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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Dixie, Jarbo Gap
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 889,001
  • Percent Contained: 56%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 30, 2021
  • Personnel: 3,820
  • Structures Destroyed: 1,282

Dixie, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. Unified command between IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 1) and IMT 1 (GB Team 1). Fifteen miles northeast of Paradise, CA. Timber, light slash and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, group torching and short-range spotting. Several communities, numerous structures and infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.

September 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The fire continues to burn actively within the control lines. Interior islands had active ground fire with isolated torching this afternoon. The smoke was held over the fire by a strengthening inversion layer which moderated fire behavior. Crews will continue to complete direct and indirect containment lines south of Old Station and hold HWY 44 corridor. Crews continue to complete line in steep and rugged terrain in the wilderness of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Resources are also completing contingency line north and south of Janesville and Milford. A wind event is predicted in the area, therefore; crews are providing structure protection while ensuring firefighter safety.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Fire was very active in the Coyote Hills, Horton Ridge, and Ross Canyon areas this afternoon. Firefighters building line on the fire’s southeastern edge were challenged by shifting winds as the fire progressed southeast into dense forest fuels. Additional crews were in Dixie Valley protecting structures. Aircraft were assisting crews with retardant and water drops.

Scooper aircraft were committed to the fire backing down the escarpment heading east towards Highway 395. Helicopters worked to keep the fire confined to the top of the escarpment. Crews and engines worked closely with firefighters from the West Zone to reinforce line on the north flank while the south flank was steered towards the Sugar Fire scar of the Beckwourth Complex.

Resources held and improved dozer and handline from Clover Valley to the east side of Lake Davis. No fire grew beyond constructed line from the west side of Lake Davis to Grizzly Ridge and northeast towards Taylorsville as crews patrolled and monitored that line protecting the Highway 70 corridor. Fire near Devil’s Punchbowl south of Taylorsville held in check as firefighters improved line along the steep terrain north and south of Montgomery Creek. Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord assisted crews in the Genesee area with mop-up, establishing 100 feet of protection around structures. Structure protection continued within Clover Valley, Dixie Valley, Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.

September 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM

As of 1:00 PM Plumas County is changing areas from a Mandatory Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning: Canyon Dam [PLU Zone 5C], Harkness and Warner Valley, Kelly Mountain [ PLU Zone 41]

September 4, 2021 at 9:27 AM

Wind-driven flames pushed out of the southeast end of the fire near the intersection of Forest Roads 01 and 177 yesterday afternoon to the south end of Horton Ridge. As a result, crews worked overnight to protect structures in Dixie Valley and build line, keeping pace with the fire as it progressed along Forest Road 01 towards Rose Canyon. Crews will continue more of this work today to protect Dixie Valley. Fire burning on the escarpment threatens to advance towards Highway 395. On top of the escarpment, the fire is moving to the east towards the Sugar Fire burn scar. Crews and engines are working closely with firefighters from the West Zone to develop line on both sides of the escarpment blaze and prepare and defend structures in Milford. Resources will hold and improve dozer and handline from Clover Valley to the east side of Lake Davis, and from the west side of Lake Davis to Grizzly Ridge then further north to Taylorsville, to protect the Highway 70 corridor. Structure protection continues within Clover Valley, Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.

Dixie Fire West Zone – Overnight, the fire activity was limited to lower intensity ground fire in the understory. Heavy material continued to smolder and consume itself, in part because of the limited humidity recovery in the mid and higher elevations. Today, the inversion will begin to set in keeping more smoke in the fire area. Interior islands will continue to burn out and create short range spotting if near the control lines. The portions of the fire which burned over 30 days ago will continue to smolder for a period of time. Temperatures will continue to rise through the weekend. The relative humidity will remain low and winds will return to a general southwest flow. The smoke will be in the fire area lingering and may limit air operations throughout the day.

Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant and to monitor evacuation information and road closures, including social media and local law enforcement websites for the most current information. Residents will see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Proceed with caution because burned out areas may have unseen hazards. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses. Damage assessment remains ongoing. Change in threatened structures due to new Evacuation Warnings in Lassen, Plumas and Shasta County.

September 3, 2021 at 7:06 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Smoke remained over the fire in the Janesville and Milford area, moderating the temperature so we did not see the typical uptake of afternoon winds. Crews continue to complete and strengthen contingency lines both north and south of Janesville and Milford. Fire crews continue to make good progress while keeping a heightened sense of awareness in preparation for a change in conditions. The fire remains south of HWY 44 and crews continue strengthening lines around Old Station and surrounding communities. Lassen National Park continues to work with fire crews to address firefighter safety in the park. Fire crews will continue to use old control lines from previous fires, where applicable, as well as establishing new lines. Fuel moistures are historically low, and Northern California remains under a Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory. East winds prevailed today and this evening the south west winds may make a comeback along the HWY 395 escarpment.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Fire is still burning on the escarpment above Hwy 395 and has potential to come down towards Hwy 395, west of Oliver Lane. Up onto of the escarpment the fire mainly burned to the east towards the Sugar Fire burn scar.

Further to the south, around 5 p.m., a finger of fire burned actively from Coyote Hills, burning across the Forest Road 177, towards Horton Ridge to the southeast. Crews and engines continued to work closely with firefighters from the West Zone to develop line on both sides of the fingershaped blaze and continued to prepare and defend structures in Milford. Dozer line was constructed further down the west edge of the finger-shaped burned area to the Queens Creek.

On the east side, where the fire was most active, dozers and engines prepositioned to start flanking the new growth and protect structures in Dixie Valley. In the Clover Valley area, crews reinforced dozer line on the north side of Turner Ridge to Lake Davis. This line was holding.

Containment lines from the west side of Lake Davis to Grizzly Ridge is holding as well. In Taylorsville control lines continued to be reinforced, mopped up, and patrolled to protect the Highway 70 corridor. Ten hand crews of soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord joined the fire fight today, assisting firefighters in Genesee, Grizzly Ridge, and Clover Valley areas. Structure protection continued within Clover Valley, Dixie Valley, Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg. Scooper aircraft and helicopters assisted line construction and mop-up throughout the area.

September 3, 2021 at 7:17 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The fire continued to burn actively through the night with terrain driven winds. The northern portion of the fire burned in the understory with isolated torching in the northern section west of HWY 44. The southern portion of the fire burned downslope towards HWY 395 until the winds subsided and started to change direction about midnight. Crews from the West Zone are assisting the East Zone to complete contingency lines both north and south of Janesville and Milford. Fire crews will continue to use old control lines from previous fires, where applicable, as well establishing new lines. Fuel moistures are historically low, and Northern California remains under Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory. Today, light east to southeast winds are forecasted across the east of the fire area.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Resources are positioned to keep the fire from spreading east and north towards Dixie Valley and Milford as well as south towards Clover Valley and Portola. Crews will construct line directly on the fires edge and work in coordination with the West Zone to get around the finger-shaped blaze from Queen Creek to the escarpment and bring in air resources to keep fire from impacting Milford and Highway 395. Crews will continue to prepare and defend structures in Milford. The containment line from the west side of Lake Davis to Grizzly Ridge and north to Taylorsville will continue to be reinforced, moppedup, and patrolled to protect the Highway 70 corridor. Ten handcrews of soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord will join the fire fight today, assisting firefighters in Genessee, Grizzly Ridge, and Clover Valley areas. Structure protection remains in place within Clover Valley, Dixie Valley, Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.

September 2, 2021 at 6:56 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Today crews worked in Lassen Volcanic National Park to remove dangerous dead standing trees. Tomorrow crews plan to use mechanical equipment to remove dead trees that are a threat to firefighters safety. This will enable firefighters to work directly on the fires edge to complete black line in the area. Resources have been able to hold the line by HWY 44. There were a few calls for service reporting hot spots in the Westwood and Almanor areas that were easily mitigated. Crews continue to conduct patrol and mop up in the Janesville area. Several resources from the West Zone have moved to assist the East Zone near Davis Lake and along the 395 corridors. Crews completed structure defense, building dozer and hand lines around the houses, in the event fire comes over the escarpment. Fixed wing aircraft is currently flying over the fire area this evening.

Dixie Fire East Zone: As of late Thursday afternoon, the head of the fire that grew eight miles yesterday northeast of Queen Creek towards Black Mountain had reached the escarpment above HWY 395. Firefighters, working closely with the West Zone, were building dozer line on either side of the fingershaped blaze, but spot fires on the southeast flank were hampering that effort as the fire progressed into the Dixie Mountain State Game Refuge. Crews were also in Milford conducting structure protection. In the Clover Valley area, crews were continuing to build dozer line on the northeast side of Turner Ridge to connect with forest road 177. Aircraft was assisting with water and retardant drops to cool and smother the fireline and spots. Completed line from the west side of Lake Davis to Grizzly Ridge and north to Taylorsville continued to be reinforced and was holding well to protect the HYW 70 corridor. Structure protection remains in place within Clover Valley, Dixie Valley, Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.

September 2, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire activity reduced slightly over night. The West Zone and East Zone are working collaboratively to keep the fire from impacting HWY 395. Crews will continue to complete lines in steep and rugged terrain in the Lassen Volcanic National Park using direct attack and air operations when and where possible. Many resources and equipment will be working aggressively along HWY 395 to establish containment and provide structure protection in and around the communities of Janesville, Milford, Buntingville, Herlong and Junction. Crews continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines south of Old Station and along HWY 44 monitoring for spot fires across the highway while protecting critical fiber optic cable. The remainder of the fire continued to smolder and consume heavier materials and interior islands. Southwest winds are predicted to continue a downward trend with only a few wind gusts up to 20 mph predicted this afternoon.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Crews will work closely with the West Zone today to keep fire that made a strong run to the northeast yesterday from impacting Milford and Highway 395. Efforts will include constructing direct and indirect containment lines where there are opportunities to reduce spread to the northwest and southeast. Dozer line from Lake Davis to Clover Valley, and then further north, will be constructed to keep fire from spreading east towards Dixie Valley. To keep the fire away from Hwy 70 corridor, crews will continue focusing on extending dozer line down Grizzly Ridge and tie into the shore of Lake Davis. Structure protection remains in place within Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.

September 2, 2021 at 8:02 AM

Road Closure on State Route 36 between Westwood and Susanville will be lifted in Lassen County. Between the Junction of State Route 44 and County Road A-21. Traffic Control Measures and a Pilot Car will be in place for the Good Fred Construction Project.

September 1, 2021 at 8:28 PM

Update on emergency evacuation shelters for Lassen County residents

Due to the Dixie Fire’s updated evacuation orders in Lassen County, for anyone needing shelter it is recommended for Lassen County residents to check-in at the

American Red Cross shelter in Reno, Nevada.
Reno Sparks Convention Center, Hall #3*
4590 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Entrance is on the East side of the building. Follow the signage * Hall change

American Red Cross is requesting that anyone arriving at the shelter bring their medication and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for multiple days, and important papers such as insurance cards.

Please keep in mind all weapons, drugs, alcohol and personal bedding/pillows are not permitted at the shelter.

COVID-19 has not changed the Red Cross mission and are providing the same type of support.

Ensuring people have a safe place to stay during a disaster is a critical part of the Red Cross mission, but how sheltering efforts are supported may be different in each community, depending on local emergency plans and the scale of the disaster.
To help keep everybody safe, everyone is required to wear face coverings in their emergency shelters.
In addition, they are using health screenings, enhanced cleaning procedures, and encouraging social distancing as much as possible.
The Red Cross helps anyone in need after disaster, and everyone is welcome in their shelters.
If you lost your home or it sustained major damage, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
For additional shelter questions call 530-251-8128

Animals needing shelter can be housed at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Liability, feed, security, and care of animals housed at the Fairgrounds are the sole responsibility of the animal’s owner. Check-in will be available at the Fair Office during normal business hours. If you have any questions about animal sheltering, please contact Fair Manager, Kaitlyn Downing at (530) 588-8627.

September 1, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Fire behavior was active with group torching, wind driven runs and short-range spotting observed. Repopulation is occurring where safely possible. Evacuation Orders and Warnings issued and remain in effect. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure, high value private timberlands, Multiple Watersheds, critical wildlife habitat, multiple Cultural and historical sites, and to the Lassen N.P. Headquarters and multiple fire and ranger stations in the area. Portions of Highway 36, and 89 remain closed with a threat to Highway 44 and 395, and 70. Lassen Park closure in effect. Pacific Crest Trail closed in the area. Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax), Type 1 GB Team 1 (Kuo). CAL Fire Team 1 in command of West Zone, GB Team 1 in command of East Zone.

September 1, 2021 at 5:47 PM

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office has issued new evacuation warning for the following areas:

North Doyle area west of Hwy 395 from the County Rd A26 intersection south to Berniece Ln and all roads accessed by Pickens Rd – Zones LAS E001-C, D, E

September 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office has issued new evacuations orders for the following areas: Milford and Herlong area east (lake side) of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade intersection south to County Rd A26/Garnier Rd east to Pole Line Rd north of A25 and east to but NOT including Sierra Army Depot on the south side of A25– Zone LAS-002-B, Zones LASE008-A, B,E002-C

September 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Lassen County Evacuation Order Issued Milford area west (mountain side) of Hwy 395 from Raker Place south to the intersection of County Rd A26/Garnier Rd – Zones LAS-E010-A, E009-A&B, E001A

September 1, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Lassen County Evacuation Warning Issued
When: Effective Immediately
Where: Herlong area north of County Rd A25 from Long Valley Creek East to Pole Line Rd – Zone LAS-E053-B

All previously issued orders and warnings remain in place

September 1, 2021 at 8:07 AM

State Route 44 is open from Old Station to State Route 36.

September 1, 2021 at 7:28 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Crews continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines south of Old Station. Resources continue to establish containment lines to hold the Hwy 44 during corridor. Crews will continue to complete contingency lines both north and south of Janesville and Milford respectively. The Union Pacific Fire Train continues to protect critical infrastructure. Aircraft will continue to provide support as conditions allow. Today weather will continue to be warm and dry with high winds. Temperatures will be 72-84 degrees during the day. The red flag warning has expired; however, conditions and fuels can still create fire conditions resistant to control. Winds will continue to be strong enough to keep the primary direction of the fire progressing towards the northeast. Diminishing winds could produce column development if the fire becomes established. Due to limited humidity recovery, dry fuels will continue to be extremely receptive to embers.

Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant and to monitor evacuation information and road closures, including social media and local, law enforcement websites, for the most current information. Residents will see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Proceed with caution because burned out areas may have unseen hazards. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses. Damage assessment remains ongoing. Change in threatened structures due to new Evacuation Warnings, in Lassen, Plumas and Shasta County.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Fire is continuing its southeast progression in the Grizzly Ridge/Ward Creek area between East Quincy and the 2019 Walker Fire scar as well as northerly to the east of the Walker Fire scar. Yesterday, firefighters actively engaged the fire along Queens Creek Road with air and ground resources that checked the spread but did not completely halt forward movement. Spot fires across the road and rough conditions made operations difficult for firefighters. The fire moved about 2 miles to the east and north in alignment with the wind, terrain, and fuel. Fire behavior predictions indicate a continued push towards Hwy 395 to the east aided by southwest winds. Crews will work today to keep fire south and west of Last Chance drainage in cooperation with CALFIRE Team 1. Efforts also continue to focus on extending dozer line down Grizzly Ridge and tie into the shore of Lake Davis to direct the fire away from Hwy 70 corridor as well as from Lake Davis to Clover Valley to keep fire from spreading south. Structure protection remains in place within Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.

August 31, 2021 at 7:27 PM

Extreme fire behavior today with group torching and long range spotting reported. A Red Flag Warning for strong winds and low RH thru 2300 tonight. Repopulation is occurring where safely possible. Evacuation Orders and Warnings issued and remain in effect. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure, high value private timberlands, Multiple Watersheds, critical wildlife habitat, multiple Cultural and historical sites, and to the Lassen N.P. Headquarters and multiple fire and ranger stations in the area. Portions of Highway 36, 44 and 89 remain closed with a threat to Highway 395,and 70. Lassen Park closure in effect.

August 31, 2021 at 12:31 PM

Plumas County Sheriff’s Office: The following areas are being changed from a Mandatory Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning:

  • Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road [PLU Zone 006]
  • Hwy 36 south to the west side of Hwy 89, including Mud Lake, Soldiers Meadows, and Shanghai Creek area, south to Humbug Road, and west to Butte County line [PLU Zone 006A]
  • From the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction, north along Stover Mountain Road to the County Line, and west from the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction along the south side of the highway to the county line. [PLU Zone 007]
  • Chester Juniper Lake Road north, Hwy 312 northwest, Forest Road 28N61 north west. [PLU Zone 008A]

WATER: Please consult your water district authority for information on drinking water quality.

Essential services: Will likely be delayed in starting back up again. There remains potential risk of intermittent power outages for the remainder of this fire.

August 31, 2021 at 12:16 PM

Lassen County Evacuations Warnings Issued

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office has issued new evacuation warnings for the following areas:

Milford area east (lake side) of Hwy 395 from the Thunder Mountain Rd intersection south to County Rd A26/Garnier Rd. This includes the south side of County Rd A25 east to but NOT including Sierra Army Depot – Zones LAS-E011-A, E008-A, B, E002-B, C

August 31, 2021 at 11:34 AM

The following Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued due to the Dixie Fire:
Beckwourth Genesee Road east through Dixie Valley Road to the Plumas County line and north to the Plumas County line. This includes Dixie Valley and Frenchman Lake. [PLU 34, PLU 37, PLU 43-A and 43-B]

Anyone here should leave the area immediately, you should take your pets and necessary items, papers, including medications and evacuate now! Check in at the local shelter, even if you don’t plan to stay there. Drive with your lights on.

View the evacuation zone map here.
https://tinyurl.com/uhtzz3px

SHELTER INFORMATION
Holy Family Catholic Church at 108 Taylor Ave, Portola

ANIMAL INFORMATION If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services at 283-3673. Large animals can also be accommodated.

August 31, 2021 at 7:43 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to aggressively fight active fire on several fronts. Firefighters working in the Lassen Volcanic National Park continue to work just off the fire’s edge, reducing fuels and improving containment lines. Firefighters continue to improve and construct primary, secondary, and contingency lines, as well as reduce fuels in the area north of the fire’s edge. The Union Pacific Fire Train is working to protect critical infrastructure. This critical fire weather pattern is predicted to continue, with Red Flag warnings in effect due to gusty southwest winds and very low, single digit, relative humidity. Aircraft will continue to provide support as conditions allow. Firefighters continue to patrol fire lines, reinforce primary control lines, and establish secondary and contingency lines. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Low relative humidity and Red Flag warnings will resume this morning and is forecasted to continue through this evening. In the Mount Ingalls, Red Clover Creek areas, strong southwest winds will continue to increase fire activity as it did yesterday. Smoke plumes should again be visible for miles. Fire Crews shored up the dozer lines along Grizzly ridge as they firmly hold the line on the western side. Contingency dozer lines are being constructed in the Squaw Queen Creek area to help drive the fire from the North Lake Davis area up into the Walker scar, where fuel loads are lighter. Mop up continues around the homes in Genesee Valley and into Taylorsville with tactical patrols, responding to any smoke reports, and actively looking for any hot spots. New contingency lines are being added between the fire, Greenhorn, Portola, and the communities further south all the way around North Lake Davis to protect the homes.

August 30, 2021 at 9:08 PM

Lassen County Sheriff’s Office:

A new Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for:

  • North of Hwy 44 from Forest Route 33NO2 east to County Rd A21 and north to Crater Lake Campground – Zones LAS-E035-F

A NEW EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for:

  • Antelope Mountain and Campbell Mountain area east of County Rd A21 and west of County Rd A1 – Zone LAS-E035-B and E035-I

All previously issued orders and warnings remain in place.

August 30, 2021 at 7:18 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to aggressively fight active fire on several fronts, as elevated wind conditions persist and contribute to irratic fire behavior. Red flag warnings are in place through Tuesday night. Aircraft will continue to provide support as conditions allow. Firefighters continue to patrol fire lines, reinforce primary control lines, and establish secondary and contingency lines. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Low relative humidity and Red Flag warnings are expected to continue through Tuesday evening. Strong southwest winds created extreme fire behavior, resulting in large columns of smoke that continued to challenge firefighters on Grizzly Ridge. Fire Crews shored up the dozer lines, along Grizzly ridge as they add depth and continue to firmly hold the line. Dozer lines are are being extended east of Grizzly ridge to tie the fire back in to the Walker scar. Mop up continues in Genesee Valley and into Taylorsville with tactical patrols on active look out for any hot spots and responding to any smoke reports. New contingency lines are being added between the fire, Greenhorn, Portola, and the communities further south all the way around North Lake Davis to protect the homes, should the need arise.

August 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Dixie Fire Evacuation and Road Closure information from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

PLUMAS COUNTY MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS

  • Long Valley and north of Seneca areas [PLU Zone 004B]
  • Canyon Dam [PLU Zone 5C]
  • Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road [PLU Zone 006]
  • Hwy 36 south to the west side of Hwy 89, including Mud Lake, Soldiers Meadows, and Shanghai Creek area, south to Humbug Road, and west to Butte County line [PLU Zone 006A]
  • Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. at SR89, south along Humbug Humboldt Rd. to the intersection with Humboldt Rd., west to the Round Valley Creek and Deer Creek intersect, north along the Tehama County Line to the intersection SR36, east along SR36 to the intersection of SR89, south along SR89 to the intersection with Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd.[PLU Zone 6B]
  • From the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction, north along Stover Mountain Road to the County Line, and west from the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction along the south side of the highway to the county line. [PLU Zone 007]
  • Chester Juniper Lake Road north, Hwy 312 northwest, Forest Road 28N61 north west. [PLU Zone 008A]
  • Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls [PLU Zone 11]
  • North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley, from upper Williams Valley and upper Pecks Valley east to include all portions of North Valley Rd. Residents of Diamond Mtn. Rd can return home. [PLU Zone 013]
  • Greenville area [PLU Zone 014]
  • Taylorsville [PLU Zone 15A]
  • East side of Mt. Hough, east to Tower Rock and the south edge of Genesee. Includes Emigrant Rd. Zone [PLU Zone 16A]
  • Peters Creek Area, North Arm [PLU Zone 18A/B] Only residents of Diamond Mountain Road are permitted to return home, and can only go up Diamond Mountain Road to Lights Creek Lane; there is a road closure just past Lights Creek Lane.
  • Lone Rock, Includes Moonlight Valley, Engel Mine, Lone Rock Valley, and a portion of Growers Blvd. USFS Rd. 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen line, and east to Diamond Mountain area, south to Lone Rock [PLU Zone 19]
  • Heart “K” Ranch, Includes Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south to the border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor Diggins Mine [PLU Zone 020]
  • Grizzly/Tower: Beckwourth Genesee Rd south of Antelope Lake Rd to Grizzly Ridge and North of Argentine Lookout [Plu Zone 21]
  • ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Rd to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of Beckwourth Genesee Road. [PLU Zone 28]
  • Moonlight Valley, Engel Mine, Lone Rock Valley, and a portion of Fruit Growers Blvd. [PLU Zone 29]
  • Antelope, includes the area surrounding Antelope Lake, North to the Plumas/Lassen Line, East to the Plumas Lassen Line, including Fruit Growers Blvd USFS Road 28N32, Indian Creek Road, Diamond Mountain Way, and the area of Thompson Creek & Boulder Creek. [PLU Zone 30]
  • The unpopulated area of Babcock Crossing, Elephants Playground, and Murdock Crossing areas. This includes Beckwourth-Genesee at Clover Creek Loop, North to area of Drum Bridge, North to area of Babcock crossing. East to Big
  • Flat Spring, South to 25N05, West to Beckwourth Genesee Road [PLU Zone 31]
  • Ingalis: South of Beckwourth Genesee Road to the NW side of Lake Davis along Grizzly Ridge to the west and including the Walker Mine [PLU Zone 33]
  • North of Lake Davis from the intersection of Beckwourth-Taylorsville Road and the Bagley pass Road, north to Zone 31.[PLU 35-A]
  • Lake Davis, north of Lake Davis Road to Gate Place, includes all sides of Lake Davis [PLU 35-B]
  • Manzanita Mtn. Echo Lake areas. North of Hwy 36 [PLU Zone 38]
  • SwainMtn, Echo lake, Star Butte area [PLU Zone 39]
  • Sifford Mountain, North Stover Mountain [PLU Zone 40]
  • Harkness and Warner Valley, Kelly Mountain [ PLU Zone 041]

Plumas County Evacuation Warnings

  • Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir [PLU Zone 3]
  • The community of Seneca south to Hwy70 [PLU Zone 4A]
  • East shore of Highway 147 [PLU Zone 010]
  • Northwest of Round Valley Lake to Long Valley Mine and north to Hwy 89 [PLU Zone 011]
  • Crescent Mills [PLU Zone 014A]
  • North of Mt. Hough, west of Taylorsville [PLU Zone 15]
  • Mt. Hough north of Quincy to south of Arlington Road, and Oakland Campground area [PLU Zone 016B]
  • North side of Chandler Road from Quincy Jct. Rd east to Hwy 70 and the north side of Hwy 70 from Chandler Rd east to just west of Massack.[PLU Zone 17-C and 17-D]
  • Hwy 70 at Massack, east to the east side of Lee Summit and everything north of those locations to the area of Argentine Rock and the south boundary of Zone 21. This includes Greenhorn and the north side of Spring Garden. [PLU Zone 22-A]
  • Hwy 70 at the east side of Lee Summit, east to the area of Hwy 70 and Mohawk Vista West entrance and everything north of those locations to the area of Happy Valley and the south boundary of Zone 33. This includes the north side of Sloat, Cromberg, Mt. Tomba, and the north side of Hwy 70 near Blairsden [PLU 32-A]
  • Dixie Mountain, north to the Plumas Lassen County Line, to include, Jordan Flats, Ferris Flat, Fitch Canyon and Cottonwood Mountain [PLU Zone 34]
  • North side of Delleker. Hwy 70 at Willow Creek Rd, east to Hwy 70 at West Street (Portola) and everything north to Smith Peak.[PLU 35-C]
  • North side of Hwy 70 from Mohawk Vista Drive west entrance, east to Hwy 70 at Willow Creek Road and everything north to Smith Peak and Five Points. This includes the area of Mohawk Vista.[PLU 36-A]
  • North side of Delleker. Hwy 70 at Willow Creek Rd, east to Hwy 70 at West Street (Portola) and everything north to Smith Peak.[PLU 36-C]
  • East of Crocker Mountain toward Reconnaissance Peak and Dixie Mountain and from the Beckwourth Genesee Road at 23N53 north to 28N01 [PLU 37]
  • Beckwourth-Genesee Road at USFS road 23N53, north to Zone 7. From Crocker Mtn east toward reconnaissance Peak. [PLU 42-A]
  • North side of Beckwourth. North side of Hwy 70 from County Rd A23, east to County Rd A24 and north toward Table Rock.[PLU 42-C]
  • North side of Portola. Hwy 70 at West Street east to Hwy 70 at A23 (Beckwourth-Calpine Road) and everything north to the southern edge of 35-B (south of Lake Davis) [PLU 42-D]
  • Sugar Loaf: Frenchman Road near Bloomer Lake Road, north to the county line, and the Plumas side of Doyle Grade [PLU Zone 43A]

Road Closures and Information

For current State Highway/Route information visit roads.dot.ca.gov

Shelter Information

Holy Family Catholic Church at 108 Taylor Ave, Portola
If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services at 283-3673 or after hours
283-6300. Large animals/livestock can also be accommodated

August 30, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Tehama County Evacuations Warnings Issued Effective Immediately

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office will reduce the final two evacuation orders to warnings for the Dixie Fire in Tehama County at noon on 08/30/21. Zones C18 and C19, described as the Wilson Lake area and all areas north and east to the county line will be under an evacuation warning.

The following zones remain under an evacuation warning: The area of Mill Creek and areas north from highway 36 to the county line, south of highway 36 to the Mill Creek Plateau and east to the Butte/Plumas county line. These zones are listed as B17, C17, D17, 227 and 228 on the digital evacuation map. The other zones remaining under a current warning are D18, D19, E18 and E19 described as the highway 32 corridor to the Butte County line.

August 30, 2021 at 7:23 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to aggressively fight active fire, as winds increase into the beginning of the week, bringing red flag conditions in some areas, and extreme fire behavior is expected. Firefighters continue to patrol fire lines, reinforce primary control lines, and establish secondary and contingency lines. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain. Cooperating agencies continue to work for the safety of crews, including scouting for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous trees and vegetation.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Red Flag winds and very low relative humidities are expected tomorrow through Tuesday evening. These southwest winds will challenge firefighters on Grizzly Ridge over the next few days as the fire burns actively. Fire Crews continue to shore up the dozer lines around Grizzly ridge toward the Walker fire scar as dozers lines were constructed all the way up to Antelope Lake. Everything east of the Genesee Valley remains secure and mop up continues with tactical patrols looking for hot spots. From the Genesee Valley into Taylorsville crews continue aggressively mopping up as six extra fire engines were added to the protection zones around structures. Several contingency lines have been added between the fire and Quincy, Greenhorn, and communities further south. Crews continue constructing contingency lines north of Lake Davis to protect the homes.

