The volunteer team from the American Red Cross of Northeast California, Almanor Basin Branch went into action Sunday, Aug. 19, in preparation for community members displaced due to fire evacuations in Canyon Dam.
“We began arriving at 5:50 p.m. and had shelter operations at the Chester Memorial Hall ready to go by 7 p.m.,” lead volunteer Linda White said Aug. 20.
Shortly after going operational, the volunteers were visited by Plumas County District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall and Plumas County Office of Emergency Services Director Jerry Sipe.
The Plumas County Sheriff's Department has upgraded the evacuation notice for the Chips Fire. Prattville is now under mandatory evacuation. A Voluntary Evacuation is in place for Almanor. An Advisory is in effect to all West Almanor and East Shore residents (Hwy. 147) advising of the potential threat of the fire to the areas.