Beckwourth Complex containment holds at 96 percent

As of the morning of Thursday, July 22, the Beckwourth Complex incident’s fire behavior analyst does not anticipate that the fire will spread outside its current perimeter. The complex is currently at 105,670 acres and 96 percent containment.

Crews are working toward containing the last remaining section of open fireline on the west side of the fire. Elsewhere around the fire perimeter, firefighters are identifying and extinguishing all sources of heat—for example, smoldering stumps—that they find up to 300 feet within the fireline.

They are also backhauling, which is when they clean up and return supplies, equipment, and trash to the base camp. Fire-suppression repair work is also in progress.

Firefighters are prepared to respond to new fire starts around the Beckwourth Complex as needed. Smoke from the Dixie Fire continues to spread across large portions of northeastern California and western Nevada.

The Dotta Fire within the Beckwourth Complex is 100 percent contained. Smoke may be visible as pockets of vegetation in the fire’s interior smolder or burn. Firefighters patrol the entire fire daily.

Today, California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 is transitioning with a local Type 3 incident management team, and transfer of command will occur tomorrow, July 23, at 6 a.m.

Virtual Community Meeting: A virtual community meeting will be held this evening at 6 p.m. The meeting might be a recorded presentation—as opposed to Facebook Live—if full power is unavailable at the incident command post in Susanville. The meeting will be on the Plumas National Forest Facebook page. The direct link to a live meeting event is; one does not need a Facebook account to watch the meeting.

Evacuations: Check your county’s web and social media pages for current evacuation information.

• Plumas County: Plumas County Sheriff’s Office | Facebook

• Lassen County: Lassen County Sheriff’s Office | Facebook Road and Forest

Closures: Highway 395 is open. However, National Forest System lands and roads in the fire area are closed under Plumas National Forest Order No. 05-11-01-21-12. View the order and map: Monitor Caltrans’s District 2 website ( or Twitter feed for current highway-closure information.