August 29, 2021 at 7:55 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: As winds increase overnight and into the next couple of days, extreme fire behavior can be expected. Firefighters continue to patrol fire lines, reinforce primary control lines, and establish secondary and contingency lines. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain. Firefighters continue to aggressively fight fire to protect assets. Cooperating agencies continue to work for the safety of crews, including scouting for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous trees and vegetation.

Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses. Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Proceed with caution. Burned out areas have unseen hazards below ground and overhead. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to deal with such flames themselves.

Dixie Fire East Zone: As this afternoon’s inversion layer lifted, the fire became very active along the Grizzly Ridge, Ward Creek areas moving southeast towards Mount Ingle. This sent up a column of smoke that could be seen for miles. Fire Crews continued to work to box it in and push it up to the Walker fire scar. Everything east of the Genesee Valley remains secure and mop up continues with tactical patrols looking for hot spots. From the Genesee Valley into Taylorsville crews continue aggressively mopping up and widening the protection zones around structures. Resources have completed several contingency lines between the fire and Quincy, Greenhorn, and communities further south. Crews continue to build contingency lines north of Lake Davis to protect the homes. Current southwest winds with gusts to 25 mph are expected to significantly strengthen into Red Flag warnings.

August 29, 2021 at 6:38 PM

At 4:00 PM (8/29/2021) the following area Evacuation Warning has been lifted by Plumas County Sheriff:

East shore of Lake Almanor from Hwy 147 at old Haun Rd, north to the intersection of Hwy 147 and County Road A13. [PLU Zone 10-B]

UPDATED Evacuation Zone MAP: community.zonehaven.com

Residents should evaluate their own circumstances when determining if they will return
home.

August 29, 2021 at 9:22 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Relative humidity remained low throughout the day. Firefighters continue to patrol fire lines and reinforce control lines. Extremely dry vegetation continues to allow for spot fires, which firefighters have constantly watched out for and quickly suppressed. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain. Firefighters continue to aggressively fight fire to protect assets. Control lines are holding near Janesville and Susanville. Cooperating agencies continue to work for the safety of crews, including scouting for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous trees and vegetation.

Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses. Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to deal with such flames themselves.

Fire backs slowly down near Taylorsville on Aug. 28

Dixie Fire East Zone: The Grizzly/Walker spot fire became very active this afternoon and stood up a sizable and very visible column. Both the Grizzly spot and the Walker spot have burned together south of Genesee Valley Road, and the column is in the Wards Creek area, south of where those two fires merged. The fire continues to move southward through heavy timber and dense fuel. Additional resources have been requested and available resources already on the Dixie Fire have been moved to the area to assist in prepping lines to the south. This additional work is anticipated to be completed before the red flag warning that is forecast for Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the East Zone was in patrol and mop up status today.

August 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Humidity recovery was poor through the mid to higher elevations allowing the fire to continue to burn actively throughout the night. Isolated torching and short runs were observed with some spotting ahead of the fire. Other portions of the fire continued to have active ground fire. Firefighters continue to work closely with cooperating agencies to ensure the safety of crews to scout for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous trees and vegetation.

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Dixie Fire East Zone: Yesterday the inversion stayed in place almost the entire day over the East Zone of the fire. While this limited air operations until late in the day, it also slowed fire growth. Everything east of the Genesee Valley is looking secure and is in the final stages of mop up and tactical patrol. From the Genesee Valley into Taylorsville crews are aggressively mopping up and strengthening lines around structures. The main focus of work at this point is the spot fires on the south side of the Genesee Valley, especially reducing westward movement of the Grizzly spot. Crews and equipment continue to make good progress on the control line down Grizzly Ridge and then east towards the Walker Fire scar. In addition, resources have completed several contingency lines between the fire and Quincy, Greenhorn, and communities further south. They are also working on contingency lines north of Lake Davis. Stronger winds are forecasted today before they strengthen significantly Sunday and Monday.

August 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Winds shifted throughout the day creating spotting potential across control lines. Winds were largely terrain driven during the afternoon with gusts of 15 mph. Temperatures are forecasted to rise over the next few days. Critically low fuel moisture levels continue to cause difficulty in suppressing the fire spread. The northern flank of the fire is holding at SR 36 though spot fires continue to occur. The western flank of the fire is established on the Mill Creek Plateau. Continued patrol and improvement of containment lines is ongoing.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Today smoke sat on top of the fire for the majority of the day. Aircraft were unable to fly due to visibility issues, and the dense smoke has also affected the ability of ground resources to carry out some planned activities. Around 5:00pm they were able to engage on the grizzly spot. While the smoke hampered aviation activities the smoke has also dampened fire behavior. In Taylorsville, as well as the Genesee Valley, fire activity was moderate, and mop-up continues. In Taylorsville, prep work continues on the mountain west of town, widening the dozer line and improving the protection around structures. Up on the Grizzly spot fire, crews continue trying to secure yesterday’s spot on the west side while watching for new spots. Work to improve and widen the contingency lines on the southeast side of Grizzly Ridge continue. Tactical patrols continue in the Antelope Lake area and Dyer Mountain.

August 27, 2021 at 6:54 PM

Active fire behavior today with group torching, short-range spotting and wind driven runs. Repopulation is occurring where safely possible. Evacuation Orders and Warnings issued and remain in effect with additional Evacuation Orders and Warnings issued. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure, major County service facilities threatened such as Lassen County Hospital, Sheriff’s office, Lassen County Court, Supervisor’s chamber and fire station. Threats to high value private timberlands, Multiple Watersheds, critical wildlife habitat, and multiple Cultural and historical sites. Portions of Highway 36 and 89 remain closed with a threat to Highway 395. Lassen Park closure in effect. Pacific Crest Trail closed in the area.

Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 3 (See), Type 1 CA Team 1 (McGowan) and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax), Type 1 CA Team 1 (McGowan). CAL Fire Team 1 in command of West Zone, CA Team 1 in command of East Zone. Type 1 GB Team 1 (Kuo) assigned, Planned transition East Zone 8/29.

August 27, 2021 at 7:51 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Light winds along with the start of a warming trend are expected on Friday. Temperatures are forecasted to be above normal through the weekend with poor overnight recoveries and possible single digit RH values. An increase in fire behavior is anticipated with this forecasted hot and dry weather.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The fire by Janesville and Milford has not seen a change in its footprint. Although smoke continues to be seen, it is all well interior. There was also progress made in the vicinity of Antelope Lake. Along Genesee Valley Road crews continue to find and extinguish spot fires from the Grizzly spot.

The Grizzly spot fire reached the top of Grizzly Ridge and firefighters are working down the ridge with it to the south, burning as necessary to keep it from moving to the west. This will continue today. Multiple contingency lines have been constructed between Grizzly Ridge and Quincy and Greenhorn. The Grizzly spot continues moving west, but lines are being constructed and improved to protect Taylorsville. Aircraft will continue to work at slowing its movement using both water and retardant as air quality allows.

Equipment is also working north of Davis Lake on contingency lines. The fire backing down Mt. Jura to the east of Taylorsville has reached the bottom of the valley, the lines have held, and crews will continue mopping up today. Around Dyer Mountain work continues to mop up heat. There has been no movement along Fruit Growers Blvd. Out towards Storrie, tactical mop up continues.

August 26, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Taylorsville was in extensive mop up today and there were no new spots. Some of the crews were repositioned today to go up on the ridge to prep the dozer line behind town. Firefighters will continue to prep and widening the dozer line.

There was a slop over the western edge of the Grizzly spot near the top of the peak. While the Feather River Hotshots tried to hold it, the fire behavior forced them to retreat and aircraft continued to try to cool it down and stop the spread. On Grizzly Ridge they are expecting additional spotting tomorrow as well, especially into the drainages which may make runs to the ridge top.

Fire managers are shifting resources to assist in Taylorsville and on Grizzly Ridge. Mop up will continue in the Peter’s Creek area, as will structure protection in Wards Creek and Grizzly Creek. Work on alternative contingency lines will continue to protect Davis Lake and other communities directly south. Work continues to secure line at Antelope Lake and Dyer Mountain.

The weather is forecasted to make a switch from terrain driven, to NE 5-10 mph with gusts to 15mph. Everything will remain dry with single digit humidity which will make more fuels readily available to burn.

August 26, 2021 at 7:16 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Winds calmed after sunset but the fire remained active well into the night. Spotting and torching was limited to areas in and around Lassen Park with fire burning in a number of remote areas with limited access and steep and rugged terrain. Temperatures today are expected to increase with decreasing winds from the north and northwest. Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses. Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to deal with such flames themselves.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Overnight hotshot crews continued to work the fire down off Mt. Jura to the valley bottom to secure Taylorsville. They continue to aggressively mop up heavy materials to reduce spotting. No spots have occurred. Today resources will focus on holding this line. Resources were actively engaged in structure protection in the Genesee Valley near Ward Creek and Little Grizzly Creek as the Peel Ridge spot backed down into the valley and will continue this work today. Structure preparation were completed in the Five Bears/Ward Creek area. Hand crews and aircraft worked the western edge of the Grizzly spot and kept it from moving west, but it continues to flank mostly in the eastern direction. Significant progress was made on the contingency lines down Grizzly Ridge to the southeast to protect communities south such as Greenhorn and Quincy. Additional work was also carried out in Peters Creek to remove a pocket of unburned fuel to secure the line north of Taylorsville. Crews patrolled and moped-up all through Indian Valley. In the Dyer Mountain area crews continue to work at removing the concentration of heat near the line in Second Water Trough Creek. Heavy equipment and crews are working to secure the spot fire near Antelope Lake.

August 25, 2021 at 7:42 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Settled smoke diffused steadily throughout the day. South west winds of 10-15 mph were allowed to develop with gusts of 25 mph resulting in increased fire activity. The fire continued to progress within Lassen Park with active torching, spotting and short intense runs. Other areas within the fire continue to smolder in the heavy fuels. Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses. Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to deal with such flames themselves.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Again today the grizzly spot became very active in the afternoon it continues to move east towards the Walker slop on Peel Ridge. Crews were engaged in structure protection around the Grizzly and Ward Creek areas as the spot fire continues to produce spots in the Genesee valley. Additionally crews continue to do tactical patrols throughout Genesee valley and into Taylorsville. Crews assisted by multiple helicopters were able to establish a check line to slow the westward movement of the fire it is currently holding. Helicopters supported ground forces throughout the day dropping both water and fire retardant on the ridgelines. Several spot fires occurred in the Taylorsville area and crews have successfully caught all of them so far. Retardant has been placed down the dozer line along the ridge above Taylorsville. Mop-up occurred in Peters Creek and greater Indian Valley. Contingency lines along Grizzly Ridge to the south should be competed in the next few days. Mop-up continued in the Antelope Lake area. Winds will drop in strength overnight and tomorrow they will be determined by local topography. Because of this the inversion is likely to lift later in the day.

August 25, 2021 at 7:51 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Winds continued throughout the night keeping the fire active. Humidity levels did rise in areas of the fire reducing spotting except along the mid slopes where poor recoveries in the thermal belts were experienced. Smoke settled over the fire in the early morning hours, however, moderating fire activity. SW winds are again forecasted with temperatures in the 80s.

Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses. Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to deal with such flames themselves.

Dixie Fire East Zone: On the east end of the fire there was a small slop-over between the road and Antelope Lake that firefighters were able to catch and line. Between Antelope Lake and Genesee Valley the fire continues to back down the slope towards the road. Yesterday dozers and crews worked at trying to stop southward progression by the Walker slop-over and were supported by aviation assets, they will continue line construction east today. Late in the day the Grizzly fire produced two spot fires too the east between the Walker slop-over and the Grizzly spot and these were visible from Quincy. Overnight they grew together and are estimated to be around 500 acres in size and are connected to the the main spot.

Today, crews and aircraft will continue to work at in keeping the Grizzly spot from moving south and heavy machinery will work on indirect control lines down Grizzly Ridge. An extensive plumbing operation was carried out in Taylorsville and hose lines and water have now been run to every house in the community. In Peters Creek work continued to improve and strengthen lines and mop-up. Structure preparation continues in the Five Bears and Ward Creek area. Firefighters continued to conduct heavy mop-up activity in the Dyer Mountain area to secure the line.

August 24, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Steady 10-15 mph SW winds with gusts up to 25 mph were experienced during the afternoon hours clearing smoke in areas of the fire. This clearing of smoke increased fire activity including single and group tree torching. These winds also resulted in short and mid range spotting activity as well as short intense runs in the heavy timber when these winds were aligned with the slope.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The Taylorsville area was a focus of operations today as the fire backs its way down toward the community. The fire continues to spread by material rolling off the hill and then starting spot fires that burn up to the main fire. The Taylorsville, Indian Valley, and Greenville FDs assisted in the installation of an extensive trunk lines and hydrant operation throughout Taylorsville. Large diameter lines will be fed by large volume 2,100 gallon per minute pumps drafting from the creek that push enough water to fill a water tender in two minutes. Portable tanks are also being set up throughout town to provide additional water. Additionally, OES has sent a contingent of Engines to assist with structure defense in Taylorsville. Large Aircraft continued to drop water and retardant on the Grizzly spot fire, keeping it in check. Access is hampered by large boulder fields and rock filled avalanche scars. Heavy equipment continues to work along the top of Grizzly Ridge to place control and contingency lines. Quincy FD and Greenhorn FD have been working in their areas today on preparations in case the fire continues to move to the south. North of Taylorsville towards Peters Creek firefighters worked at improving and strengthening lines. In the Genesee Valley North engine crews continue to scout and extinguish any roadside heat. In Antelope Valley crews continue to mop-up and secure lines.

August 24, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Active fire behavior throughout most of the night then moderating later. Repopulation is occurring where safely possible. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in remain in effect. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure, major County service facilities threatened such as Lassen County Hospital, Sheriff’s office, Lassen County Court and Supervisors chamber and fire stations, high value private timberlands, Multiple Watersheds impacted, critical wildlife habitat, and multiple Cultural and historical sites. Road closures remain for Hwy 89 and 36 with a threat to Highway 395. Lassen Park closure in effect. Pacific Crest Trail closed in the area.

August 24, 2021 at 8:54 AM

Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 18 mph, with gusts on the ridges at 25mph slightly stronger than yesterday. Relative humidity is anticipated to decrease as well, to be in the 12 to 17 percent range. A thermal inversion is expected to break up around 1200 to 1:00 pm. Temperatures continue to remain fairly static, in the lower elevations in the mid to high 80’s and higher elevations dipping down into the mid to high 70’s.

