Plumas National Forest responding to lightning strikes

The Plumas National Forest is responding to several reported lightning strikes.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 10:17 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2021 8:56 AM

PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. - The Plumas National Forest is responding to numerous lightning strikes.

As of Friday morning, the largest fire is the Evans Fire and is about 45 acres and crews have built lines and tied the front of the fire into the Dixie Fire.

There were several fires Thursday night that were all given names and can be found below. The Plumas National Forest has only updated the Evans Fire. 

Here are all the fires from Thursday:

  • Evans: On Evans Peak 
  • Round: Round Valley Reservoir and a part of the Dixie Fire
  • Shake: Moonlight Valley off of FS27N72, units are responding
  • Willow: Units were unable to find anything
  • Kessler: Kessler Peak Mt. Hough Rd., units are hiking in
  • Smith: North of Smith Peak Lookout, units are on scene reporting 40' by 40' fire
  • Humbug: Humbug Rd., contained and controlled
  • Penman: One mile south of Penman Peak, units are responding

Fire staffing on the Plumas National Forest is 24 hours. The service is also receiving assistance from resources on the Dixie Fire.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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