The Loyalton Fire originated east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbrith and is burning north and east adjacent to the areas of Beckwourth Pass and Hallelujah Junction. The fire is now estimated at 44,147 acres and 30% contained.
As of 9 a.m. on August 18, 2020
Effective immediately, an Advisory Evacuation Order is in effect for the area of Sierra Brooks. (downgraded from Mandatory)
Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for Balls Canyon Road, Long Valley Road, and Copperfield.
Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the City of Loyalton and homes on the south side of Hwy 49 west of Loyalton to Lombardi Point.
Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the areas of Cold Springs and Bordertown.
Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the areas of Chilcoot and Vinton.
Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Hwy 49 and 70 south to
Loyalton, and to the east side of Hwy 49.
All Evacuation Orders in Lassen County have been lifted. Residents are allowed to return to their homes.
Hwy 49 is currently open.
Hwy 395 is currently open.
Hwy 70 is currently open, but under advisory as fire activity could warrant another closure.
Be advised to consider alternative travel routes. Please drive slowly with headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.