August 24, 2021 at 7:27 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Lower humidity allowed for burning conditions to remain active for most of the night, primarily in the heavy fuels. Smoke settled into the lower valleys moderating activity in the lighter fuels. Fire activity was mainly limited to ground fire and isolated torching outside of the firing operations. Considerably drier conditions were observed with relative humidity recoveries in the 50-60% for most areas. Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses. Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to deal with such flames themselves.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The eastern edge of the fire line in the Janesville/Milford areas continue to remain secure. Crews continued to do structure prep and add hose around the structures. Fire crews on the southern edge above Antelope Lake continue to work the fire’s edge all the way up the Boulder Ridge Road, securing the line and extinguishing heat along the way. In Genesee Valley, resources continue to mop up around structures. Firefighters are holding the fire that has made its way down to the road while continuing to catch any spots or slops to secure it at the road. On the Walker slop, crews and dozers continue to make progress building direct line. In Indian/Peters Creek, firefighters are going direct on the fires edge, mopping up and patrolling around all the structures. Last night PSD drones were used to moderate fire behavior as the fire made its way down the hill.

Today, crews will continue to work prepping houses and minimizing any spread in and around Taylorville. Additional water sources are being moved into Taylorsville. A contingency line above Taylorsville has been completed. Black Mtn Hotshots were able to start line on the southern end of the grizzly fire on the west side. The spot fire has not crossed Grizzly Ridge heading south. Dozers, feller bunchers, and masticators are working to construct and reinforce indirect lines on Grizzly Ridge. Additional contingency lines construction continues south of Grizzly Ridge.

August 23, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Tehama County Sheriff Evacuation Orders reduced for some areas.

Evacuation Orders Reduced to Warning: The evacuation order for zones Zones 223 and 224. These areas are described as the community of Mineral, north of Hwy 36 to the Shasta County line and south to the area of Yellowjack. The area of Mill Creek, Childs Meadows and Fire Mountain Lodge remain in an evacuation order due to active firefighting efforts in the area.

August 23, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Tehama County Sheriff Evacuation Order and Warnings reduced for some areas

Evacuation Orders Reduced to Warning: The evacuation order for zones B16, C16 (including sub zones 221, 222, 225 and 226) and D16. These areas are described as the community of Mineral, north of Hwy 36 to the Shasta County line and south to the area of Yellowjack. The area of Mill Creek, Childs Meadows and Fire Mountain Lodge remain in an evacuation order due to active firefighting efforts in the area.

Evacuation Warnings Lifted:

Zones of Tehama B15, C15 and D15 today 08/23/2. These zones are the areas west of Mineral, north of Hwy 36 to the Shasta County line and south of Hwy 36 to Yellowjacket and east to the area just west of Skyranch.

NOTE: Power is off due to fire activity in areas of Mineral and east. Residents returning to the area need to be aware and monitor the fire activity still in the area.

August 23, 2021 at 12:16 PM

Lassen County Sheriff evacuation order and warnings reduced for some areas effective immediately.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings for Residents only in the following areas:

• Janesville and Milford east (lake side) of Hwy 395 from the Thunder Mtn. Rd intersection south to the Flux Rd intersection – Zone LAS-E008-A and LAS-E011-A
• Janesville and Milford west (mountain side) of Hwy 395 from the Bass Hill area south to Oak Tree Lane including Janesville side of Wingfield, Elysian Valley, & Bass Hill Rd – Zones LAS-E012 A-J LAS-E010-G&H
• Milford west (mountain side) of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade south to the intersection of County Rd A26 Garnier Rd – Zones LAS-E009-A and E001-A Willard Creek Rd south of Hwy 36 and Korver Rd from Hwy 36 south to the fork of Korver Rd – Zones LAS-E016-A and E017-C

Evacuation Warnings have been lifted for:

• Janesville and Milford east of Hwy 395 from A3/Standish Buntingville Rd south to the Thunder Mtn. Rd Intersection – Zones LAS-E013 and LAS-E011-B
• Milford east of Hwy 395 from the Flux Rd intersection south to County Rd A25 Herlong Junction intersection – Zone LAS-E008-B

August 23, 2021 at 9:50 AM

Fire managers report this morning that where the Dixie Fire crossed the Genesee Valley Road last night in two areas, one spot was caught and contained. There were two spots, 5 and 2 acres near Grizzly Mountain. The day shift remained long enough yesterday for the night shift to get in place and begin working to hold the spots. The 2 acre spot was contained and the larger 5 acre spot will likely grow together with the already established Grizzly Mountain spot.

The eastern edge of the fire line towards the Janesville area remains secure with crews on the ground continuing to mop up hot spots around the structures in Milford. On the southern edge above Antelope Lake, resources continue to work the fire’s edge to tie it into the Lake. On the western edge, they completed the dozer work and are continuing to secure the line, extinguishing heat along the way. In Genesee Valley, resources continue to mop up around structures. Firefighters are holding the fire that has made its way down to the road as they continue to catch any spots or slops to secure it at the road. There are two spot fires on the south end of Genesee Valley. One is below the Grizzly Spot and will burn into it. The other has been contained at one acre. Today crews will continue to work prepping houses while minimizing any spread.

In Taylorsville/Peters Creek, firefighters are going direct on the fires edge, mopping up and patrolling around all the structures. A contingency line above Taylorsville is being constructed, which is expected to be complete today. Yesterday, the Beckworth Hotshot crew was able to complete handline down the eastern side of the Grizzly Spot. They will continue to work the western edge this morning. The spot fire has not crossed Grizzly Ridge, although it is actively burning and does have the potential to grow towards the ridge. Dozers, feller bunchers, and masticators are working to construct and reinforce indirect lines on Grizzly Ridge. Additional contingency lines are currently being constructed south of Grizzly Ridge. The Dyer Mountain area remains stable as dozer lines were reinforced and patrolled around the communication tower area. Firefighters continue to patrol and mop up the line east of Westwood. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be patrolled.

Winds will lighten today slightly from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts on the ridges at 22mph. Relative humidity’s are anticipated in the 13 to 18 percent range, which is expected to continue all week. Winds will continue from the southwest at 12 to 16 mph, gusting up to 20 mph at ridgetops. Temperatures in the lower elevations are expected to rise a few degrees in the mid to high 80’s with higher elevations dipping down into the mid to high 70’s.

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire remained active until after midnight. Smoke settled back over the fire in the early morning hours, reducing fire activity. Cooler weather and increasing humidity slowed rates of spread, with isolated torching, still observed. Smoke settled back over the fire in the early morning hours. A much quieter weather pattern is shaping up for most of this week. Crews continue mopping-up hot spots and are working to strengthen control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fuel conditions are much worse than previous years and, along with wind, is causing much greater fire spread. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting, and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out-of-state partners to ensure resource availability

August 22, 2021 at 9:00 PM

East Zone managers report the fire has crossed the Genesee Valley Road. The two spots are 1 & 2 acres near Grizzly Mountain. The day shift remained long enough for the night shift to get in place to hold the spots.

August 22, 2021 at 6:53 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The fire remained active, though smoke did limit activity in some areas. A much quieter weather pattern is shaping up for most of this week. Potential still exists for plume-dominated fire behavior with fuel-alignment, topography, and extremely dry fuels. Crews continue mopping-up hot spots, and are working to strengthen control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fuel conditions are much worse than previous years and along with wind is causing much greater fire spread. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting and active nighttime burning

Dixie Fire East Zone: The eastern edge of the fire line towards Janesville remains secure. Crews are on the ground mopping up hot spots around the structures in Milford – there are currently no reported losses. Crews continue to construct direct lines at the top of the escarpment. On the southern edge above Antelope Lake, resources continue to go direct along the fire’s edge to tie it into the Lake. On the western edge, they have completed and secured the dozer lines and are securing the line and extinguishing heat along the way. In Genesee Valley, resources continue to mop up around structures. Firefighters are intercepting the fire as it has made it was down to the road. Resources are engaged in a slop over in the northern section of Genesee Valley. They are attempting to get line around it as crews continue putting in direct and indirect line to cut off any additional eastern spread. In Taylorsville/Peters Creek, firefighters are going direct on the fires edge, mopping up and patrolling around all the structures. A contingency line above Taylorsville is being constructed. Beckworth Hotshot crew was able to complete handline down the eastern side of the Grizzley Spot. Air support was lost due to poor visibility. Crews will continue to work the western edge tomorrow.

August 22, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: While fire remained active for most of the night, increased humidity in the early morning hours slowed fire activity. Active ground fire remained but did not threaten control lines. A much milder weather pattern is expected today and into the middle of next week. Crews continue working to strengthen control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Red Flag conditions yesterday included increased winds out of the West and Southwest with gusts up to 30 mph. On the eastern edge of the fire near Milford, the fire crossed the line and winds quickly drove fire towards structures. Crews, equipment, and engines were in place to protect the community and minimize impacts. Assessments are ongoing. Today, firefighters will continue to reinforce the lines and work to minimize any spread towards Milford. On the west side near the Janesville Grade, firefighters will use direct dozer lines to hold the fire perimeter in place. Spot fires continue to created challenging conditions. The southern edge continues to back down to the north end of the Walker fire scar, where crews are reinforcing the line at Boulder Road. In Genesee Valley firefighters continue to do structure prep and point protection as the fire continues to challenge the Genesee Valley Road.

August 21, 2021 at 7:56 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The fire became more active today with the increase of southwest winds. Though fuel moistures remain critically low, a much quieter weather pattern is expected Sunday, and into the middle of next week. Crews continue working to strengthen control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day.

Fuel conditions are much worse than previous years and along with wind is causing much greater fire spread. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out of state partners, to ensure resource availability.

Dixie Fire East Zone: A Red Flag Warning was in effect from 11 AM to 6 PM. This brought gusts of up to 30 mph today. Crews and dozers continued to aggressively engage the fire in the Genesee Valley and completed initial lines around the eastern perimeter near the south end of Walker fire scar.

Aviation assets supported crews with additional drops on the spot fire in the Devil’s Punchbowl. All other available resources continued to engage in control efforts and point protection in the Genesee and Taylorsville area.

The southeastern edge of the fire perimeter near Janesville challenged the line with winds out of the west. Early this afternoon activity increased but firefighters, with air support, were able to halt the forward rate of spread.

Late in the afternoon air operations were halted due to unfavorable winds and poor visibility. The southern edge continues to back down to the north end of Walker fire scar, where crews are reinforcing Boulder Road.

August 21, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Lassen County Sheriff’s update:

Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been issued for:

  • South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and south to Cheney Creek Rd
  • Bizz Johnson Trail area south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill east to Miller Crossing and south to Bauer Rd
  • Janesville and Milford west of Hwy 395 from the Bass Hill area south to County Rd A26/Garnier Rd
  • Janesville and Milford east of Hwy 395 from A3/Standish Buntingville Rd south to the Flux Rd intersection
  • Susan River Canyon/Cheney Creek area south of Hwy 36 from Willard Hill east to Korver Rd and south to the intersection of Cheney Cr. Rd and Gold Run Rd.
  • Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to the Willard Hill area
  • North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line east to Coppervale.
  • The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to McCoy Flat including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area

Evacuation Warnings have been issued for:

  • Lake Forest Estates and Eagle Lake Road A1 from Hwy 36 north to the County Access gate and east to Prattville Rd and north to Paiute Creek.
  • The area west of Richmond Rd and south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill east to S Weatherlow St and south to Gold Run Rd
  • Diamond Mountain area from Forest Service Rd 29NO2 south to the Lassen County line
  • West of Richmond Rd from Gold Run Rd south to Childrens Rd but not including roads immediately adjacent to the Golf Course
  • East of Hwy 395 from Flux Rd south to the Herlong Access Rd A25
  • Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir

August 21, 2021 at 7:28 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Slightly higher humidity overnight limited the fire activity somewhat. Active burning was still observed, but did not challenge control lines as much as during daytime hours. Mop-up continued along certain areas of the fire to mitigate any potential threat from weather. Management teams continue to work together to share resources as needed when priority fire suppression is needed. Southwest winds will continue on Saturday, as another dry cold front moves across the region. Wind gusts are likely, along with enhanced fire weather concerns. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Due to the wind switch yesterday, portions of the fire that were wind sheltered the previous two days became active and threatened control lines. The fire has moved downhill and spotted in multiple locations across Genesee Valley Road. All available resources are continuing point protection and aggressively defending lines previously created around homes. The spot fire in the Devil’s Punchbowl was driven by intense winds and grew despite repeated retardant drops while conditions allowed for flights. The spot fire is inaccessible for firefighters to construct direct line. Dozers, feller bunchers, and masticators are working to construct and reinforce indirect lines on Grizzly Ridge. Fixed and rotor wing aircraft supported crews on the eastern edge of the Janesville area and the fire line west of Milford is currently holding. On the northwest side, hand line and hoses are in place down the escarpment and direct dozer line is being constructed to connect with Boulder Road.

August 20, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Certain areas of the Dixie Fire burned actively throughout the day. Fire suppression on all main areas of the fire were very successful with containment lines are holding strong. Favorable conditions allowed for aggressive firefighting where terrain and opportunities presented themselves. Mop-up continued along certain areas of the fire to mitigate any potential threat from weather. Management teams continue to work together to share resources as needed when priority fire suppression is needed. Southwest winds will continue on Saturday, as another dry cold front moves across the region. Wind gusts are likely, along with enhanced fire weather concerns. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. There were new Evacuation Orders issued today.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Aircraft has been able to work most of the day in the northern portion of the fire. They have been dropping both water and retardant on the eastern side of the fire near Janesville to limit progression towards Milford. The fire has moved downhill and has spotted in multiple locations across the Genesee Valley Road. Crews in the area are doing point protection and defending lines previously created around homes. Aerial retardant drops continued over the inaccessible Devil’s Punchbowl spot fire as visibility allows. The spot fire below Grizzley has grown significantly, and dozer line construction is continuing along the Ridge. Dozer lines were completed around the spot fire near the communication tower in the Dyer Mountain area to limit further movement to the Northwest.

