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Adams Fire is 95 percent contained

UPDATE: 8:20 a.m., July 30: The Adams Fire is now 95 percent contained at 918 acres. Firefighters found just one hotspot yesterday, far inside the containment lines. Crews will continue to secure fire lines and work toward full containment. Crews and dozers will also complete suppression repair of fire lines to return the slopes back to their natural state and to prevent erosion. A few dust and cold ash devils kicked up over the newly burned landscape with the afternoon winds and may be seen again. As per usual on this size of a fire, firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the fire in the coming weeks.

UPDATE: 10 a.m., July 29: The Plumas National Forest announced that the Adams Fire remains at 918 acres and 50 percent contained. Firefighters were on scene overnight to patrol near structures and ensure the fire stayed within containment lines. The fire was not active last night. Today’s priorities for firefighters (engines, crews, and helicopters) are to hold all containment lines, mop up and extinguish any hotspots near containment lines, and to increase containment line depth. The weather is predicted to be hot and dry again today and firefighters are prepared for it.

The Adams Fire started the evening of July 26, on the ridge above Constantia Road and Red Rock Road, west of US-395, near Doyle. There are currently no road closures. US-395 and Constantia Road are open to two-way traffic with no controls. Please drive slowly and be extra cautious of emergency personnel working in the area.

July 28: The Plumas National Forest is reporting that firefighters made great progress on the Adams Fire overnight. The fire is being estimated at 700 acres and is 10 percent contained; more accurate mapping will be completed today. The small spot that crossed over to the east side of  Highway 395 yesterday afternoon was quickly contained to a few acres, burning mostly roadside grass and brush along the highway. All fire lines are holding.

This map shows the fire’s location north of Hallelujah Junction. Map courtesy of USFS

There are over 400 firefighters working on the fire. Crews are focusing on strengthening fire lines and taking care of hotspots so residents are able to safely return to their homes as soon as possible. An Evacuation Order remains in effect for south Constantia Road in Doyle and Constantia Road remains closed. Thunderstorms are not predicted over the area today. Check back for a mid-day update at noon today unless things change before then.

The Adams Fire broke out the evening of Sunday, July 26, following lightning in the area.

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