Plan to repopulate Chester and the west shore of Almanor canceled

The Plumas County Sheriff announced this morning, Aug. 13, that the plan to repopulate Chester and the west shore of Lake Almanor has been canceled out of extreme caution to protect public safety. Overnight, there was an increase in fire activity with a number of spot fires along Johnson’s Grade and the Highway 36 corridor (which was where the caravan was supposed to proceed at 11 a.m.).

Evacuees will not be allowed to return to Chester, Lake Almanor West and Prattville from any direction. This includes Big Meadows, Rocky Point Campground, and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.