August 20, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Mandatory evacuation order issued for the community of Taylorsville (PLU-E-015-A) including Arlington Road and Nelson Street. Mandatory evacuations for Grizzly/Tower and Ingalis

August 20, 2021 at 2:15 PM

The fire has become active in the Genessee Valley area and has slopped across Genessee Valley Road. Crews and engines are in place actively trying to pick-up the slop over

August 20, 2021 at 7:37 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The Dixie Fire remained active overnight, with the dry air over the fire. Fire activity included both single and group tree torching along the active ground fire. Humidity values rose enough to limit fire progression in the early morning hours. Fuel moistures are historically low. Crews continue to strengthen control lines and mop up hot spots. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Aircraft with retardant, dozers, and crews maintained aggressive engagement on the portion of the fire near Janesville. Firefighters are being challenged by spots outside the line and steep, inaccessible terrain. Aircraft will be utilized today as weather and visibility allow. In an additional priority area, fire continues to back down the hill on the north side of Genesee Valley. All available resources are improving lines around structures and preparing to conduct point protection. The spot fire in the Devil’s Punchbowl north of Grizzly Peak is on steep inaccessible terrain and remains in its current footprint of 30 to 40 acres after aerial retardant application. Dozers, feller bunchers, and other equipment are constructing line on Grizzly Ridge to prepare for any fire movement south of the spot fire.

August 20, 2021 at 7:11 AM

Active fire behavior overnight with group torching and short-range spotting reported. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, multiple watersheds, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites and earthquake seismic sensors. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 44, 89, 36, 147, 32, 395, and County Road A-21. Areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P., the Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the fire area.

August 19, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to build and bolster containment lines on the Dixie Fire. Fire remained active under northeast winds, with spotting and torching contributing to fire growth. Smoke from other fires nearby did limit activity in some places, but not enough to prevent additional growth. Fuel moistures are historically low which is contributing to the critical fire behavior. There are many considerations before allowing an area to be repopulated. A methodical, multi-pronged process of inspection and evaluation must be conducted to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all the residents affected. This process includes guaranteeing roads are safe for travel and basic utilities to infrastructure is secured. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone: West Zone and East Zone crews, equipment, and aircraft have maintained aggressive engagement on the portion of the fire near Janesville. Along Honey Lake, the northern edge near fruit grower’s road has remained in its current footprint due to the continued northeasterly winds. Fire line was constructed on the south end from Highway 395 to the Walker fire scar. In an additional priority area, rotary aircraft supported crews in the Genesee Valley this morning when they were able to fly. After aerial retardant application, the spot fire remains at approximately the same footprint of 30 to 40 acres and firefighters are constructing and reinforcing contingency lines to the south. The fire on the north side of Beckwourth Genesee Road is currently backing down the middle slopes and crews continue to construct lines to mitigate impacts to structures in the Genesee Valley.

August 19, 2021 at 7:13 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire continued to burn actively for most of the night due to lower humidity recoveries and the sustained winds. Persistent spotting continued to be an issue as well. Very low fuel moistures and terrain-driven winds also contributed to continued overnight fire growth.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The fire near Janesville is growing rapidly in the dry sage and grassland fuel and both West Zone and East Zone crews and equipment continue to respond. Downslope evening winds caused additional spotting and fire growth south of Beardsley-Grade Road. Additional resources from the West Zone have been shifted into the Genesee Valley as firefighters aggressively protect structures and conduct point protection. In the Dyer Mountain area, resources continue to secure and mop up the perimeter line. Direct line construction will continue in the area east of Westwood. The fire continues to be held on Fruit Growers Boulevard. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be patrolled. Aircraft will be utilized today as weather and visibility allow.

August 18, 2021 at 8:45 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire activity increased today due to clearing smoke and northeast winds. With the change in wind direction, large column and pyrocumulus development occurred throughout the afternoon. Fire in steep topography was pushed by channeling winds, increasing the rate of spread. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Northwesterly winds have persisted on the East Zone with gusts up to 20 mph. Smoke from the north end of the Zone has blanketed the south end today. Aircraft is being used in support of the new fire perimeter near Janesville. Limited visibility has prevented the use of aircraft around Kessler Peak. The fire is currently holding on Fruit Growers Boulevard where firefighters continue to work on securing the line and mopping up. Around the southeastern edge, the fire continues to make runs below Kesler Peak. Strike teams of engines from the West Zone were shifted into the Genesee Valley area to bolster resources that are continuing structure and point protection.

August 18, 2021 at 7:01 PM

29,783 people under evacuation warnings or orders. Active burning in heavy, receptive fuel beds presents an imminent threat to values at risk within the fire perimeter and within the path of projected fire growth. Warming and drying conditions will increase risk of fire activity. Potential still exists for spots to become established well outside of the control lines.

August 18, 2021 at 2:40 PM

The Sheriff’s Office made preliminary plans in cooperation with CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 to repopulate Westwood as early as 3pm this afternoon. Unfortunately, fire activity has increased near Hamilton Mountain, and it has been determined that conditions are unsafe for repopulation of that area at this time.

August 18, 2021 at 12:13 PM

TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION ORDER REDUCED TO WARNINGS

Evacuation orders for zones D18, D19, E18 and E19 will be reduced to evacuation warnings. Hwy 32 corridor from the Butte County Line, north to Hwy 36, along both sides of Hwy 32, and east to the Butte County Line. The area east of Hwy 32 and Hwy 36 intersection, north and south of Hwy 36, to the Plumas County Line, referred to as the Saint Bernard’s Area.

Hwy 36 west from the intersection of Hwy 32 will remain closed, as Mineral and Mill Creek are still under an evacuation order.

TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS REMOVED

Zones: E17, F17 and F18

PLUMAS COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS REDUCED TO WARNINGS

Town of Chester Proper, West Shore, Prattville, West Almanor, Peninsula, Hamilton Branch, area of Big Meadows, and East Shore. Residents along Hwy 147 is a reduction from an Order to a Warning to Residents only. All areas outside residents in the Forest are still under the existing Forest Closure Orders.

PLUMAS COUNTY HWY OPENING:
Hwy 147
Hwy 89
Hwy 36 at Hwy 32 to Chester

NOTE: Seneca Hospital will not be open for medical services to residents entering these areas until further notice.

DEFINITIONS: Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

SAFETY MESSAGE:

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

August 18, 2021 at 10:22 AM

Red flag weather and critically dry fuel conditions led to continued movement of the fire front to the east and south yesterday afternoon and into the evening. The fire crossed to the south side of Beardsley-Grade Road and quickly progressed towards Kessler Peak. Despite immediate engagement with all available personnel and equipment, crews were unable to hold the fire at Beardsley-Grade Road. Today’s operational plan is to continue improving the dozer line on the ridge west of Kessler Peak that was initiated last night. Crews and equipment will be constructing line to hold the fire to the smallest possible footprint, utilizing the road system above Genesee while tying the fire back into the Walker fire scar to the west. Structure preparation continues in the Genesee Valley and Taylorsville area.

In the Dyer Mountain area, resources continue to secure and mop up the perimeter line with 100 to 150-foot depth in most area. The fire is currently holding on Fruit Growers Boulevard, where firefighters continue to work on securing the line and mopping up. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be patrolled.
The cold front passed over the East Zone of the fire at around 11 PM last night, causing winds to shift and come out of the northwest and then the northeast. Northeasterly winds are expected to persist today, with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Dixie Fire West Zone: Shifting winds continued to challenge crews as short to mid-range spotting caused continued growth. Dry, cooler air pushed by east winds allowed the fire to burn throughout the night, with minimal recovery of humidity into the early morning hours. The fire growth continued to challenge control lines throughout the night. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

August 18, 2021 at 7:20 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Shifting winds continued to challenge crews as short to mid-range spotting caused continued growth. Dry, cooler air pushed by east winds allowed the fire to burn throughout the night, with minimal recovery of humidity into the early morning hours. The fire growth continued to challenge control lines throughout the night.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Red flag weather and critically dry fuel conditions have led to continued movement of the fire front to the east and south yesterday afternoon and overnight. The fire has crossed to the south side of Beardsley Grade Road and has quickly progressed towards Kessler Peak. In the Dyer Mountain area, resources continue to secure and mop up the perimeter line with 100 to 150 foot depth in most area. The fire is currently holding on Fruit Growers Boulevard where firefighters continue to work on securing the line and mopping up. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be patrolled. The cold front passed over the East Zone of the fire at around 11 PM last night, causing winds to shift and come out of the northwest and then the northeast. Northeasterly winds are expected to persist today with gusts around 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

August 18, 2021 at 7:05 AM

Active fire behavior today with group torching and short-range spotting observed. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for gusty winds and low RH thru this evening. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Lassen County 911 remains down from fiber optics cable damaged. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, multiple watersheds, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites, and earthquake seismic sensors. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 44, 89, 36, 147, 32, 395, and County Road A-21.

August 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The Dixie Fire continued to progress to the east and south under windy, red flag conditions. Spotting, single and group tree torching all contributed to fire growth. Challenges to the control lines occurred in many divisions, as fuel conditions allowed for steady growth. A dry cold front will move across the incident tonight, shifting winds to the northwest, and eventually to the northeast. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11 PM today, fire weather conditions were moderated due to smoke from the McFarland Fire in Trinity County. Wind gusts have reached 30 mph and relative humidity is still expected to drop with the approaching cold front. The Peter’s Creek area has had high fire activity and firefighters continued to actively work to hold the primary control line. Currently, the fire has not crossed Fruit Growers Boulevard. Personnel, aircraft, and equipment are being utilized to augment and provide additional support to the West Zone where we have continued to have very active fire conditions in the Thompson Peak area.

August 17, 2021 at 8:01 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Intense fire activity continued into the evening hours under the influence of southwest winds. A significant change in the weather pattern occurred across the incident yesterday resulting in southwest winds ranging from 15 to 25 mph. A local Red Flag Warning will remain in effect until 11:00 p.m. tonight. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11 PM today due to the strong winds and low relative humidity. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be patrolled. A spot fire started south of Peters Creek but firefighters were able to quickly contain it. Fire is established in Cheney Creek where West and East Zone personnel and equipment are actively working. Spots were also established in Mountain Meadow Reservoir but crews were able to use dozers for initial containment. Additional priorities for the East Zone include new containment lines to defend against the wind shift that could drive fire to the South.

August 17, 2021 at 7:22 AM

Active overnight fire behavior with spotting up to 5 miles reported. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for gusty winds and low thru Wednesday evening. Fire spotted across Hwy 395 prompting Hwy closure and additional Evacuation Orders and Warnings near Janesville. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Lassen County 911 remains down from fiber optics cable damaged.

August 16, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire intensity has increased in the afternoon, due to forecasted winds associated with the dry cold front. Group tree torching with intense short runs caused the fire to make movements towards the east. Midrange spotting also contributed to fire growth throughout the afternoon. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Several Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders were issued today in Lassen County,

Dixie Fire East Zone: Red flag conditions are in place for the Dixie Fire East Zone, with winds gusting to 31 mph and a relative humidity of 12%. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and are being supported by additional firefighting and equipment resources. A spot fire started south of Peters Creek but firefighters have had success with initial containment. An additional spot fire started beyond Fruit Growers Boulevard and crews are currently working it. Fixed and rotary wing aircraft have been utilized this afternoon.

August 16, 2021 at 5:08 PM

Lassen County: A new mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Janesville west of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to Mill St just before Milford Grade

ALL PREVIOUSLY ISSUED WARNINGS AND ORDERS REMAIN IN PLACE

Go to community.zonehaven.com to find your status

August 16, 2021 at 4:34 PM

The Bureau of Land Management has closed the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail and other roads and lands in the Susanville area due to dangers imposed by the Dixie Fire. The closure will be in place until further notice.

The trail closure extends from the Susanville Trailhead about 7 miles west to the boundary with the Lassen National Forest. The closure also affects all BLM-managed areas south of California Route 36, west of U. S. Highway 395, and areas north and east of the Lassen National Forest boundary.

August 16, 2021 at 4:32 PM

Lassen County EVACUATION WARNINGS
Area west of Richmond Rd and south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill east to N Weatherlow St and south to Gold Run Rd

West of Richmond Rd from Gold Run Rd south to Childrens Rd but not including roads immediately adjacent to the Golf Course.

August 16, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Lassen County: A New Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and south to Cheney Creek Rd

All previously issued evacuation warnings and orders remain in place

August 16, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Heavy smoke over the fire kept fire activity moderated throughout most of yesterday. There was minimal thunderstorm activity with little impact to the fire environment. The light terrain driven winds contributed to the fire activity in Antelope Valley, but it did not cause any major fire pushes.

Today, triple digit temperatures and unstable atmosphere are forecasted with dry, hot west-southwest winds gusting up to 30 mph. A local Red Flag Warning will be put in place from 3:00 pm today until 10:00 pm on Tuesday over the fire area. Red Flag Warnings are issued by fire weather forecasters to alert residents to an ongoing or imminent critical fire weather pattern. In anticipation of the upcoming wind event, Wildfire Analyst (WFA) and Fire Spread Probability (FSPRO) were utilized to assess the potential impact of anticipated spread.

All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and are supported by additional firefighters and equipment resources. Fire continues to flank in the Peters Creek area, and firefighters have completed prepping Beardsley-Grade Road to the south. The fire progressed to the south and east into the Walker fire scar and remains south of Fruit Growers Boulevard. Firing operations were conducted on Antelope Road to create a buffer in preparation for the predicted south wind event. Control lines continue to hold around Lone Rock, and the fire has not progressed into the Sheep Fire scar. The fire continues to flank near Coyote Peak and Hamilton Mountain, and firefighters will be constructing indirect and contingency lines.

Priorities for today include holding and maintaining the progress made on Beardsley-Grade Road, Beckwourth Genesee Road, and Fruit Growers Boulevard. The plan is to hold, secure, and prepare for continued burnout operations around Dyer Mountain. Contingency line construction will continue around Hamilton Peak, Janesville, and Antelope Lake.

Under the Incident Risk Analysis, weather was identified as a hazardous action or condition. Crews take mitigations such as conducting a thorough assessment before starting work, planning, and communicating their exit strategy with the entire crew and adjacent resources. Since communication during critical fire weather is essential to crews, the communications team has selected six repeaters and one airline to support radio communication. Locations for repeaters are carefully selected utilizing a topographic application, historic fire data, and Global Positioning System (GPS) to provide the most effective communication system for firefighters.

August 16, 2021 at 7:10 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The heavy smoke layer continued to dampen down fire activity overnight. Today, critical fire weather conditions exist. There is an anticipated wind event that will occur today over the fire area. Temperatures will be in the triple digits and winds are forecast to be WSW at 22 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and are supported by additional firefighters and equipment resources. Fire continues to flank in the Peters Creek area and firefighters have completed prepping Beardsley-Grade Road to the south. The fire progressed to the south and east into the Walker fire scar and remains south of Fruit Growers Boulevard. Firing operations were conducted on Antelope Road to create a buffer in preparation for a south wind event. Control lines continue to hold around Lone Rock and the fire has not progressed in the Sheep fire scar. The fire continues to flank near Coyote Peak and Hamilton Mountain and firefighters will be constructing indirect and contingency lines. Firing operations around Dyer Mountain are ongoing and will continue into another night shift if conditions allow.

