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Claremont Fire in Plumas County: Road closures and evacuations

Multiple communities are under either an evacuation order or an evacuation advisory due to the Claremont Fire.

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — Get the latest information on the Claremont Fire HERE.

9:30 p.m. update:

A wildfire south of Quincy in Plumas County has grown to nearly 18,000 acres.

Authorities said the weather conditions let fire crews attack the Claremont Fire and build line in place of constant structure protection. 

The fire is still active near Highway 70 and south of the Feather River. Crews will be defending their lines near structures through the night to stabilize the area.

A fire train from Union Pacific was moved into the area to help with fire suppression along the railroad tracks near Highway 70.

An evacuation advisory remains in effect for the communities of Cromberg and Sloat, and, due to weather threats, authorities said evacuation orders in East Quincy will remain in place.

For more evacuation information, see the Plumas County Sheriff's Office page.

7:50 p.m. update:

Sheriff's officials are issuing additional evacuation advisories as the Claremont Fire continues to burn.

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office has issued an evacuation advisory for the communities of Cromberg and Sloat due to the fire.

In an earlier update, the sheriff's office said the fire is currently at 17,000 acres with no containment.

The Claremont Fire continues to move north/northeasterly direction while burning on the south side of the Feather Drainage.

Authorities said crews were able to access the fire that crossed Highway 70 and are working to put in direct line.

1 p.m. update:

The Fire Train has been deployed in Plumas National Forest to help extinguish fires in remote areas of the North Complex Fire. 

The Fire Train is a Union Pacific locomotive with a water tank car that pumps out water in needed fire zones and hot spots along the railroad tracks. 

Original story:

A wildfire burning in Plumas County has grown to 15,656 acres, prompting mandatory evacuations orders for residents south of Highway 70. The fire is only two percent contained. 

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office has issued multiple mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation advisories for the Claremont Fire, which is located south of Quincy.

Mandatory evacuation orders are for the following areas:

  • Community of Spring Garden
  • Community of Greenhorn Ranch
  • Highway 70 from Chandler Road east to Squirrel Creek Road (also known as the Road to Argentine)
  • East Quincy, south of Highway 70 between Millcreek east to Quincy La Porte Road
  • Quincy La Porte Road from Highway 70 south to Red Bridge (Middle Fork of the Feather River)

The areas under and evacuation advisory include: 

  • Chandler Road, from Highway 70 east to Carol Lane East 
  • East Quincy (south of Lee Road from Radio Hill Road East)

The Quincy High School gym, 6 Quincy Junction Road, is being used as an evacuation center, however the shelter cannot house animals. 

The following roads are closed due to the Claremont Fire:

  • Quincy La Porte Road from Highway 70 to Red Bridge
  • Peppard Flat Road (the dirt portion)
  • All East Quincy Roads south of Highway 70 between Mill Creek Road and Clough Street
  • Highway 70 from East Quincy to Lee Summit

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