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North Complex Fire Morning Update September 12, 2020

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From: 2020 CAPNF North Complex Information <2020.northcomplex.info@firenet.gov>
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

Current Situation

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.

Smoke outlook: fires.airfire.org/outlooks/EasternSierra or www.airnow.gov/

Forest Closures

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:

California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 is implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in both the fire area and surrounding communities

NORTH COMPLEX
Email: 2020.NorthComplex.Info@firenet.gov
Phone: (530) 316-4487
Facebook: www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/

North Complex Fire AM Update 9-12_2020 FINAL.pdf

2020-09-11-EasternSierra-Outlook.20200911144009.pdf

North Complex West Zone 9-12_am.pdf

9.12.2020_PIO_8x11.pdf

North Complex Fire Evening Update for September 10, 2020

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From: 2020 CAPNF North Complex Information <2020.northcomplex.info@firenet.gov>
Date: September 10, 2020 at 7:33:26 PM PDT
Subject: North Complex Fire Evening Update for September 10, 2020



North Complex Fire Evening Update for September 10, 2020

Incident Start Date: 8/17/2020 Size: 244,203 acres Containment: 23% Resources Assigned:
Engines:
254 Handcrews: 73 Dozers: 76 Helicopters: 18 Water Tenders: 98 Total Personnel: 3,108

Current Situation

North Zone: From Lee Summit to Claremont Peak, the fire remains in the current footprint. Crews are engaged with tactical firing operations near Lookout Rock and reinforcing structure protection in the Bucks Lake, Haskins, and Highlands areas. Crews are prepping existing roads and building dozer lines to tie in with old fire scars and contingency lines from the Camp Fire. This will eventually tie in with Highway 70 north of Elephant Butte.

South Zone: Tonight, crews will continue to construct line along the Pacific Crest Trail and prep a series of existing roads south of Little Grass Reservoir to tie into La Porte Road. Structures within the Little Grass Valley Reservoir area are not currently impacted or threatened by fire but are being prepped with structure protection and hose lays as a contingency.

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. Butte County Sheriff reported 7 additional civilian fatalities for a total of ten.

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

Winds have shifted and are now coming from the west. Smoke is currently in the Hazardous category in Quincy and Chester and will continue through the night. Smoke outlook: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/EasternSierra .

Forest Closures

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:

California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 is implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in both the fire area and surrounding communities

NORTH COMPLEX
Email: 2020.NorthComplex.Info@firenet.gov
Phone: (530) 316-4487
Facebook: www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6997/

North Complex Fire PM Update 9-10_2020 FINAL.pdf

Bucks Lake Mandatory Evac

Mandatory Fire Evacuations
Bucks Lake Area From Bucks Lake Rd Highway 1 6 2 at the Plumas Butte County Line east to Bucks Lake Road at Big Creek Road This includes all of Bucks Lake area including Bucklin Road from Mill Creek Campground south to Bucks Lake Road and all residents recreational facilities campgrounds in the Bucks Lake area  The Highlands are included in the Mandatory Evacuation Order from the Sheriff.