August 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Heavy smoke over the fire kept fire activity moderate throughout most of the day. Expect the fire activity to decrease through the late evening early morning hours. There is potential for crews to make progress on building containment lines and firing operations with increased relative humidity. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Due to the unstable atmosphere and the anticipated southwest winds, an Evacuation Warning was issued by the Lassen County Sheriff at 3pm. The Evacuation Warning include the west side of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to the Stuart Lane intersection and west of the Lassen County line. Crews are working to directly suppress a spot at Antelope Valley. Heavy equipment, including dozers, has been relocated to the Antelope Valley from Hunt Canyon area. Progress continues at Dyer Mountain where thunderstorms are predicted.

August 15, 2021 at 6:43 PM

A NEW MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR Susan River Canyon/Cheney Creek area south of Hwy 36 from Willard Hill east to Korver Rd and south to the intersection of Cheney Cr. Rd and dirt Gold Run Rd.

NEW EVACUATION WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR
• South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and south to Cheney Creek Rd
• Diamond Mountain area from Forest Service Rd 29NO2 south to the Lassen County line

Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in place for:
• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to the Willard Hill area.
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line east to Coppervale.
• The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to McCoy Flat including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area.

Evacuation Warnings remain in place for:
• West of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to the Stuart Ln. intersection and west to the Lassen County line.
• Janesville area west of Hwy 395 from Bass Hill to Janesville Grade west to the Lassen County line including the area south of Bass Hill and the dirt portion of Wingfield Rd on the Janesville Side
• Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir

People who shelter in place in areas under evacuation order must stay in their homes. People roaming outside their property will be arrested.

ROAD CLOSURES:
• County Road A21 is closed to southbound traffic from Hwy 44
• Hwy 36 is closed west of the intersection of Hwy 44 and 36

Safety Message: People under evacuation order should leave immediately. Those under warning who require assistance and those with pets and livestock should leave now. Use caution, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. If you need assistance evacuating, call dispatch at 530-257-6121. An Emergency Shelter is located at Lassen Community College in Susanville. The Shelter number is (530) 250-9004. Large animals can be taken to Lassen County Fairgrounds. Deputies will be going door to door to make notifications.

August 15, 2021 at 3:51 PM

Due to anticipated winds, a New Evacuation Warning has been issued for:
• West of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to the Stuart Ln. intersection and west to the Lassen County line.
Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in place for:
• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to the Willard Hill area.
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line east to Coppervale.
• The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to McCoy Flat including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area.

Evacuation Warnings remain in place for:

• Janesville area west of Hwy 395 from Bass Hill to Janesville Grade west to the Lassen County line including the area south of Bass Hill and the dirt portion of Wingfield Rd on the Janesville Side
• Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir
People who shelter in place in areas under evacuation order must stay in their homes. People roaming outside their property will be arrested.

ROAD CLOSURES:
• County Road A21 is closed to southbound traffic from Hwy 44
• Hwy 36 is closed west of the intersection of Hwy 44 and 36

Safety Message: People under evacuation order should leave immediately. Those under warning who require assistance and those with pets and livestock should leave now. Use caution, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. If you need assistance evacuating, call dispatch at 530-257-6121. An Emergency Shelter is located at Lassen Community College in Susanville. The Shelter number is (530) 250-9004. Large animals can be taken to Lassen County Fairgrounds. Deputies will be going door to door to make notifications.

August 15, 2021 at 10:28 AM

Afternoon heat and thinning smoke over the fire allowed for increased fire activity at higher elevations yesterday. Single tree and small group torching were observed where topography and fuels aligned, but no major sustained fire runs occurred. Northeast winds pushed fire south in the Wilcox Valley, North Arm, and Keddie Point/Hunt Canyon areas. Today, temperatures will reach triple digits, and southwest winds are forecasted to reach up to 17 MPH pushing the fire in a north, northeast, east spread direction.

Existing fire lines that have been classified as contained continue to hold but are patrolled by day and night shifts. Based on fire activity and threats, the North Arm of Indian Valley remains a priority area for equipment resources and personnel assignments. Crews are also focused on structural defense to mitigate the threat to homes in Wilcox Valley. Direct line construction is continuing from Dyer Mountain eastward to Mountain Meadow Reservoir. Firing operations to strengthen control lines began last night in the Dyer Mountain area but will take multiple night shifts to complete.

Damage assessment remains ongoing. Currently, 14,946 structures are threatened, and 1,207 have been impacted. Critical communication infrastructure on Dyer Mountain is threatened. The fire has already destroyed an estimated one billion dollars of timber, and an additional one billion dollars of timber value is still threatened.

August 15, 2021 at 8:39 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines on the Dixie Fire. Vegetation is extremely dry, and burning conditions are near critical. Fire behavior may consist of wind-driven surface fire, isolated torching, and spotting the next few days. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change at any time.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Existing fire lines that have been classified as contained continue to hold but are patrolled by day and night shifts. Based on fire activity and threats, the North Arm of Indian Valley remains a priority area for equipment resources and personnel assignments. Crews are also focused on structural protection to mitigate the threat to homes in Wilcox Valley. Direct line construction is continuing from Dyer Mountain east to Mountain Meadow Reservoir. Firing operations to strengthen control lines began in the Dyer Mountain area but will take multiple night shifts to complete.

August 14, 2021 at 8:10 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire activity was reduced much of the day due to heavy smoke conditions, and it continues to burn in remote areas with limited access. Overnight humidity recovery will be up to 65%, which will allow crews to make progress on the fire line. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change every day.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Firefighters on the East Zone engaged in direct attack with rotary aircraft support in Wilcox Valley. A firing plan continues to be developed for the Dyer Mountain area with the intent to begin implementation tonight. Other priorities for line construction and reinforcement remain the same. The likelihood of additional thunderstorm cells in the afternoon and evening is decreasing. The forecast for tomorrow indicates slightly more stable atmospheric conditions and triple digit temperatures.

August 14, 2021 at 11:26 AM

As predicted, yesterday’s afternoon weather involved atmospheric instability with thunderstorms on the northeast of the fire and winds gusts up to 35 MPH. Lighting strikes were reported throughout the fire perimeter. Wetting rain is a widespread rain that occurs over an extended period of time significantly reducing fire danger. It may be necessary for timber fuels under closed canopies to receive up to 1/2 inch of rain to reduce their susceptibility of ignition. No wetting rain was reported yesterday.

Crews are focusing on structural protection to mitigate the threat to homes on Keddie Ridge and in Wilcox Valley. Due to thunderstorms, fire activity increased last night, and outflow winds pushed fire in a southerly direction along North Arm Road. Crews aggressively engaged to protect structures. Flanking fire is moving on Keddie Ridge today and a priority will be the new growth around Peters Creek. Structure protection is beginning to occur down Genesee Valley. Additional priorities for line construction and improvement continue to support protection of the Janesville area. Outflow winds from thunderstorm cells created conditions that pushed the fire within the footprint of the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

With each new fire start, fire managers engage in a comprehensive risk analysis to identify the safest and most appropriate management actions. Firefighters may not directly engage on a wildfire until risk is mitigated to a safe and acceptable level. Some of these hazards include danger trees, requiring firefighters to be alert around trees during wind events, even green trees. During thunderstorms, dangers include increasing winds that can quickly change direction by 90 to 180 degrees without warning. Today’s main hazards will be cloud-to-ground lighting strikes and gusty outflow winds reaching speeds of up to 30-50 MPH.

August 14, 2021 at 9:17 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire activity continued well into the night with moderate rates of spread due to extremely dry fuels. A smoke inversion settled last night allowing for firefighters to construct direct line construction and improve existing control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing, the amount of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely.8 Triple digit temperatures will continue over the next few days. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Crews are focusing on structural protection to mitigate the threat to homes on Keddie Ridge and in Wilcox Valley. Fire activity increased around North Arm Road due to the thunderstorms. Additional priorities for line construction and improvement continue to support protection of the Janesville area. Outflow winds from thunderstorm cells created conditions that pushed the fire within the footprint of the 2007 Moonlight Fire. Saturday remains a high-risk fire environment due to lingering thunderstorms and possible ground lightning strikes.

August 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM

The following MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS have been issued:

• Genesee Valley (P Zone 28)

ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Rd to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of Beckwouth Genesee Road.

All residents must leave these areas IMMEDIATELY due to an imminent threat.

View the evacuation zone map here: https://tinyurl.com/ydrapp24

SHELTER INFORMATION • Springs of Hope Church in Quincy at 59 Bell Lane in Quincy

TRANSPORTATION If you are in a Mandatory Evacuation Order area and have need transportation call 283-6414

ANIMAL INFORMATION If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services at 283-3673 or 283-6300. Large animals/livestock can also be accommodated.

Dixie Fire West Zone: The smoke layer over the fire kept activity moderate through the first part of the day. High pressure brought widespread warm and dry conditions over the fire area. Isolated thunderstorms and strong winds occurred this evening with some rain. Fiber optic cable damage is still causing intermittent issues using 911 within Lassen County and surrounding areas. Safety is a priority as firefighters will continue to secure and construct containment lines and provide structure protection. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change every day, please see below for information affecting your area. California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires. Do Not Let Your Guard Down! To learn how to prevent sparking a wildfire visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Dixie Fire East Zone: As predicted, thunderstorm cells moved into the area and the outflow of air created erratic winds and strong gusts. In combination with high temperatures and clear skies, the fire was very active at Keddie Point, Dyer Mountain, and pushed South and East at Wilcox Valley. Air support consisted of fixed wing aircraft in Wilcox Valley and rotary around Dyer Mountain. Unstable atmospheric conditions are anticipated to remain overnight

August 13, 2021 at 4:28 PM

WHAT: Tehama County Evacuation Order And Evacuation Warning
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: EVACUATION ORDER: Zone B17, C17, D17, 227 and 228 Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park.

EVACUATION WARNING: Zone B16 – The area north of Mineral

NOTE: The town of Mineral is still under an Evacuation Warning

DEFINITIONS:

Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

August 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Despite yesterday’s afternoon thunderstorms, weather stations measured only two hundredths of an inch of rainfall at Quincy East and Dyer Mountain. In terms of rainfall impacts on the fire, this is not considered a wetting rain. Wind gusts of up to 43 MPH were measured due to powerful air outflows from the thunderstorm cells. A high risk burn environment is expected due to today’s forecasted thunderstorms and potential for lightning strikes.

Dozers continued to construct line in Wilcox Valley but were pushed further east due to fire intensity. Fire activity remains low in the limited fuels of the Sheep Fire scar. Fire continues to back down on parts of Keddie Ridge, and an additional dozer line was constructed. Forty thousand gallons of ground-based retardant was applied for structure protection at the bottom of the ridge. Fire retardant designed for wildfires is a mix of water and chemicals used to prevent the fire from progressing through otherwise available fuels. The retardant is designed to biodegrade naturally.

The current national preparedness level of 5 out of 5 is a measure of the highest level of wildland fire activity. Including the Dixie Fire, there are 100 uncontained large fires across the Nation that are being managed under a full suppression strategy. This continues to create a shortage of firefighting resources, including critical medical resources, qualified division supervisors, and engines.

August 13, 2021 at 9:10 AM

Plumas County Sheriff: Effective 8:30 a.m. today, the plans to repopulate the following areas have been cancelled out of extreme caution to protect public safety. Overnight, there was an increase in fire activity with a number of spot fires from Johnson’s Grade CR A13 and the highway 36 corridor. Cancelled repopulation to Chester, Lake Almanor West and Prattville from all directions. This includes, Big Meadows, Rocky Point Campground, and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.

August 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The Dixie Fire continues to burn in remote areas with limited access. Crews are aggressively engaged in structure protection and perimeter control. Fiber optic cable damage is causing intermittent issues using 911 within Lassen County. Thunderstorms and triple digits are predicted in fire the area today. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change every day, please see below for information affecting your area. California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires. Do Not Let Your Guard Down! To learn how to prevent sparking a wildfire visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Fire continues to back down on parts of Keddie Ridge and additional dozer line was constructed. Forty thousand gallons of groundbased retardant were applied for structure protection at the bottom of the ridge. Dozers continued to construct line in Wilcox Valley but were pushed further east due to fire intensity. Fire activity remains low in the limited fuels of the Sheep fire scar

August 13, 2021 at 7:39 AM

Active fire behavior overnight with short crown runs, wind driven runs and short-range spotting. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Lassen County 911 outage from fiber optics cable damaged. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites, and earthquake seismic sensors. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 89, 36, 147 and Hwy 32, and highway 44 is threatened.

August 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire activity remained moderate today on the Dixie Fire. Warm and dry conditions will continue through the end of the week. Sporadic isolated thunderstorms occurred within the fire area today but did not result in any new fire ignitions. Damage inspection teams continue working in areas where fire activity has diminished which could be reflected in the number of structures damaged or destroyed. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Thunder cells have developed over the region and some parts of the Dixie fire. Automatic rain gauges will update fire managers on the amount of moisture received later this evening. Outflows of air movement and erratic winds from these cells are leading to variable fire behavior depending on location. As crews were working this afternoon, weather updates were shared to alert them to the possible outflow of winds and risk of long-range spotting.

August 12, 2021 at 7:29 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Overnight temperatures remained warm with low relative humidity recovery. An inversion kept smoke over the fire with pockets of clear sky. Windy conditions will remain in the area with high pressure building today and predicted thunderstorms. Crews will continue to reinforce control lines, aggressively mop up hotspots, and provide structure protection in the fire perimeter. Damage inspection teams continue to make progress surveying areas where fire activity has diminished. The number of damaged and destroyed structures reflected may change as teams continue to make progress. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are changing every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Dozers were utilized to expand containment lines as the fire continues to back down at Keddie Ridge. Tactical firing operations were also conducted to reduce the threat to structures along Keddie Ridge and in Indian Valley. The afternoon peak in fire activity led to additional resources being assigned in and around Wilcox Valley. Due to the fire intensity there, firefighters were forced to pull out from direct attack but continued to construct indirect lines. The fire continues to slow down in the limited available fuels of the Sheep fire scar. Control lines are being constructed across the fire scar, connecting from Hamilton Mountain to near Lone Rock. Hoses are being added to the lines around Dyer Mountain as an additional tool in securing containment.

