The view of the Sugar Fire from the Chilcoot Cemetery just off of Highway 70. Mandatory evacuations are ordered. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland

Sugar Fire bearing down on Chilcoot; evacuations ordered

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for areas north and south of Highway 70 from Vinton to Chilcoot, specifically Harrison Ranch Road East to Chilcoot to the Plumas/Lassen County Line due to the Sugar Fire. Leave immediately. An evacuation center is set up at 171 South Gulling in Portola.