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Breaking News: Multiple Spot Fires Burning Along Highway 36 West of Susanville

6:24 Update

According to Lassen Office of Emergency Services Chief Eric Ewing progress of the fire was halted at 4.5 acres with no damage to any structures.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be a mechanical malfunction on a vehicle.

Air tankers have been released from the scene and fire crews are working to mop up the fire.

This will end our continuing coverage of the fire and this post will no longer be updated. If there are further developments they will be reported in a new story.  -jc

5:11 Update

Additional air resources are being turned around as firefighters gain the upper hand on the fire.

According to radio traffic CHP will be reopening one lane of traffic at around 5:20p.m.


4:41 Update

The road closure on Highway 36 has been expanded. The highway is now closed from Harris Drive west of Susanville, to the intersection of 36 and A1 (the Eagle Lake turnoff).


4:36 Update

Air tankers have just arrived over the fire.


4:25 Update

Lassen County Sheriff’s Deputies and CHP units have shut down traffic on the highway from Rocky Crest Mobile home park just outside of Susanville to the intersection of 36 and A1.

Spot fires are reported along the roadway in the area of Dockery Lane.

Crews are responding from agencies across the valley and air attack is on order at this time.

Deputies are making emergency notifications on Dockery and Cable Line road.


4:20p.m. Breaking

Emergency crews are responding to a reported series of spot fires burning along the highway west of Susanville.

This is live coverage of a breaking news event. We will update this post for the duration of the fire. -jc

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor


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