In the ongoing mission to support survivors impacted by the most recent round of wildfires, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in coordination with local and state agencies, announces the opening of a new Local Assistance Center (LAC). The Plumas County LAC is intended to support survivors affected by the Beckwourth Complex and Dixie Fires. As of August 3, 2021, the lightning-sparked Beckwourth Complex Fire has burned nearly 106,000 acres and is 98-percent contained.
The Dixie Fire, on the other hand, is still very active as of August 3, 2021, burning over 253,000 acres with only 35-percent containment. As fire activity picked up this week, new evacuation orders and road closures for the Dixie Fire were issued.
A LAC is activated following major disasters to support survivors and businesses that have suffered disaster-related losses or damages. Each center is unique and locally-driven and can include support from state, federal, and non-profit agencies. For more information and real-time updates, wildfire survivors can check Plumas County’s Dixie Fire Recovery Information webpage or call the Local Assistance Center directly at (530) 283-6586.