PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — Residents in Plumas County near the community of Quincy, Calif. are being ordered to evacuate from the so-called Claremont Fire.
According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the mandatory evacuation order includes Quincy La Porte from Red Bridge to Highway 70.
Around 8:30 p.m., new evacuation orders were given to those living in the East Quincy area south of Highway 70, east of Mill Creek (to include Mill Creek Road and Forest View) extending east to Quincy La Porte Road.
The sheriff's office said all evacuations are complete and were done by law enforcement officers who went door-to-door to homes in the evacuation zones.
Authorities have also issued an evacuation advisory for East Quincy on both sides of Highway 70 east of Radio Hill Road and south of Lee Road, the sheriff’s office said.
The Claremont Fire is one of the hundreds burning across California. It started on August 18 with a number of active evacuation orders in effect.
This fire is under the command of the US Forest Service. In their last update, officials estimate the Claremont Fire to be at 3,101 acres with 0% containment.
Previous orders include the following:
- Quincy La Porte Road between Thompson Creek (6 miles south of Highway 70) to Red Bridge (8 miles south of Highway 70).
- Chandler Road from Highway 70 (East) to Hillside Drive and to include the entire community of Greenhorn Ranch.
An evacuation center is set up at Quincy High School, located at 6 Quincy Junction Road in Quincy.
The Claremont Fire is a part of the North Complex wildfires. The other fires in the complex include the Sheep Fire (7,150 acres, 0% contained) and the Bear Fire (41 acres, 0% contained).
The North Complex is on the Mt. Hough Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest. Each fire is expected to have been started by lightning.
Fire location from Google's crisis map: