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Poslin, Plumas NF. Three miles northeast of Scotts, CA. Chaparral, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

August 9, 2017 at 7:29 AM

Minimal fire behavior. Mop up almost complete.

August 7, 2017 at 4:50PM

Plumas NF Facebook update: Good news! Poslin is 829 acres, firefighters have cold trailed (line is cold to touch) most of the fire edge and the eastern portion is contained. Resources are focused on the northwestern corner where the fire has been burning in a pocket of timber. Earlier in the day, aircraft (air tankers, super scoopers and the sky crane) helped to strengthen the lines on the uphill edge of the fire. Engines and crews will remain on the the fire all night to patrol and mop-up as needed. Sage fires are quick!!!!! Told they hope to corral it in a couple of hours.

August 7, 2017 at 4:11 PM

It is burning on both sides of the railroad tracks; Union Pacific is working closely with the Forest Service as a result. There are no road closures or evacuations. The fire was started by lightning.

Firefighters are making excellent progress.

August 7, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Active fire behavior. Threats to Hwy 395, railroads, power lines and communications sites. The Poslin Fire is moving up the east side of Adams Peak and is well away from 395.

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The IC (Incident Commander) has aircraft and bulldozers on order in addition to many other resources. This area is typified by sage, grass and scattered juniper; great basin country on the eastern most edge of the Plumas National Forest in Lassen County. The Lassen County Sheriff was on scene to work with local residents. These types of fires are fast moving because of the oily brush. The fire may move into trees as it heads up the slopes. Estimated to be 700-900 acres this morning, the fire is burning on both sides of the railroad tracks. Union Pacific is working with the Forest Service as well. The fire was likely started by lightning from the storms that came through yesterday afternoon.

August 6, 2017 at 9:05 PM

The Poslin Fire was reported just before 6:00pm on Sunday, August 6. It is 100+ acres as of 8:00pm. It is located west of CA Hwy 395 near the Poslin Plant. All available resources have been dispatched. The fire has moved up the hill and structures are no longer threatened.