A meeting to discuss the Chips Fire was held 12:30 p.m., Aug. 20, 2012 at Hamilton Branch Fire District.
The fire has been upgraded to a type 1 fire and is now being managed by California Intradistrict Management Team 4.
“We are very fortunate to have an incredible amount of resources from California. Due to the complexity of the fire, we are able to bring in additional resources as needed,” said Team 4 Incident Manager Rocky Oplinger.
The volunteer team from the American Red Cross of Northeast California, Almanor Basin Branch went into action Sunday, Aug. 19, in preparation for community members displaced due to fire evacuations in Canyon Dam.
“We began arriving at 5:50 p.m. and had shelter operations at the Chester Memorial Hall ready to go by 7 p.m.,” lead volunteer Linda White said Aug. 20.
Shortly after going operational, the volunteers were visited by Plumas County District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall and Plumas County Office of Emergency Services Director Jerry Sipe.