All evacuations for the Laura Fire lifted

Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 12:29 PM PST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2020 at 4:03 PM PST
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PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - WEDNESDAY 4 P.M. All evacuations for the Laura Fire have been lifted.

UPDATE 9 P.M. The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents who are returning to their homes to use extra caution. Damaged trees, structural damage, and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. LCSO is asking drivers to be cautious, reduce their speed, drive with headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. Residents should be aware that changing conditions in fire activity may cause the area to escalate back to a mandatory evacuation order at any time.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place for the following areas:

  • Riverview Drive from the south entrance at U.S. Highway 395 to the intersection of Cheryl Drive
  • Thelma Drive from the intersection of Roop Drive to Riverview Drive
  • The east side of Roop Drive from Thelma Drive to Cheryl Drive
  • Cheryl Drive from the intersection of Roop Drive to Riverview Drive

UPDATE 6 P.M. The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office reported all evacuation advisories for the Laura Two Fire have been lifted.

The fire was reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 south of Hwy 70 in the area of Green Gulch Ranch.

According to Sierra Front, the fire burned about 200 acres.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation notice for the communities of Vinton and Chilcoot due to a wildfire.

In an emergency alert, the sheriff’s office said: “You should leave the area immediately. If you remain, emergency personnel may not be able to help you.”

The fire can be seen on the Constantia camera through Alert Wildfire network.

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