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Plumas County Lightning Fires: Community Meeting Wednesday Evening


There will be a community meeting to discuss the various lightning fires around the Keddie Ridge/North Arm and Taylorsville areas of Indian Valley. The meeting will be held at 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, August 21st at the Taylorsville Grange Hall.

Incident Overview
Plumas National Forest
Fire Information: For further fire information, call 530-283-7850. Note: This phone number may change. Information is also on Twitter at Central Coast IMT7.

August 21st, 2013

  • Acres Burned: 545 Crews: 7
  • Cause: Lightning Engines: 29
  • Date Started: August 18, 2013
  • Helicopters: 1
  • Containment: 40%
  • Air Tankers: 0
  • Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013
  • Total Resources Assigned: 268

Current Fire Situation: The Ridge grew in size to 275 and is still at 0% containment. The Heights Fire is at 162 acres and is 30% contained. The Johnson, remains at 140 acres with 95% containment. The Hunt stayed at 11 acres and is still at 50% containment. The Keddie, at 18 acres, the Mountain and the Ruby at 1 acre each are 100% contained. The 32 and Cook, both under an acre are also 100% contained. A new fire, the Evans at 2 acres, materialized yesterday and was contained.

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

Evacuations: The mandatory evacuations of Arlington Road, between Nelson St and Johnson Ranch Road have been lifted.

Weather Conditions:

  • Temp: 930 F Winds: 5 mph Direction: NE Relative Humidity: 22
  • Threats: 100 Residential structures and 125 outbuildings are threatened near the town of Taylorsville.
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
  • Injuries: 1
  • Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
  • Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department

Remarks: Central Coast Interagency Incident Team 7 took command of the complex yesterday (August 20, 2013) morning. Good progress was made last night on the various fires although a new start was discovered yesterday due to “sleepers” flaring up as temperatures and winds increased. The forecast for thunderstorms today means that fire conditions will be dynamic as crews stay on high alert for potential changes in fire behavior and weather related hazards.

A community meeting is scheduled for today, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The location for the community meeting will be at the Community Center Grange Hall at Taylorsville.

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