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Why evacuations remain in place on the Claremont Fire

Editor’s note: This is a message from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office this morning explaining why mandatory evacuations remain in place for the Claremont Fire: 

For residents on Quincy LaPorte Road between Thompson Creek and Red Bridge there is still a safety issue in regard to falling timber and rocks due to the fire. Crews will continue to work in the area and secure those issues. We hope to be able to provide positive news for you within the next few days or so.

For Greenhorn and Spring Garden residents we would like to be able to lift road closures and evacuations; however, we have to wait to receive a safe recommendation from the fire operations division. Due to the active fire near Greenhorn/Spring Garden and the limited evacuation routes and potential to see spot fires across Hwy 70 near Lee Summit, we have to leave the order in place. When we get new information we will provide it.

We know this is a stressful time and have resources available should they be needed.

If you need shelter or have questions/needs about shelter options, you can contact Plumas County Social Services at 530-283-6350.

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