Beckworuth Fire update: Evacuation orders, shelter at Fairgrounds news; Highway 395 is closed

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office released statements regarding thye Beckwourth Complex Fire and the Lassen County Health and Social Services Department released information regarding shelters the afternoon of Saturday, July 10. Here is that information.

 

Beckwourth Complex Fire expanded mandatory evacuation order; 4:42 p.m. Saturday, July 10

A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been expanded to include:

  • Everything west of Highway 395 from the intersection of County Road A26 and Highway 395 south to the Lassen/Sierra County Line.

Evacuation Warnings have been extended for residents east of Highway 395 from County Road A25 including the town of Herlong, south to the Sierra/Lassen County line.

The Milford area is now under an evacuation warning.

 

Road closure

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Beckwourth Complex Fire expanded mandatory evacuation order; 5:03 p.m. Saturday, July 10

A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been expanded to include:

  • Everything west of US 395 from the intersection of County Road A25 and Highway 395 south to the Lassen/Sierra County Line and the town of Doyle east of Highway 395 including the Doyle Loop and all roads connecting to Doyle Loop and Hackstaff Road to Laver Crossing.

Evacuation Warnings have been extended for residents east of Highway 395 from County Road A25 including the town of Herlong south to the Sierra/Lassen County line and the town of Milford from Milford grade south and everything in between.

 

Road closure

Highway 395 is closed.

 

Safety message

People need to leave immediately.  Please use caution and be courteous to your neighbors.  Drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.  Residents needing assistance evacuating are asked to call the non-emergency dispatch center at 257-6121.  Deputies will be going door to door to make notification.

For information on what to bring with you in the event of an evacuation, go to readyforwildfire.org.

 

Shelter information from Lassen County Health and Social Services Department, 4:15 p.m. Saturday, July 10

Due to the ongoing mandatory evacuation orders for the Beckwourth Complex fire, a shelter will open today, at 6 p.m. at Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds in Susanville. Those affected by the fire can also call the Emergency Shelter line at 250-9004.

It is asked for anyone going to the shelter to bring their medication and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for multiple days, and important papers such as insurance cards. In addition, the shelter is not providing medical care. Any caretakers must accompany you for the duration of your stay. Please keep in mind weapons, drugs, alcohol and personal bedding are not permitted at the shelter.

Animals needing shelter can be housed at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Liability, feed, security and care of animals housed at the Fairgrounds are the sole responsibility of the animal’s owner.                   A check-in form will be available at the barns, please provide to the Fair Office during normal business hours.                   Please use the Paul Bunyan entrance to the Fairgrounds for sheltering animals in the barns. If you have any questions about animal sheltering, contact Fair Manager, Kaitlyn Downing at 588-8627.

More information will be released as it becomes available