Quincy – Plumas National Forest has lifted its closures after slowly coming to a conclusion in light of the recent massive fires in the area.
According to incident reports of both fires, the Dixie Fire reached 100 percent control on October 30, while the Beckworth Complex is controlled as of October 27.
A notice issued on Wednesday by the Plumas National Forest said all areas closed due to fire would reopen on Friday.
“The closure was originally planned for November 30, but due to the hard work of our Daman repair teams, the closure may be called off early,” the announcement said. “Forest visitors should exercise caution when entering a burned area.”
There will still be some repair work which may cause some delay for the passengers. Other hazards may also exist throughout the forest.
“Forest conditions are dynamic, and hazards such as falling trees or rolling rocks may limit access into or out of forest areas,” the declaration said. “Some of the roads were affected by fire, and were probably more difficult to cross. If you plan to enter a burned area, please be prepared for fallen trees, rocks, and rough surfaces. Carry food, water and a map and let others know about your travel plans.”
Additional information can be obtained by calling the Beckworth Ranger District at 836-2575, the Mount Hough Ranger District at 283-0555 or the Feather River Ranger District at 534-6500.
Up to date ONE conditions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/plumas/recreation.