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Part of Lassen National Forest to temporarily close due to North Complex

The U.S. Forest Service announced that the southern part of the Lassen National Forest will be closed starting Oct. 1 until Nov. 30, due to the North Complex burning in parts of Plumas and Butte counties.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 11:15 AM

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Lassen National Forest has issued a North Complex fire closure order, to protect the health and safety of the public. Officials said the order is effective from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30.

The North Complex continues to exhibit extreme fire behavior and has grown over 300,000 acres causing evacuations in Butte and Plumas counties.

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“The North Complex Fire Closure Order facilitates unimpeded ingress and egress for firefighting personnel and other emergency responders, as well as owners, lessees, and residents of land in the area,” said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, LNF. “This Order limits public exposure to fire danger and impaired visibility and health impacts due to smoke.”

Individuals such as landowners with a permit to use roads and trails are exempt from this order.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, these are the details of the closure:

The North Complex Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the Lassen and Plumas National Forest boundary intersection and the Pacific Crest Trail in Township 25 North and Range 6 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, according to officials. The boundary continues northwesterly direction along the Pacific Crest Trail to its intersection with County Road 91513 (Humbug Summit). In the southwesterly direction along County Road 91513 to its intersection with County Road BU51262 (Skyway). The boundary line heads in the southwesterly direction along County Road BU51262o towards its intersection with the boundary line between Range 3 East and Range 4 East. The boundary continues south along the boundary line between Range 3 East and Range 4 East to its intersection with the Lassen and Plumas National Forest boundary. Finally, the boundary line continues following the Lassen and Plumas Forest boundary back to the starting point. A map is attached of the closure.

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