PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — Three major wildfires are burning in the Plumas National Forest.
The Sheep Fire is burning near Quincy and has burned about 29,000 acres and is 30% contained.
The Claremont Fire is burning in Plumas County and has burned about 21,000 acres and is 46% contained.
The North Complex is burning in Plumas and Lassen counties and has burned about 57,000 acres and is 21% contained.
Click HERE for the latest from the Plumas National Forest.
Latest on evacuations and fire perimeter map. The map has evacuation zone live updates from the county:
National Interagency Fire Center live map (it might take a few seconds for the fires to show up on the map):
According to Cal Fire, in 2019, California wildfires burned just under 260,000 acres from 7,860 incidents. Over 700 structures were damaged or destroyed and three people were killed. This follower two years of some of the “deadliest and most destructive wildfires” in California history.
If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. A defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris is completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and know your community’s evacuation plans to best prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.
California Wildfire Weather Forecast | August 25, 2020