Incident Start Date: 8/17/2020 Size: 247,358 acres Containment: 23% Resources Assigned: Engines: 106 Handcrews: 23 Dozers: 26 Helicopters: 8 Water Tenders: 43 Total Personnel: 1,352
The fire actively burned through the night but did not experience significant growth. Crews maintained existing
fire lines, limited additional spread, and continued structure protection efforts.
California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 entered unified command with CAL FIRE Team 4 today
at 6 A.M.
Tactical firing operations will be conducted to connect dozer lines and existing roads to reduce threat to the Bucks Lake area communities. Structure protection continues in the Little Grass Valley area. Roads systems are being assessed to determine the best locations to connect containment lines along the southeast section of the fire.
Changes to acreage and containment reflect more accurate mapping as a result of new infrared flight data.
Evacuations and Road Closures
Mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation advisories are in place in Butte, Plumas, and Yuba Counties. Check the appropriate county’s Facebook page for their latest information.
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Weather and Air Quality
Typical southwest breezes will return this afternoon with warm and dry conditions. A smoke inversion is likely to increase smoky conditions. For specific smoke impacts to your area, visit www.airnow.gov.
Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has closed all eighteen National Forests in California, including the Plumas National Forest. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd801413.pdf
Meetings are being broadcast daily through Zoom:
- Cooperators Meeting daily at 10 A.M.: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1602646317
- Planning Meeting daily at 7 P.M.: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1600484186
California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 is implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in both the fire area and surrounding communities
Plumas County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
Yuba County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/yubacountysheriff
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