Smoke column rising above the mountains north of Sierra Valley.
Credit: USFS

The DOTTA FIRE is located seven miles north of Beckwourth (Plumas County), California in Dotta Canyon the Plumas National Forest (USFS).

The fire ignited on Thursday, July 1st around 1430 hours PT from lightning.

About 500 acres of timber, brush and light slash. It is about five-percent contained.

It is expected to be contained on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Fire behavior is active with flanking, backing and torching.

Fire Officials expect this fire to likely continue backing to Horton Canyon. Crews will continue direct attack while providing structure protection.

There are about 175 total personnel with three crews, 13 engines and four helicopters.

IC is Don Freguulia/USFS.

CAL FIRE is assisting as mutual aid.

There is a chance of another thunderstorms to occur on Friday, July 21, 2021.

Stage 2 Fire restrictions are in effect as of July 1, 2021.

Total cost-to-date is about $1 million dollars for fire suppression and containment expenses.

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