The following update was released by the Plumas National Forest at 9:00 August 21.
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.
Temp: 93 degrees 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
Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department
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.