Updated Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11:07 a.m.
Containment of the Walker Fire in Plumas County climbed to 20 percent as of Wednesday morning. The fire has burned 48,321 acres.
The fire started last Wednesday northeast of Quincy in the Plumas National Forest.
Crews anticipate that cooler temperatures and higher humidity will reduce fire activity today.
The Plumas County Sheriff has reduced the evacuation level from mandatory to advisory in all areas except the Murdock Crossing and Stoney areas. The evacuation center at the Lassen County Fairgrounds is now closed.
Janesville Grade remains closed, and Genesee Valley road is closed at the Flournoy Bridge. Antelope Lake road is also closed from the Flournoy Bridge to Antelope Dam. The 111 Beckwourth Genesse Road is closed through the fire area starting at the Flournoy Bridge turnoff. Highway 395 will remain open to through traffic.
Strong winds this weekend impacted firefighters' ability to control the blaze, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The forecast into Tuesday calls for a possibility of showers and thunderstorms, which they hope will assist containment.
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