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HWY 70 CLOSED Oro-Quincy Hwy 162 “Back Road” CLOSED

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11/13/2018
Containment lines are established and are holding winds have diminished.

Bucks Lake may see some smoke today but the bulk of the fire is 14 miles to the south west. This fire line is reminiscent of the fires about 10 years ago. Those fires did not get into the Bucks Lake Area they stopped outside on the ridges and containment lines.

I drove through the Brush Creek area and the dozers were working on the sides of the Oro-Quincy Highway expanding the width on the sides of the pavement, pushing out the dirt and debris to form an additional containment line.

Lets hope for calm winds and ask for rain into the future. It should be snowing in November at Bucks Lake. As it has in the past.
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07:50 11/12/18
Who’s working on the fire?

Engines: 571 Water Tenders: 59 Helicopters: 21 Hand Crews: 91 Dozers: 88
Total Personnel: 4555
Air Tankers: Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression
missions as conditions allow.

That’s alot of equipment and firefighters. BE SAFE OUT THERE. Wind is forecast to decrease and that should help

WE WERE ABLE TO SEE THE 747 AIRCRAFT MAKE SEVERAL RETARDANT DROPS. THAT AIRCRAFT CAN LEAVE A RETARDANT LINE OVER 1 MILE LONG. It carries 18,500 gallons of retardant.

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08:20 11/11/2018
Emergency Operations Center in Quincy is open for business
Supporting Evacuees FOOD SHELTER and all services available at the Fair Grounds
HWY 70 CLOSED
Back Road ORO-QUINCY HIGHWAY CLOSED
Brush Creek, Berry Creek area is under evacuation order.
Bucks Lake Safe
Winds are predicted to increase through out the day.

Bucks Lake has good air quality (right now) back road is closed at Grubbs Cow Camp

EMERGENCY CALL 911
Bucks Lake Fire has personal on active stand by and our rescue truck is in full service. Meadow Valley is available for mutual aid to Bucks Lake Area.
Chief 7900
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Saturday Night 7:00 pm 11/10/2018
The back road is closed at Grubbs Cow Camp NO TRAFFIC TOWARDS OROVILLE. ( this could be several days) From the detour onto the dirt part of the road all the way to Lake Oroville is under evacuation order.

Plumas Fairgrounds is open for evacuee’s. Red Cross is operational at the fair grounds.

BUCKS LAKE FIRE IS AT THE READY IN THE BUCKS LAKE AREA We have alerted Meadow Valley and are in communications on a regular basis with our mutual aid responders Meadow Valley Fire.

HWY 70 CLOSED
ORO-QUINCY ROAD (BACK ROAD) CLOSED
BRUSH CREEK EVACUATED
BERRY CREEK EVACUATED
PARADISE no words describe the carnage
RED FLAG through Sunday night wind gusts could reach 50 MPH

just a happy thought we could sure use a weather change Hang in there folks

January 23, 2017


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As of 11/10/18 12:00 the back road is open BUT they are evacuating Berry and Brush Creek. 2:20 PM EMERGENCY EVACUATION CENTER IS BEING SET UP AT PLUMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN QUINCY.

Bucks Lake Firefighters are standing by in case of a Bucks Lake Emergency

Bucks Lake Fighters are standing by ready to deploy in the event of a Bucks Lake emergency
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7:15 Saturday 11/10/2018 Camp Fire

Fire is over 100,000 acres
20% contained
6437 Homes burned
260 Business Destroyed
Highway 70 still closed

The smoke is starting to waft into Bucks Lake area. Although it is light the smoke is clearly visible, and you can smell it.

Winds are forecast to increase tonight through November 12th with red flag conditions

Road Conditions http://www.dot.ca.gov
Burn Ban in effect until further notice
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7:15 pm 11/9/2018

Fire is 122 square miles
6437 Residences burned
260 Business destroyed
SIZE: 90, 000 acres
35 persons missing
5% containment
These fire statistics rival the Napa/Sonoma Fire last year.

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CAMP FIRE DAY 2 11/9/18 10:38
OVER 2,000 STRUCTURES BURNED
OVER 70,000 ACRES
5% containment

Hwy 70 closed

Bucks Lake is still safe and sound no smoke less wind than yesterday.

Heavy traffic on the back road due to Hwy 70 closure. Powers on at Bucks Lake and in Quincy

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits
in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties

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Got this in the mail the other day


BURN BAN suspended 11/9/18 NO BURNING!!

The powers that be have lifted the burn ban for all property in the Bucks Lake Area.

 

Use caution if you need to burn and remember to keep a hose and water near by to keep your burn pile under control.

 

 NO BURNING