For Bucks Lake, the mandatory evacuation order will remain in place. After speaking with the IMT and looking at the weather, there are higher winds expected to impact the fire west of Bucks Lake and we need to see what this weather/wind will do to fire activity before we reassess lifting any orders in the Bucks Lake area.
For information on any changes to the Highway 70 closure please monitor the CHP - Quincy and Caltrans District 2 Facebook pages.
Another reminder, people using Hwy 162 from Butte County to access the MANDATORY closure area of Bucks Lake. Nobody should be accessing Bucks Lake via Hwy 162 at this time. According to Butte County Sheriff "ORO-QUINCY HWY FROM LAKE MADRONE NORTH TO THE BUTTE COUNTY
LINE. (Open to residents only)".
Please stop bypassing the closure signs and trying to access the Bucks Lake area! You are putting yourself and fire personnel working in the area at risk.
PCSO would like to extend a huge thank you to the public for your support and patience during this lengthy incident.
Deputy Sheriff / PIO
Plumas County Sheriff's Office