Voluntary evacuation issued for Canyon Dam

Feather Publishing

Due to the continued spread of fire to the northeast, the Plumas County Sheriff issued a Voluntary Evacuation Notice for Canyon Dam, Big Meadows, and Rocky Point Campground at 5 PM, August 13, 2012. Please see the Sheriff's Evacuation Order Below.

UPDATE #8 8/13/12 1700 HOURS

Plumas County Sheriffs' Office

Press Release and Evacuation Order

"Chips Fire"Incident


Date: 8/13/12 Time: 1700 Hours

Incident: Wild Land Fire in the Feather River Canyon and Butt lake Areas

On 8/12/12 the Chips Fire produced "spot fires" up to one mile ahead of the fire line. This fire behavior has caused the necessary changes to the below listed Evacuation Area to help ensure the safety of the public and the fire personnel. This notice is an Advisory to all Prattville, Almanor, and West Almanor, East Shore residents (Hwy. 147) advising of the potential threat of the fire to these listed areas. Under this advisement residents are encouraged to begin preparation for potential evacuations, including family and pets. Stays tuned to media advisements and monitor the Plumas County website for updated information.

Due to the continual spread of fire to the Northeast, we are issuing a Voluntary Evacuation Notices to Canyon Dam, Big Meadows and Rocky Point campground.

Due to current weather conditions and fire behavior the following Road Closures, Evacuation Orders and Sheriff's Advisement are in effect.

Highway Closures

-Caribou Road to Butt Lake Dam from Highway 70- "Hard Closure"

- Rush Creek Road from Highway 70 - "Hard Closure"

- All additional secondary roads North of Highway 70 between Rock Creek Dam and Twain from Highway 70- "Soft Closures"

- Seneca Road from Highway 89 - "Hard Closure"

- Butt Lake Dam, Ohio Valley Road, Butt Lake Road, Humbug/Humboldt Road and all additional secondary roads West of Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and the Humbug/Humboldt Road from Highway 89- "Hard Closure".

Evacuation Orders

-Sheriff's Mandatory Evacuation- Caribou Road from Hwy 70 to the Butt Lake Dam

-Sheriff's Mandatory Evacuation- Rush Creek Road and Seneca Road

-Sheriff's Mandatory Evacuation- Butt Lake Area, Ohio Valley, Humbug and Humboldt Area, and Yellow Creek Area.

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