Incident Location on a Map

North Complex Fire

308,995 Acres

76%

Contained

Active

Active for 41 days

2 Counties

Plumas and Butte

Last Updated09/29/20 8:05 AM
Date Started08/18/20 9:21 PM
Location InformationFlemmings Sheep Camp
Lat/Long[39.69072, -121.22718]
Administrative UnitPlumas National Forest / CAL FIRE Butte Unit

Status Updates

WEST ZONE - *84,595 acres- 95% contained

The North Complex Fire entered Butte County on September 8, 2020. The North Complex Fire is broken into three zones; North, South, and West. The North and South Zones are managed by the United States Forest Service. The West Zone is managed by CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4.

The Red Flag Warning expired overnight, and winds are expected to return to normal for the next few days. Very warm and dry conditions will continue, although increasing smoke across our area from nearby fires could result in lower afternoon temperatures and slightly higher humidities. Similar conditions will remain through Thursday, with lower temperatures and higher humidity returning through the weekend.

Containment lines on the West Zone held throughout the wind event, and no further fire growth is expected. Firefighters continue to search for and mop up hot spots well inside the fire perimeter to ensure no embers cross the fire line. Tactical patrols are being conducted throughout the West Zone to identify and mitigate hazards, making sure the area is safe when homeowners return. Fire Suppression Repair will continue for the next few weeks.

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Evacuation Orders:

Per the Butte County Sheriff's Office

For Evacuation Orders, Warnings and Road Closures go to:

Butte County Sheriff Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner

Butte County Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews

Butte County Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/

Butte County Sheriff’s Call Center: (530) 552-3010

Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/y3d9umwr

Per the Plumas County Sheriff's Office, ( https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff )

Per the Yuba County Sheriff's Office, ( https://www.facebook.com/yubacountysheriff )

Yuba County Sheriff Twitter: https://twitter.com/YubaSheriff

Yuba County Emergency Information Page:https://www.yuba.org/emergency/

Road Closures:

For Evacuation Orders, Warnings and Road Closures go to:

Per the Butte County Sheriff's Office: ( https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews )

Butte County Sheriff Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner

Butte County Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/

Butte County Twitter: @ButteSheriff

Butte County Sheriff’s Call Center: (530) 552-3010

Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/y3d9umwr

Plumas County Sheriff's Office https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff

Yuba County Sheriff's Office, ( https://www.facebook.com/yubacountysheriff

Yuba County Sheriff Twitter: https://twitter.com/YubaSheriff

Evacuation Centers

Plumas County: Springs of Hope Church located at 59 Bell Lane Quincy.

Animal Evacuation Centers

Butte County Animal Services

Small Animals:

2279 Del Oro Ave. Oroville (FULL)

521 Cal Oak Rd., Oroville

Large Animals: Camelot Equestrian Center, 1985 Clark Road, Butte Valley

North Valley Animal Disaster Group: (530) 895-0000

Plumas County Animal Services: (530) 283-3673

Yuba County Animal Services

Small Animals: Yuba County Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave. Yuba City, Chico

Large Animals: Yuba County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse Arena 5396 Marysville Rd., Brownsville, CA

Wildlife Disaster Network. If you discover any injured wildlife contact the vetenarians on call with the Wildlife Disaster Network at (800) 942-6459.

Local Assistance Center:

The LAC (Local Assistance Center) is now open.

The LAC will be located at:

  • Feather River Parks and Recreation Gymnastics Academy 1875 Feather River Blvd. Oroville, CA
  • LAC Hours: 10AM – 6PM Monday – Friday, 10AM – 4PM Saturday, Closed Sunday

    Estimated to Remain Open for Three Weeks

    Damages and Losses

    Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

    113 Structures Damaged

    Residential, Commercial and Other

    2,342 Structures Destroyed

    Residential, Commercial and Other

    2 Injuries

    Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

    15 Fatalities

    Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Fatalities

    Cooperators & Personnel

    CAL FIRE often partners with other agencies during extended emergency incidents.

    5 Agencies

    Partner Federal, State and Local Agencies

    1487 Personnel

    Total Fire Personnel Assigned

    33 Crews

    Number of Crews Assigned

    Contact Information

    Plumas National Forest
    leslie.edlund@usda.gov or 530-316-4487
    North Complex Email Contact
    2020.northcomplex.info@firenet.gov
    Information Line for West Zone
    (530) 538-7826
    Media Line for West Zone
    (530) 521-8265

    Agency Information

    Plumas National Forest
    159 Lawrence Street Quincy, CA 95971
    (530) 283-0555
    CAL FIRE Butte Unit
    Cooperating Agencies: Butte, Plumas, and Yuba County Sheriff’s Offices, Sierra Pacific Industris, W.M. Beaty, PG&E, California Conservation Corps, Out of State Resources from California, Michigan, Utah, New Mexico, and Canada
    Claremont Fire
    Bear Fire

    Resources Assigned

    CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 11 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 14 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and nine helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

    8 Helicopters

    77 Engines

    17 Dozers

    37 Water Tenders