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Date and time: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:15:27 GMT
As of Friday evening, the fire had scorched 167,430 acres — an increase of nearly 25,000 acres since the morning— and was about 18% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. To the east, the Beckwourth Complex had charred 105,670 acres but was 98% contained; it was the largest state fire of the year until the Dixie Fire overtook it in acreage burned.
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office expanded mandatory evacuation orders to include Greenville, Crescent Mills, Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon and Indian Falls. A full list of current evacuation orders and warnings is available here.
Crews’ top priority is to stop flames from reaching populated communities, including homes along the shore of the popular vacation destination Lake Almanor to the north, Jonesville and the High Lakes Area to the west, isolated pockets of homes along the Highway 70 corridor, and those near Buck’s Lake to the southeast, Carhart said.
Blaze grew to 167,430 acres Friday after surpassing the Beckwourth Complex
“Unfortunately, we’re just not going to see that recovery happen, at least over the next few days,” Rowe said.
The fire ignited July 14 about 10 miles northeast of Paradise. It remained more or less stable for several days – burning away from the footprint of the 2018 Camp Fire – before its spread accelerated over the weekend.