The Loyalton Fire, only west of the Nevada state line, has consumed very nearly 30,000 sections of land in two days and hopped thruways 395 and 70 close to Hallelujah Junction.
The fire was accounted for at 4:30 p.m. Friday along Staverville Road four miles east of Loyalton.
On Saturday morning, it was recorded at 2,300 sections of land and 5% control; inside 24 hours it had developed to 20,000 sections of land.
On Saturday evening, the National Weather Service office in Reno tweeted a pressing admonition of a fire cyclone in Roberts Canyon: “incredibly hazardous fire conduct … pivoting sections and potential for fire spins.”
At midmorning Sunday, a 8-mile stretch of Highway 70 was shut down, and the Lassen County sheriff’s office gave departure orders for the north edge of the fire.
By late evening, the interstate had been resumed and those obligatory departures lifted, yet inhabitants were requested to leave homes west of Highway 395 at the fire’s south edge.
A report from the Tahoe National Forest at 5 p.m. Sunday put the real esatate consumed at 29,829, or 46 square miles.
The fire zone is 25 miles north of Truckee, 18 miles northwest of Reno.
Overwhelming smoke filled the Washoe Valley on Sunday.
The Loyalton Fire, only west of the Nevada state line, has consumed very nearly 30,000 sections of land in two days and hopped parkways 395 and 70 close to Hallelujah Junction.