TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. - The Loyalton Fire originated east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbrith and is burning north and east adjacent to the areas of Beckwourth Pass and Hallelujah Junction.
No additional structures have been damaged or destroyed by the fire.
While winds stayed active overnight, they did not hamper the firefighting effort on the Loyalton Fire. Crews said they worked to connect dozer and hand lines along the southern edge, completing line completely around the fire. However, those lines have not been tested and high winds today could prove challenging. Firefighters will work today to strengthen those lines.
The northern edge of the fire has been cold for the last 24 hours, despite being tested by winds yesterday and overnight. However, unburned islands of vegetation inside the perimeter may continue to ignite and burn. Crews will continue to patrol for hot spots.
The Red Flag Warning is in effect through the evening of Aug. 20.
The fire is now estimated at 46,386 acres and 38% contained. There is currently a total of 788 personnel assigned to battling this fire.
Here are the updated evacuations as of 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20:
- Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for Balls Canyon Road and Long Valley Road
- An Evacuation Advisory remains in effect for Sierra Brooks.
All evacuations for the areas of Cold Springs and Bordertown have been lifted. All Evacuation in Lassen County have been lifted. All evacuations for Copperfield have been lifted. All evacuations for Vinton and Chilcoot have been lifted.
Evacuation Advisories have been lifted for the City of Loyalton and homes on the south side of Highway 49 west of Loyalton to Lombardi Point, and in the area of Hwy 49 and 70 south to Loyalton, and to the east side of Hwy 49
- A Forest Closure for the Dog Valley area was issued on the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest due to the fire’s southern spread.
- Hwy 49 is currently open
- Hwy 395 is currently open
- Hwy 70 is currently open
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