Sheriff opens La Porte Road; Bucks Lake remains under mandatory evac order

Plumas County Sheriff personnel met with the Incident Command of the North Complex Fire to evaluate all closures, evacuations and advisories in Plumas County. Effective at noon today, the Sheriff lifted all road closures and evacuation advisories along La Porte Road from the Plumas/Yuba County Line north down to Highway 70.

For Bucks Lake, the mandatory evacuation order will remain in place because there are higher winds expected to impact the fire west of Bucks Lake and the Sheriff, in conjunction with incident command, needs to see what this weather/wind will do to fire activity before lifting orders in the Bucks Lake area.

For information on any changes to the Highway 70 closure, the public is asked to monitor the CHP-Quincy and Caltrans District 2 Facebook pages.

The Sheriff also noted that people are using Hwy 162 from Butte County to access the mandatory closure area of Bucks Lake and that shouldn’t be occurring, since the Butte County Sheriff has closed the highway from Lake Madrone North to the Butte County line. (Open to residents only).

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said it knows that this has been trying a time for Bucks Lake residents and it appreciates the cooperation and patience demonstrated. Following is the latest information from the Plumas County Sheriff.