Engines: 109 Handcrews: 26 Dozers: 24 Helicopters: 8 Water Tenders: 40 Total Personnel: 1,411
The North Complex Fire experienced extreme fire behavior and growth throughout the night after jumping the Middle Fork of the Feather River yesterday morning. Topography, high winds, and dry fuels aligned to produce unprecedented fire behavior. Spread rates of 1,000 acres per 30 minutes resulted in an additional 80,000 acres being added to the North Complex to the southwest of the original footprint. This is an evolving incident; maps and current fire size are constantly being updated and will be shared when available.
Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Multiple communities have been evacuated with a likelihood of additional evacuations today. In light of this quickly evolving situation, the most up-to-date information will be found at the sheriff office websites shown below for Plumas, Butte, and Yuba counties.
A Virtual Community Meeting will be broadcast tonight on Facebook at 6 p.m.
Evacuations and Road Closures
Mandatory evacuation areas continue to be expanded. Evacuation shelters have been established. Check the appropriate county’s Facebook Page for their latest information as the situation is being constantly updated.
- Plumas County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
- Butte County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews
- Yuba County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/yubacountysheriff
A Red Flag Warning remains in effect. Very dry air and gusty east/northeast winds will persist through the morning before decreasing and shifting east by early afternoon. For specific smoke impacts to your area, visit www.airnow.gov.
Forest Closure A USFS order prohibits the use of any ignition (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) and the closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California. No overnight camping of any kind, including dispersed camping, is allowed on the Plumas National Forest except within the wilderness area and alongside the Pacific Crest Trail. An earlier order remains in effect closing all trails, roads, and campgrounds around the North Complex Fire.
Plumas NF: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices.
Lassen NF: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lassen/alerts-notices
Meetings are being broadcast daily through Zoom:
- A Virtual Community Meeting will be broadcast tonight on Facebook at 6 p.m. (note time change from some earlier announcements)
- 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