9:30 UPDATE: During this morning’s briefing, Jake Cagle, the fire operations section chief, said that the evacuation has been ordered due to the threat of this afternoon’s winds. He said that structures aren’t under immediate threat, but could be if winds surface as predicted. If that occurs, all resources will be diverted to structure protection, as opposed to working on the perimeter of the fire.
Original Notice: The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation this morning, Sept. 17, for Meadow Valley due to the fire. This includes all areas between the Big Creek/Bucks Lake Road intersection east to Snake Lake Road.
Emergency personnel are going door to door. Leave the area immediately.
An evacuation center is being set up at Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Lane in Quincy.