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Monday P.M. Update: Walker Fire 10% Contained at 44,307 Acres

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Engine crew members suppressing fire activity near containment lines north of Flournoy Bridge along the western perimeter of the Walker Fire. PNF photo

7:15p.m. Monday Update

The Walker Fire, burning on the Plumas National Forest is now mapped at 44,307 acres and containment, according to Incident Commander Jay Kurth, is now at 10%. Currently 825 personnel are assigned to the fire.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office reduced the Mandatory Evacuation Order for the town of Milford to an Evacuation Warning at 11:00a.m. this morning.

The Sheriff’s Office has established a repopulation plan that is aiding in repopulating the area in an organized fashion while also maintaining security.

Check stations will be located at the primary roads into Milford. The check stations will restrict access to Milford residents only.

Security patrols will continue into the evening hours tonight.

The Evacuation Warning remains in effect and residents should be prepared to evacuate the area until the Evacuation Warning is cancelled.

Antelope Lake to the Plumas county line, the Genesee Valley road corridor, the Ward Creek area, and the Flournoy Bridge area remain under mandatory evacuation orders.

Residents who need accommodations can proceed to Quincy and contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Road Closures- Janesville Grade, Genesee Valley road at the Flournoy Bridge, Antelope Lake road from the Flournoy Bridge to Antelope Dam, and beginning at the Flournoy Bridge turnoff, the 111 Beckwourth-Genesee road is closed through the fire area. Hwy 395 will remain open to through traffic.


 

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