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8:30pm - Whew. Fire managers are making plans for tonight and tomorrow as resources roll back into the community. Medical support, porta-potties, food, water... everything is being put in place. Evacuees, there are structure engines in place near your homes. Tomorrow, expect road closures in and around the fire area for firefighter and community protection.
7:30pm - Over the years, we’ve learned that it’s time to breathe when the radios are quiet. It means resources are in place and firefighters are steadily doing their job. The latest update indicates the Toll Fire remains about 50 acres and the rate of spread has moderated from earlier growth. If you’ve evacuated, rest now and know the firefighters are doing their very best to protect the homes you cherish.
6:50pm - PG&E reports power has been shut off in powerlines. A relief for firefighters. PLease see comments below for more photos of fires. Please know there are two main columns, the Squirrel Fire to the northwest and the Toll Fire to the south east as you are looking north/northwest from downtown Quincy. It has been determined there is no third fire inbetween the two... just a spotfire ahead of the Toll. Air resources have knocked it down.
6:20pm - Oakland Camp successfully evacuated. Plumas County Sheriff has asked motorists to stay away from Chandler, Quincy Junction and Oakland Camp Roads.
5:50pm - Per air attack (eyes in the sky) the Toll Fire is about 35-40 acres and has moderated slightly. Firefighters have hose lays going up right and left flanks. The fire is spotting a bit ahead of the fire front. There is a smaller fire called Cashman in between the Toll and Squirrel fires. The sheriff has notified us that the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds has been opened as an Evacuation Center. Air tankers have been making drops. Smoke is extremely visible in the Indian Valley and American Valley vicinity.
5:45pm - PG&E is shutting down lines in vicinity of fire as is the railroad (rails). Multiple strike teams of engines have been ordered along with additional air tankers. The second fire to the north is called the Squirrel Fire; it’s column is easily discernable to the northwest of the Toll Fire.
5:30pm - Several other smokes have been reported along the Spanish Creek trail. Motorists are urged to avoid the area to allow evacuees and fire resources ingress and egress. Oakland Camp and residents along Oakland Camp Road are being evacuated.
5:10pm - Toll Fire is about 25-30 acres according to air attack, and headed to ridgetop. Evacuations in the Oakland Camp area are continuing. Additional air tankers have been ordered. Smoke from the fire is visible in American and Indian Valleys. A second fire (T25N, R9E, Sec 25) (about 10 acres) has been reported to the northwest (follow railroad tracks) of the Toll Fire. Several other smaller smokes have been reported along the Spanish Creek trail.
Plumas National Forest firefighters are responding to a several acre fire (Toll Fire) in the vicinity of Spanish Creek trailhead in T25N, R11E, Sec 31 near Oakland Camp. Multiple engines, helicopter and an air tanker are heading to the fire. Structure protection engines are en route and some evacuations are occurring.#plumaswildfires #plumasnf