Evacuation orders, shelters, and road closures are all listed below for Plumas and Yuba counties:


EVACUATION ORDERS

    • Click Here for an interactive map of all evacuation information in Plumas County
    • La Porte - Little Grass Valley Reservoir: All residents, campgrounds, and recreational facilities near Little Grass Valley Reservoir and the town of La Porte. Onion Valley south to the county line.
    • Bucks Lake - From Bucks Lake Road (Highway 162) at the Plumas/Butte County Line east to Bucks Lake Road at Big Creek Road (east intersection). this includes Bucklin road from Mill Creek Campground south to Bucks Lake Road, all residents, recreational facilities, campgrounds in the Bucks Lake area.
  • Yuba County:
    • CLICK HERE for an interactive map of evacuations in Yuba County.

EVACUATION WARNINGS

  • Plumas County
    • This has been downgraded to a warning as of Sept. 21: Meadow Valley, from the Bucks Lake Summit, east to Snake Lake Road at Meadow Valley. This includes the whole community of Meadow Valley. Tollgate is included, according to the sheriff.
    • Quincy La Porte Road - from Highway 70 south to Red Bridge (Middle Fork of the Feather River)
    • Feather River Canyon (Highway 70) from the Plumas/Butte County line east to Belden, including the community of Belden
  • Yuba County
    • CLICK HERE for an interactive map of evacuations in Yuba County.

CLICK HERE for a list of road closures related to the North Complex and the West Zone of the North Complex.


For a full list of evacuation shelters and animal shelters in Plumas, Yuba, and Butte counties, CLICK HERE.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 803660

Reported Deaths: 15516
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2657756488
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino53669922
Orange529041204
San Diego46001775
Kern31785361
Fresno28106382
Sacramento22026402
Alameda21028404
Santa Clara20882306
San Joaquin20194441
Stanislaus16452348
Contra Costa16327204
Tulare15897259
Ventura12617147
Imperial11781317
San Francisco1103899
San Mateo9785150
Monterey977270
Santa Barbara9003113
Merced8846140
Kings763177
Sonoma7320120
Marin6672117
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer354244
San Luis Obispo351029
Butte280343
Yolo278955
Santa Cruz23199
Sutter169611
Napa166113
San Benito133111
Yuba11437
El Dorado10984
Mendocino89918
Shasta77717
Lassen7370
Glenn5743
Tehama5404
Lake53411
Nevada5317
Colusa5276
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31414
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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A RED FLAG WARNING will be in place Saturday night through Monday evening due to strong winds and dry weather predicted.
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