Part Of The Plumas National Forest Closed As Beckworuth Complex Continues To Grow

BECKWOURTH, Calif. (AP) – Flames that threaten homes and campgrounds have prompted evacuations and closed off a nearly 200-mile section of Northern California forest as the state prepares for a weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Beckwourth Complex, two blazes sparked by lightning that are carving their way through the eastern edge of the Plumas National Forest. Meanwhile, forecasters warn that much of California could see triple-digit weekend highs. California’s power grid operator is urging consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.