August 11, 2021 at 7:50 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Firefighters continue to aggressively mop up hotspots within the fire perimeter to prevent any chance of embers or debris crossing the fire line. Crews continue to reinforce old control lines from previous fires where applicable. Tactical patrols continue mitigating hazards to ensure the area is safe when residents return home. Fire Suppression Repair has begun and will progress throughout the next few weeks. Moisture levels may increase late in the week with isolated thunderstorms. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are changing every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The inversion layer did not lift and crews have completed control lines around the southern perimeter of the fire. This means that the lines in place from Butte Meadows to Taylorsville can be expected to stop the fire’s spread. Lone Rock continues to be a high-fire activity area and firefighters worked to control fires ignited outside the perimeter caused by embers from the main fire. This is commonly known as spot fire.

August 11, 2021 at 6:51 AM

Active fire behavior overnight. Terrain and fuel-driven growth overnight.

Dixie Fire West Zone

Fire remained active overnight due to minimal humidity recovery. Heavy smoke conditions reduced visibility in the fire area. High pressure continues to build over the incident and will be the dominant feature with predicted thunderstorms moving in this week. Forecasted winds will be southwest at 16 mph with a 15% cloud cover today. Crews will continue to construct direct and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter, construct contingency lines in both zones, and provide structure defense in communities at risk.

Dixie Fire East Zone

Hotshot crews completed securing the perimeter at Silver Lake and the burn out at Rush Creek. In the Hunt Canyon area, containment lines down to Keddie Point were built and fire continued to hold. Direct line was implemented north of China Gulch and the fire is holding on the Lone Rock landscape.

August 10, 2021 at 9:16 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Crews worked aggressively throughout the day to extinguish hot spots and improve containment lines. Heavy smoke settled in the area reducing visibility. High temperatures, gusty winds and dry vegetation still have the potential to fuel fire growth. Weather is forecasted to become hotter and dryer with isolated thunderstorms late in the week. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are changing every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Crews encountered increased fire behavior in the northeast perimeter by Coyote Peak, China Gulch, and Dyer Mountain when temperatures rose, and the southwest afternoon winds returned. The ongoing drought experienced has contributed to tree and vegetation mortality, and increasing fire behavior. This weather pattern is expected to continue in the upcoming days as temperatures will reach triple digits with erratic winds and potential for dry thunderstorms

August 10, 2021 at 7:09 PM

Active fire behavior today with short range spotting and torching. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 89, 36, 147 and Hwy 32, with areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P., the Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the fire area. Smoke impacts to Caribou Wilderness and a Class 1 Airshed. Lassen Park closure in effect.

August 10, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Butte County Sheriff: The Evacuation Order in Butte Meadows is being reduced to an EVACUATION WARNING. This will include Humboldt Rd at Thatcher Ridge, up to Cherry Hill Campgrounds, north to the Butte/Tehama County lines.

The Evacuation Order in the Jonesville area being reduced to an EVACUATION WARNING. The Warning includes SR 32 at the Butte/Tehama County line, east to the area of Cherry Hill Campground, southeast to Snag Lake, southwest to Skyway at Bull Creek, north along Skyway to Humboldt RD.

August 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Yesterday, the pattern of afternoon winds from the southwest continued, and fire behavior became more aggressive as the inversion lifted. This pattern is expected to continue as the warming and drying trend with higher temperatures peaks on Thursday and Friday.

Integrating personnel and equipment resources across the West and East Zones has been successful in supporting the highest priority needs in terms of protection of life and property. We expect this integration effort to continue throughout the remainder of the incident.

Crews continue to prioritize preparation of structures around the fire perimeter. The fire remained in the same footprint near Crescent Mills, and additional resources were assigned to continue mop up. As the fire was backing on Keddie Hill, helicopters successfully supported ground crews with containment efforts. At Diamond Mountain Road, the fire exhibited similar backing behavior. In the Lone Rock area, firefighters contained multiple spot fires by constructing and reinforcing containment lines. Firefighters are utilizing the reduced fire activity in the Sheep Fire scar to connect existing containment lines to the perimeter of that footprint. Around Dyer Mountain, the existing road system is being combined with indirect line construction to contain the fire.

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire remained active overnight due to low humidity recovery. Heavy smoke settled in the area, reducing visibility. Southwest winds will average 16 mph with a 10% cloud cover. Fire behavior will be wind-driven, with fire growth to the northeast. Crews will continue to concentrate on structure defense, mopping up areas of probable concern, strengthening existing control lines, and focusing on multiple contingency lines. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are constantly changing. Please see below for information affecting your area.

August 10, 2021 at 9:09 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire remained active overnight due to low humidity recovery. Heavy smoke settled in the area reducing visibility. Southwest winds will average 16 mph with a 10% cloud cover. Fire behavior will be wind driven with fire growth to the northeast. Crews will continue to concentrate on structure defense, mopping up areas of probable concern, strengthening existing control lines, and focusing on multiple contingency lines. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are constantly changing, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Crews experienced mild temperatures overnight with high relative humidity providing favorable conditions to continue reinforcing containment lines. At the Evans Peak and Buffalo Ranch area, firefighters were focused on suppression as fire behavior picked up from late afternoon. Smokey conditions returned in the early morning and limited visibility for crews.

August 10, 2021 at 7:28 AM

Active fire behavior with poor overnight RH recoveries. Cal Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 3 (See), Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger) & Lassen Volcanic National Park. CAL Fire Team 3 in command of West Zone, CA Team 4 in command of East Zone.

August 9, 2021 at 8:17 PM

Large decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Active fire behavior with with primary growth to the northeast. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 70, 89, 36, 147 and Hwy 32, with areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P., the Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the fire area. Smoke impacts to Caribou Wilderness and a Class 1 Airshed. Lassen Park closure in effect. Cal Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 3 (See), Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger) & Lassen Volcanic National Park. CAL Fire Team 3 in command of West Zone, CA Team 4 in command of East Zone.

After the smoke inversion lifted, the Dixie Fire experienced more aggressive fire behavior and movement in the China Gulch area between the gap of the Walker and Sheep fire scars. This gap does not benefit from scarce fuels generally found in the footprint of the previous fires.

On the East Zone, overnight visibility was impacted due to smoke and localized gusty winds that reached up to 25 MPH. Crews worked to achieve a complete mop up in and around Spanish Creek. Firefighters used indirect tactics in the Dyer Mountain area due to increased fire activity and were successful holding fire within the boundary. No smoke was observed or reported from Silver Lake. Fire activity was high or low based on variable fuels across the landscape. Continued cooperation in planning and sharing of personnel and equipment across the West and East Zones will support construction of contingency lines and any necessary community protection.

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire behavior remained active overnight with areas of clear sky, calm winds, and moderate recovery of relative humidity. The fire will have heavy smoke this morning with some thinning this afternoon. Southwest winds will be up to 17 mph with a 5% cloud cover. Crews will continue to fight fire aggressively, construct direct, and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter. All resources are committed to structure defense in affected communities. Evacuation Warnings and Mandatory Evacuation Orders are constantly changing, please see below for information affecting your county.

August 9, 2021 at 8:46 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire behavior remained active overnight with areas of clear sky, calm winds, and moderate recovery of relative humidity. The fire will have heavy smoke this morning with some thinning this afternoon. Southwest winds will be up to 17 mph with a 5% cloud cover. Crews will continue to fight fire aggressively, construct direct, and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter. All resources are committed to structure defense in affected communities. Evacuation Warnings and Mandatory Evacuation Orders are constantly changing, please see below for information affecting your county.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Fire behavior overnight was moderate due to a smoke inversion although unlike previous inversions, smoke is expected to quickly move out of the area. Fire behavior is expected to increase with clear air and a warming trend that is forecasted to peak mid-week. Backing fire continued to move towards containment lines near China Gulch overnight. Fire behavior continues to be moderated in the existing fire scars so firefighters have focused on constructing and reinforcing containment lines bridging the Sheep and Walker fire scars.

August 9, 2021 at 7:07 AM

Active fire behavior with long-range spotting overnight. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 70, 89, 36, 147 and Hwy 32, with areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P., the Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the fire area. Smoke impacts to Caribou Wilderness and a Class 1 Airshed. Lassen Park closure in effect.

August 8, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Active burning in heavy, receptive fuel beds presents an imminent threat to values at risk within the fire perimeter and within the path of projected fire growth. Warming and drying conditions will increase risk of fire activity from smoldering areas. Potential still exists for spots to become established well outside of the control lines.

Active fire behavior with torching and long-range spotting. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 70, 89, 36, 147 and Hwy 32, with areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P., the Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the fire area. Smoke impacts to Caribou Wilderness and a Class 1 Airshed. Lassen Park closure in effect. Cal Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 3 (See), Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger) & Lassen Volcanic National Park. CAL Fire Team 3 in command of West Zone, CA Team 4 in command of East Zone.

August 8, 2021 at 8:24 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire behavior overnight was moderate due to smoke inversion, warm temperatures, and poor relative humidity recoveries. Fuel moistures remain critical and historically low. Fire activity is expected to decrease through the morning hours. Smoke shading from fires in the region will reduce fire intensity, increasing the potential for crews to make headway on building containment lines. Firefighters continue to provide structure defense and reinforce containment lines. Damage assessment is ongoing.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, overnight smoke significantly reduced visibility making driving hazardous for firefighting crews. Smoke shading and higher relative humidity recovery have moderated fire activity along much of the line. However, clearing skies on the northeast perimeter on Moonlight Peak have led to more dynamic fire behavior with fire backing down the slope. Crews attacked the fire direct and used heavy equipment to create containment. Firefighters will scout and verify containment and contingency lines along the fire perimeter to try to control the fire. Fire managers are shifting personnel to cover priority areas, including securing the line to protect homes in Crescent Mills and Hunt Valley, as well as cutting line, laying hoses and conducting strategic firing operations to defend Westwood.

August 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Fire behavior overnight was moderated due to smoke inversion, warm temperatures, and poor RH recoveries. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, Feather River College, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Road closures remain for Hwy 70, 89, 36 and Hwy 32, with areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P., the Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the fire area. Smoke impacts to Caribou Wilderness and a Class 1 Airshed. Lassen Park closure in effect. Cal Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 3 (See), Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger) & Lassen Volcanic National Park. CAL Fire Team 3 in command of West Zone, CA Team 4 in command of East Zone.

August 7, 2021 at 7:11 PM

An infrared flight on August 6, 2021 showed fire activity near the Mount Harkness Lookout in the Juniper Lake area of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Park has confirmed via an incident reconnaissance flight that the Mount Harkness Lookout has been destroyed. The safety of firefighters and the public remains our number one priority.

Dixie Fire West Zone – Smoke continued to drive the local weather pattern
over the Dixie Fire today. High pressure aloft kept the fire environment
stable. The smoke helped limit daytime heating, but the vegetation remains
very receptive to embers. Small flare ups can contribute to spot fires across
the control line. Firefighters continue to prepare and defend structures.
Crews will construct, reinforce, improve, mop up and patrol fire line. Damage
assessment is ongoing.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, wildland firefighters took
advantage of more moderate fire behavior today and capitalized on
opportunities to safely engage directly along the fire’s edge. Crews dug
handline and utilized engines and bulldozers on the north flank to keep the
fire from reaching Dyer Mountain. The fire is slowing its advance northeast
from Mountain Meadows around Moonlight Peak to Moonlight Valley. The fire
is burning within the 2007 Moonlight Fire scar, where fuels are lighter, but
where there is a danger from hazard trees or snags that can fall without
warning.

Heavy equipment was used to build indirect line or contingency fuel
breaks from Keddie Ridge to Hunt Canyon. Crews continue to secure the
containment line west of Crescent Mills, where no structures have been
impacted. Firefighters did structure preparation in Taylorsville North Valley.
Crews are also removing brush and preparing Diamond Mountain Road as a
possible fuel break

August 7, 2021 at 7:12 AM

30,698 people remain evacuated, damage assessment is ongoing.

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire activity overnight was minimal due to smoke inversion and better overnight relative humidity recovery; however, fuel moisture remains historically low and has caused difficulty in suppressing the fire spread. Fire crews continue to provide structure defense throughout communities, constructing and reinforcing control lines, establishing new lines and improving old control lines. Damage assessment is ongoing.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The weather inversion continued overnight bringing cooler temperatures, better relative humidity recovery and calmer winds that significantly reduced fire behavior. Firefighters took advantage of the opportunity to safely engage directly along the fire perimeter.

The fire slowed its advance northeast, as it is now burning in more sparse fuels within the 2007 Moonlight Fire scar. Crews finished priority strategic firing operations overnight to keep the fire west of Crescent Mills. Today, slightly cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected to persist allowing firefighters an opportunity to scout ahead for contingency line locations in the Dyer Mountain area. Firefighters completed structure protection efforts including assessing homes, laying hose and staging pumps from Lake Almanor to Westwood. Crews are making progress towards containment on the spot fire near Lone Rock that is now estimated at roughly 80 acres

August 6, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Plumas County Sheriff’s Office: As of 08/06/2021 at 8:00 PM, we have received reports of eight unaccounted for individuals. We are seeking the public and the media’s assistance is helping us locate the individuals so we can report back to their loved ones.

Our Investigations Unit has already been successful in safely locating 16 additional individuals throughout today.

We request if you know where any of these people are to contact them and have them call the Sheriff’s Office at 530-283-6300 to let us know they are safe, so we can report back to the person(s) looking for them.

  1. Danny Sczenski of Greenville
  2. Jesus AND Ella Gursasola of Greenville
  3. Matthew Henley of Greenville
  4. Glen Gallagher of Greenville
  5. Sally AND Harold Brown of Crescent Mills
  6. Donna Shelton of Chester

Thank you for any assistance you can provide our office and the friends and family of those mentioned above.

August 6, 2021 at 6:55 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – There was a change in the weather pattern today, as smoke lingered over the region, changing the fire environment. Temperatures were cooler, especially in smoky areas, and relative humidity is expected to trend higher. Fire behavior is expected to be moderated by smoke from this and other fires. Although this may reduce large runs and spotting, there will still be active fire behavior. Dry fuels are creating serious resistance to control. Fire crews continue to provide structure defense, construct, and improve fire line, mop up and patrol. Damage assessment teams are in place, assessing damages, in areas where fire activity has diminished.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Today’s weather inversion moderated fire behavior. The fire is now burning northeast into the 2020 Sheep Fire scar. Firefighters assessed homes, laid hose and staged sprinklers along State Route 147, along the east shore of Lake Almanor, in Clear Creek and in Westwood to protect structures should the fire spread further north. Crews also went direct along the fireline and used heavy equipment to keep the fire south of Dyer Mountain. Firefighters were able to build upon overnight strategic firing operations to keep the fire west of Crescent Mills. Crews feel confident they will be able to contain a roughly 50-acre spot fire on Lone Rock, which is burning into sparse fuels surrounded by roads that provide a natural barrier. For clarification, the community of Greenhorn is not considered to be threatened by the Dixie Fire. The intent of our reference to Greenhorn in our morning update was for fire mangers to inform the public of the large area of critical infrastructure that is being protected to the east of the Dixie Fire.

