Beckwourth Complex burns 105,348 acres, 70 percent contained

Containment of the Beckwourth Complex has reached 70 percent and about 105,348 acres have burned Saturday morning.

Yesterday, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office reduced mandatory evacuation orders down to a warning for Doyle Proper west of US 395 from Laura Drive to County Road A25.

A mandatory order remains in place for the dirt portion of Doyle Grade where the pavement ends approximately 3.4 miles south of US 395. There will be a road block at that point and a heavy law enforcement presence will remain in the area.

According to fire officials, the northern and western flanks, from Bird Hills to Doyle Grade area, over to Meadow View and down the Dixie Mountain Ridge system to Dixie Lookout, continue to be the most active areas of the fire.

During the past few operational periods, crews have established perimeter lines around these areas. Increased winds during the afternoon have been threatening containment lines; however, crews continue to patrol these lines eliminating any residual heat. Contingency aka back-up lines, have also been created near Ross Canyon from Dixie Valley Road to Ferris Flat Road. This area will only be utilized if the fire cannot be held by the containment lines closer to the fire’s present perimeter.

In the southern area of the fire, containment lines from Maddalena, east to Scott Road, north to Constantia and the community of Doyle are holding. The fire has had little-to-no additional progression. Crews continue patrolling and monitoring around these locations, addressing any areas of concern.
Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for communities in areas where the fire is more active. Residents are urged to visit the Lassen County and Plumas County Sheriff Department’s Facebook or web pages for more information.

Evacuations: Please check your local county’s web and social media pages for the latest on evacuations in your area, and be sure to register for your county’s CodeRed emergency alert system:
• Plumas County:
• Lassen County:

• Washoe County:

California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (CIIMT4) will reach the end of their 14-day
operational assignment today. A transfer of command to California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (CIIMT 5) led by Incident Commander Rick Young will occur at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 18.

CIIMT 5 will be working closely with their counterparts on CIIMT 4 prior to the transfer of command.

Evacuation centers:
• Lassen Community College Gymnasium: 478-200 Hwy 138 in Susanville. 530-250-9004
• Proctor R. Hug High School: 2880 Sutro St, Reno, NV 89512
• Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center: 1350 N Wells Ave, Reno, NV.

Road Closures: There is a Plumas National Forest closure order in effect surrounding the fire’s perimeter, which includes several roads. Highway 395 is open. Please monitor Caltrans’s District 2 website or Twitter feed for updated highway closure information.

Forest Closure: A Plumas National Forest Closure Order remains in place. Visit for additional information.