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Amid strong winds, North Complex holds at 96% containment

The North Complex has burned 318,930 acres. It Is now 96% contained. There have been 15 fatalities and 2,455 structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 10:18 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2020 8:55 AM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - The North Complex has burned 318,930 acres. Containment continues to hold at 96% during a frisky wind event.

A Red Flag Warning for extreme fire conditions remains in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds Tuesday are not expected to break fire containment lines and should calm as the day goes on, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Vegetation in the fire area remains very dry. To prevent new fires, firefighters ask people to please use caution and avoid activities that may cause sparks, flame or heat.

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  • 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

Firefighters continue to monitor for flare-ups seen within the interior of the burn. Resource Advisors are teamed with firefighters to identify wildlife habitat and cultural resources, and also to mitigate hazards during repair of suppression impacts to the land. Suppression repair work is focused along the southeastern border of the fire line.

Only a portion of the Plumas National Forest is closed due to the fire. Two-thirds of the forest is open for recreation. In the areas of Forest closures, Forest Service roads and campgrounds are closed. Burned trees, smoldering stump holes, heavy equipment being moved around the fire area are some of the immediate public safety issues in the closed burn area. Click Here to learn more.

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