Alarming notice sent to Chester residents

The Plumas County Sheriff sent this message to Chester residents around 3:40 p.m. “If you remained you should evacuate to the EAST, IMMEDIATELY! If you cannot evacuate and you are threatened by fire and can safely get there, take refuge at the Chester High School baseball field!

The fire is reported to be advancing through the grass near the Chester Airport. Structure protection is in place. More information will be shared as it becomes available.