QUINCY — The Plumas National Forest has lifted its closures in light of the recent massive fires in the area slowly coming to a conclusion.
According to the incident reports for both fires, the Dixie Fire reached 100 percent containment Oct. 30 while the Beckwourth Complex has been controlled as of Oct. 27.
A notice issued by the Plumas National Forest issued Wednesday said all closure areas due to the fire will reopen Friday.
“The closure was originally planned through Nov. 30, but due to the hard work of our suppression repair teams, the closure can be terminated early,” the announcement said. “Forest visitors should exercise caution when entering a burned area.”
There will still be some repair operations which could cause some delays for travelers. Other dangers could be present as well throughout the forest.
“Forest conditions are dynamic, and hazards such as falling trees or rolling rocks can limit access into or out of forest areas,” the announcement said. “Some trails were impacted by fire, and maybe more difficult to traverse. If you plan to enter a burned area, please be prepared for downed trees, rocks, and rough surfaces. Carry food, water and maps, and let others know of your travel plans.”
Additional information can be found by calling the Beckwourth 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 forest conditions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/plumas/recreation.