TAYLORSVILLE, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Walker Fire in Plumas County has grown to 54,612 acres in size and is now 100 percent contained.
According to the United States Forest Service, the warming trend continues today with temperatures in the lower 80’s and relative humidity in the mid-20 percent range.
Winds will shift today, out of the southwest.
Precipitation is expected to move in late Friday through Sunday with temperatures in the 50’s and relative humidity near 40 percent during the day.
Snow is forecasted for Sunday night.
The Walker Fire was first discovered on Wednesday, September 4, at about midnight.
The fire is currently burning on the Plumas National Forest approximately 11 miles east of the community of Taylorsville, California.
Forest Closure: The Forest Closure Order for portions of the Mt. Hough and Beckwourth Ranger Districts on the Plumas National Forest remains in effect with the exception of the roads listed above that have been reopened. Please see Inciweb for closure information and a map of the closure area surrounding the Walker Fire.
On September 7, two cabins and seven outbuildings were destroyed in the area of Murdock Crossing when the fire grew significantly due to critical fire weather.
A total of nine structures have been lost.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This is a developing story, check back for additional information as we receive it.