This page was last updated September 17, 2020 at 2:40 p.m. EDT.

WorldAware is following developments of the North Complex wildfire affecting Butte, Yuba, Lassen, and Plumas Counties, California. The complex fire includes the Bear Fire and Claremont Fire. As of Sept. 17, the entire North Complex blaze is approximately 280,775 acres in size and 36-percent contained. Several evacuation orders and transportation disruptions are ongoing. The status of nearby roads could change over the coming hours and days, with authorities closing routes within the wildfire complex and evacuated communities due to fire activity and the needs of response operations. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.


Intelligence Alerts

September 17, 2020 at 2:17 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across California, US, as of Sept. 17. Evacuations ongoing.

September 14, 2020 at 3:01 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across Calif., US, as of Sept. 14. Evacuations ongoing.

September 13, 2020 at 11:56 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Responders working to contain the North Complex fire in Plumas, Yuba, and Butte counties, Calif., US, as of Sept. 13. Evacuations underway.

September 11, 2020 at 6:25 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Responders working to contain the North Complex fire in Plumas, Yuba, and Butte counties, Calif., US, as of Sept. 11. Evacuations underway.

September 9, 2020 at 4:18 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Responders working to contain the Bear Fire in Plumas, Yuba, and Butte counties, Calif., US, as of Sept. 9. Evacuations underway.


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