The Lassen County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuation warning, effective at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Photo by Makenzie Davis

Milford evacuation warning lifted

UPDATE 8:45 a.m. Monday: The evacuation warning for the Milford community has been lifted.

According to the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, effective 7 a.m. this morning Sept. 16, the evacuation warning in place for the town of Milford has been lifted.

All Plumas County evacuation orders were lifted this morning, as well, according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

“I would like to thank all of the firefighters and National Incident Management Team 4 for their hard work on the fire,” read the statement from the Sheriff Dean Growdon.  “I would also like to thank the public for their cooperation and support during this challenging time, as well as all of the first responders who aided the sheriff’s office in the evacuation/repopulation of Milford.”

Those agencies are the Lassen County Office of Emergency Service, California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Office of Emergency Services, Lassen County DA’s Office, Lassen County Probation, Lassen County Road Department and the Milford Fire Department.

The fire area remains closed due to hazards and the larger amount of firefighting equipment working in the area.

Look for additional information, which will be sent out by the Incident Command Team, as well as the Plumas National Forest.

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The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is reducing the Mandatory Evacuation Order for the town of Milford to an Evacuation Warning effective today at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

The Sheriff’s Office has established a repopulation plan that will aid in repopulating the area in an organized fashion while also maintaining security, the department noted in a statement.

Check stations will be located at the primary roads into Milford.

The check stations will restrict access to Milford residents only.

Security patrols will continue into the evening hours.

The Evacuation Warning remains in effect and residents should be prepared to evacuate the area until the Evacuation Warning is cancelled.

The sheriff’s office appreciates the cooperation of the public and the assistance of all of the public safety partners.