Crews are battling a vegetation fire near Highway 36. Currently it is at about two acres. Photo by Makenzie Davis

Dockery Incident off Highway 36 prompts road closure

Update: According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Josh Kern, crews are now mopping up the Dockery Incident, which grew to about 4.6 acres.


Highway 36, from Townhill to County Road A1, was closed to traffic due to the Dockery Incident about 4:20 p.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 26, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Josh Kern, and Dockery Lane and Cable Line Road were issued evacuations.

About 5:20 p.m., one lane traffic was allowed through the area, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

According to Cal Fire Public Information Officer Leah Sandberg,  forward progress for the blaze has been stopped.

The blaze is currently about two acres, Kern said, and there is a dozer line around the incident with air craft fighting the fire; however, some air crafts have been called off the blaze.

The California Highway Patrol, Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Forest Service, Susan River Fire Department, Susanville City Fire Department and the Standish Fire Department are assisting Cal Fire with the blaze.

3 thoughts on “Dockery Incident off Highway 36 prompts road closure

  • I come to lassen news to get an update on the fire just west of our house. I get to the story, you know, the story that could tell me to evacuate, and the site tells me to complete a survey to continue reading……..Thanx for not much.

    • you can skip the survey. Just did, took less than a second.

  • Just stick to the news/fire report and stop the pop ups and add ons.

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