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Walker Fire reaches 100% containment

The Walker Fire that began burning on September 4, 2019, has reached 100% containment as of 8:44 a.m., on Sept. 26.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 3:38 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2019 8:56 AM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - The Walker Fire that began burning on September 4, 2019, has reached 100% containment as of 8:44 a.m., on Sept. 26.

The Walker Fire started burning on the Plumas National Forest approximately 11 miles east of the community of Taylorsville, the Forest Service said. 

There are still many hazards that exist within the fire area including weakened trees, rolling materials, and poor road conditions. Wood chippers are being utilized along roads to remove brush and slash created from fire suppression efforts. Hazard tree removal continues along many of the roads, Forest Service said.

Sept. 7, two cabins and seven structures were destroyed in the area of Murdock Crossing when the fire grew significantly due to critical fire weather.

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The following Forest roads are open to the public:

  • Genesee Valley road at the Flournoy Bridge
  • Antelope Lake Road from the Flournoy Bridge to Antelope Dam
  • 111 Beckwourth-Genesee Road

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