North Complex Fire Morning Update September 12, 2020
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From: 2020 CAPNF North Complex Information <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 12, 2020 at 7:40:35 AM PDT
Subject: North Complex Fire Morning Update September 12, 2020
Incident Start Date: 8/17/2020Size: 252,313 acresContainment: 21%Fatalities: 9
Resources Assigned: Engines: 234 Handcrews: 78Dozers: 80Helicopters: 31 Water Tenders: 104
Total Personnel: 3,282
North Zone: Firefighters continued to make good progress on securing containment lines and there was no significant fire growth. Firing operations will be focused around the Lookout Rock and Ontop Mine areas. Structure protection groups continue to work in communities surrounding the fire’s perimeter.
South Zone: The most activity was located on the western side of Little Grass Valley, where firefighters continue to scout for opportunities to establish direct and indirect line construction.
West Zone: This area is being managed by CAL FIRE/Butte County: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/18/north-complex-fire/#incident-overview.
Both a detailed morning video operations update for the North and South Zones, and a live virtual joint press conference tonight at 6 p.m. can be viewed on Plumas National Forest’s Facebook page.
Evacuations and Road Closures
Mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation advisories are in place for Butte, Plumas, and Yuba Counties. Check the appropriate county’s Facebook page for their latest information.
Weather and Air Quality
Southwest winds will increase from yesterday with afternoon gusts of up to 18 mph. Significant smoke will remain in the region and will reduce visibility and keep temperatures below normal.
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