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Sunday P.M. Update: Walker Fire 67% Contained at 53,186 Acres

4:05p.m. Sunday Update

The Walker Fire, burning on the Plumas National Forest approximately 11 miles east of the community of Taylorsville, is now mapped at 53,186 acres with 67% containment.

Today is a RED FLAG WARNING with 40 mph winds predicted and humidities in the teens. This wind event is expected to extend overnight. This is a critical fire environment with embers possibly traveling up to a one-half mile.

Spotting occurred over the line along the south edge of the fire last night. Firefighters are working diligently to fully contain these spot fires and have made good progress in doing so. Around the remainder of the fire perimeter, crews continued to mop up, extinguishing hot embers, up to 200 feet on the inside of the containment line.

Today and tonight, firefighters, air resources and equipment will be in all areas of the fire area remaining vigilant and continuing to strengthen and secure the fire perimeter. Priorities will be to hold all containment lines and catch any spotting embers.

Where possible, firefighters will implement waterbars and incorporate other erosion-control measures on the fireline in preparation for the rain coming on Monday. Initial attack fire personnel and equipment remain available to assist the Plumas National Forest in the event of any new fire starts in the area.

No structures have been destroyed.

Resources assigned include; Engines: 133 Handcrews: 47 Dozers: 22 Helicopters: 6 Water Tenders: 32 Total Personnel: 2,058

Mandatory evacuations are in place for Murdock Crossing and Stony Ridge areas.

Advisory evacuations are in place for Antelope Lake, Frank’s Valley, Flournoy Bridge and Milford areas

Forest Closures: Plumas National Forest has issued a Forest Order for the Mt. Hough and Beckwourth Ranger Districts. Please see Inciweb for closure information and a map of the closure area.

Road Closures: Janesville Grade, Genesee Valley Road at the Flournoy Bridge, Antelope Lake Road from the Flournoy Bridge to Antelope Dam, and beginning at the Flournoy Bridge turnoff, the 111 Beckwourth-Genesee Road is closed through the fire area. For updates http://www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6568/.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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