Welcome to fire camp. The entrance board orients the visitor to camp. The Main Street is located behind the board. Photo by Debra Moore

Behind the scenes at fire camp

The rules have changed and no reporters are allowed behind the gates at fire camp, but last week that wasn’t the case and Plumas News received permission to visit the camp located at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy and was given a tour. It’s really more of a mini city than a camp. It has its own Main Street, lined with trailers devoted to logistics; several sleeping areas; the eating area; supplies, meeting rooms — indoors and outdoors — and more.

Tight COVID restrictions remain in place and almost everyone was masked. Meals are served as they were last year — all prepackaged.