Evacuation orders expanded, Highway 395 closed

UPDATE Thursday: Highway 395 has reopened, according to the CHP.

Expanded evacuation orders and road closures were announced Wednesday evening.

According to the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the Mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Sugar Fire in the Beckwourth Complex has been expanded to include Doyle Proper on the west side of US 395 from Laura Drive to County Road A26. The Mandatory Evacuation 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 CHP-Quincy, Highway 395 was closed again due to the fire. Highway 395 is closed from Laura Drive to County Road A26. Evacuees can access 395 to evacuate either north or south.