Structures Destroyed: 184
Other Minor Structures: 84

Structures Damaged: 11
Other Minor Structures: 9
Structures Threatened: 13,871

August 6, 2021 at 12:17 PM

The forecast has moderated, yet hot temperatures and low humidity remain with the possibility of afternoon SW winds gusting to 25 mph. Smoke is settling lower, bringing unhealthy air quality to Sierra communities along U.S. 395 from Susanville to Doyle. The inversion will hamper visibility for air support, yet may also limit fire growth. However, when it lifts, intense surface fire, group tree torching, short runs of fire along the treetop crowns and short-range spotting are anticipated.

On the East Zone, the fast-moving fire grew by 71,000 acres, the largest overnight growth yet, with the blaze reaching Cairn Butte and Moonlight Valley. Preservation of human life remains the top priority. Crews have successfully conducted strategic burning operations around Crescent Mills to help protect the town.

Today, wildland firefighters with afternoon air support, including air tankers and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), will strengthen structure protection along the east shore of Lake Almanor, Clear Creek, Westwood and Hunts Valley. Air water drops and fire retardant do not put out the fire and are ineffective on crown fires, but do limit fire growth, allowing time for ground crews to work. Structure protection may include cutting handline, using chain saws to limb trees, removing brush, laying hose lines and assessing whether fire engines have a path to protect homes. Crews will also be removing brush around valuable infrastructure and using fire-resistant material to wrap the Dyer Mountain repeater site and Hamilton Mountain communication site. Damage teams will be assessing significant loss in Canyondam and Greenville. Fire Managers continue to strategize tactics to protect cultural resources; critical infrastructure, including telecommunications lines; and private property and private timberlands in the path of possible future fire growth to Peninsula Village and Greenhorn. Multiple additional resources, which will help implement these strategies, have been ordered and we await their arrival.

Dixie Fire West Zone –The Dixie Fire remained very active overnight with warm temperatures, poor relative humidity recoveries, and strong overnight winds fueling fire behavior. The fire continues to move towards control lines, burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Steep terrain, heavy fuel loading, spot fires, and wind in alignment with canyons is making control difficult. The fire is expected to remain active in the morning hours. The valleys will see better relative humidity recovery today, which will enable crews to make headway on building containment lines. Damage assessment teams are assessing the fire area.

The public is strongly encouraged to heed evacuation orders and warnings, as rescuing the public take firefighters away from fighting fire. Those living near the fire should create defensible space, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

August 6, 2021 at 9:58 AM

New Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been issued for:

• Lassen National Forest south of Hwy 36 to the Lassen County line including Hamilton Mtn., Coyote Peak, and Indicator Peak – Zone LAS-E017
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line to A21 – Zone LAS-EO27
• South of Hwy. 44 from A21 to McCoy Flat – Zone LAS-E028
• North of Hwy. 36 east of A21 – Zone LAS-EO29

August 6, 2021 at 7:10 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – The Dixie Fire remained very active overnight with
warm temperatures, poor relative humidity recoveries, and strong overnight
winds fueling fire behavior. The fire continues to move towards control lines,
burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Steep terrain, heavy fuel
loading, spot fires, and wind in alignment with canyons is making control
difficult. The fire is expected to remain active in the morning hours. The
valleys will see better relative humidity recovery today, which will enable
crews to make headway on building containment lines. Damage assessment
teams are assessing the fire area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, the fast-moving fire has reached
the southern shore of Mountain Meadows Reservoir and was expected to
remain active and dynamic overnight with flanking, tree group torching and
fire running along the crowns of treetops. Priorities for wildland firefighters
were preservation of human life and utilizing engines, hand crews and
bulldozers to control spot fires in the Canyon Dam area, provide structure
protection along the east shore of Lake Almanor, the community of Crescent
Mills and the remaining homes in Greenville.

Fire Managers are also strategizing tactics to protect cultural resources,
critical infrastructure, and private property in the path of possible future fire
growth near State Route 44 around Peninsula Village, as far east as
Greenhorn. Multiple additional resources, which will help with the
implementation of these strategies, have been ordered and we are awaiting
their arrival.

August 5, 2021 at 7:04 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – The Dixie fire remained extremely explosive throughout the day producing high intensity spot fires and torching. Crown fire runs and intense surface fire occurred, and sustained winds were present. Pyro Cumulus clouds and shifting winds caused erratic and unpredictable fire behavior. These conditions remain elevated with very low fuel moistures which continue to challenge control efforts. Firefighters are actively engaged in fighting fire and defending structures and critical infrastructure. Control lines continue to be constructed and reinforced.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, wildland firefighters with air support are fighting the fast-moving fire on multiple fronts that has reached Moonlight Ridge, with structure protection and preservation of human life our top priorities. Fire Managers are also strategizing tactics to protect cultural resources, important infrastructure and private property in the path of possible future fire growth from Clear Creek around Mountain Meadows Reservoir to Rattlesnake Peak and Flournoy Bridge, as far east as Greenhorn. Multiple additional resources, which will help with the implementation of these strategies, have been ordered and we are awaiting their arrival.

August 5, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Lassen County Sheriff: County Road A-21 is now closed due to fire. We anticipate that Hwy 36 between Westwood and Susanville will close soon. If you are still in Westwood, you need to evacuate now.

NEW Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been issued for:

• Walker Lake area north of Mtn. Meadows Reservoir and south of Moonlight Rd. – Zone E018
• Area east of Mtn. Meadows Reservoir and south of Hwy 36 to Coppervale – Zone LAS-E026

Evacuation orders remain in place for:

• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to Moonlight Ranch Rd- Zones LAS-E020 and LAS-E023
• The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to A21 including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area -Zone LAS-E031
• The unpopulated area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir from Hamilton Branch waterway east to the Lassen/Plumas County line. Zone LAS-E019.

New Evacuation Warnings have been issued for the following areas:

• Lassen National Forest south of Hwy 36 to the Lassen County line includes Hamilton Mtn., Coyote Peak, and Indicator Peak – Zone LAS-E017
• South of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir – Zone LAS-E030
Evacuation Warnings remain in place for:
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line to A21 – Zone LAS-EO27
• South of Hwy. 44 from A21 to McCoy Flat. – Zone LAS-E028
• North of Hwy. 36 east of A21 – Zone LAS-EO29

August 5, 2021 at 1:40 PM

Evacuate to Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds
DIXIE FIRE EVACUATION ORDERS AND WARNINGS

NEW Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been issued for:
• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to Moonlight Ranch Rd- Zones LAS-E020 and LAS-E023
Evacuation orders remain in place for:
• The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to A21 including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area -Zone LAS-E031
• The unpopulated area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir from Hamilton Branch waterway east to the Lassen/Plumas County line. Zone LAS-E019.

New Evacuation Warnings have been issued for the following areas:
• Walker Lake area north of Mtn. Meadows Reservoir and south of Moonlight Rd. – Zone E018
• Area east of Mtn. Meadows Reservoir and south of Hwy 36 to Coppervale – Zone LAS-E026
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line to A21 – Zone LAS-EO27
• South of Hwy. 44 from A21 to McCoy Flat. – Zone LAS-E028
• North of Hwy. 36 east of A21 – Zone LAS-EO29

The emergency alert zone map can be accessed at this link: community.zonehaven.com

Safety Message: People under evacuation order need to leave immediately. Those under warning who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now. Please use caution while leaving the area. Drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. Be aware that changes in fire activity may cause warnings to escalate to a mandatory evacuation order at any time. If you need assistance evacuating, call non-emergency dispatch at 530-257-6121. An Emergency Shelter has been set up at Lassen Community College. The Shelter number is (530) 250-9004. Large animals can be taken to the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Deputies will be going door to door to make notification.

August 5, 2021 at 10:02 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Extreme fire behavior through the night fueled by low relative humidity and strong winds allowed the fire to grow 50,000 acres overnight. Firefighters continue to actively engage the fire, construct direct and indirect fire line and provide structure defense.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The fire spotted over control lines in Round Valley and grew explosively with whole tree torching and a crown fire being driven by gusty winds. Despite valiant efforts of firefighters, aerial resources and law enforcement to protect life and defend property, fire spread into the community of Greenville. Damage assessment is ongoing. The fire behavior moderated some after dark. Red Flag warning will remain in effect until 8 pm Thursday for dry, windy conditions and the potential for extremely active fire behavior. Today the focus is on containing active fire perimeter on the north side of the fire and holding existing firelines.

Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office:

Evacuation Orders:

  • Evacuation Orders include the west shore of Lake Almanor from the Canyon Dam, northwest to Hwy 36 at Hwy 89. This includes the communities of Prattville, Big Meadows, and Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point Campground and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.
  • High Lakes (PLUMAS COUNTY) Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas County line. Plumas/Butte County line east of Twain includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie,Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain.
  • Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Rd. at Riverdance, and everything west to the Butte/Plumas County Line. This includes Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tollgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all surrounding areas.
  • Caribou Rd. north to Humbug Rd. and Humboldt Rd. intersection. This includes Belden  Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir, Prattville, Butt Reservoir Road, and everything west to the Butte/Plumas County line, and the community of Seneca south to Hwy 70.
  • P Zone 1: Evacuation Order for High Lakes area, Storrie, Tobin, and Rock Creek. Evacuation Order for Belden, Rich Bar, Virgilia, Seneca, and Twain communities along the SR70 corridor. Evacuation Order to begin at SR70 at Pulga Rd along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Rich Bar Rd., from SR70 at Rich Bar Rd., to the north along the Pacific Crest Trail to the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line, from the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line west along the county line to the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.
  • P Zone 2: Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake communities. Evacuation to include the south edge of the SR70 corridor, from Belden east to Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake Rd. at Bucks Lake Rd., to include the communities of Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley, from south, on Bucks Lake Rd. at Snake Lake Rd. to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek (south), from the the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek Rd. (south) along Bucks Lake Rd. to the Plumas/Butte Co. line, from Bucks Lake Rd. at the Plumas/Butte Co line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line, where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.
  • P Zone 3: Evacuation Order for the Caribou area. Evacuation to include SR70 at Virgilia to the north along the east shore of Butt Lake, to the intersection of Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd, to the east along Humbug Rd. to the Butte Co. Line, to the south along the Butte Co. Line to Chips Creek, east along Chips Creek to SR70, east along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Virgilia
  • P Zone 4A: Evacuation Order for the Paxton, Seneca, Long Valley, and East Butt Lake area. Evacuation Warning to include the Paxton area at SR70, north to the Long Valley, west to the south side of Butt Lake, from the south side of Butt Lake to SR70 at Virgilia, east along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Paxton.
  • P Zone 4B: Evacuation Order in the Long Valley and Seneca communities. Starting from the Long Valley area north along Wolf Creek Rd, to the intersection of Wolf Creek Rd and South Almanor, from the intersection of South Almanor and Wolf Creek Rd west along South Almanor, continuing west along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection of Humbug-Humboldt Crossing Rd, from the intersection of Fox Farm Rd and Humbug-Humboldt Rd, to south along Prattville Butt Valley Reservoir Rd to the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir, from the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir east to Long Valley. 
  • P Zone 5: Evacuation Order for the community of Prattville, which includes north of SR89, south of Lake Almanor, west from Canyon Dam and east from Humboldt Rd.
  • P Zone 5A: Evacuation Order for the community of Canyon Dam. Starting at the intersection of SR89 and SR147 east to the intersection of SR89 at Old Haun Rd., from the intersection of SR89 and Old Haun Rd. north to the intersection of Old Haun Rd. and SR147, from the intersection of SR147 and Old Haun Rd. to the intersection of SR89 and SR147.
  • P Zone 5B: Evacuation Order for the Almanor West community. PLU-5B will begin at the intersection of Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. at SR89, north along SR89 to south along the west shore of Lake Almanor to Osprey Rd., west along Osprey Rd. and continuing west along Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. to the intersection with SR89
  • P Zone 6: Evacuation Order Humbug Rd. from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Rd. west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Rd. to Humboldt Rd.
  • P Zone 6A: Evacuation Order beginning from the intersection of Humbug-Humboldt Crossing Rd and Fox Farm Rd, west along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection with SR36, south from the intersection of SR36 and Fox Farm Rd, south to the Butte County line, south along Butte County line to Humboldt Rd., east along Humboldt Rd to the intersection with HumbugHumboldt Crossing Rd, continuing west to the Butte County Line, south along the Butte County Line to Humbug Rd, east along Humbug Rd to the intersection of Humboldt Rd.
  • P Zone 6B: Evacuation Order will begin at the intersection of Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. at SR89, south along Humbug Humboldt Rd. to the intersection with Humboldt Rd., west to the Round Valley Creek and Deer Creek intersect, north along the Tehama County Line to the intersection SR36, east along SR36 to the intersection of SR89, south along SR89 to the intersection with Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd.
  • P Zone 7: Evacuation Order  for the community of Stover. This will include the intersection of SR89 at SR36, west SR36 to the Pacific Coast Trail, north to Willow Springs Camp Ground, northeast to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd., south to the intersection of SR89 and SR36.
  • P Zone 8: Evacuation Order  for the community of Chester. This includes the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd., east to Last Chance Camp Ground, south to SR36 on the causeway, southwest to the intersection of SR89 and SR36, north to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd. 
  • P Zone 9: Evacuation Order  for the communities of Peninsula and Hamilton Branch. The warning will include SR36 on the causeway, east to the Lassen County Line, south on SR147 to County Road A13, south to Peninsula Point, north to the SR36 causeway.
  • P Zone 10: Evacuation Order for the community of East Shore. The Order will include the intersection of SR147 and County Rd. A13, east to Little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain, south to SR89, west to SR147, north to County Rd. A13.
  • P Zone 11: Evacuation Order for the community of Road Valley Reservoir and Long Valley will include State Route 89 near the Clear Creek to the State Route 70, south to State Route 70 at the Feather River, east along State Route 70 to the intersection of State Route 89, north on State Route 89 to Dixie Creek due north to Seltzer Road.
  • P Zone 11A: Evacuation Order for the community of Round Valley Reservoir and Long Valley. This includes SR89 near Round Valley Reservoir and west along Long Valley Rd., to Dixie Creek and north to SR89.
  • P Zone 12: Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The Order will include Feather River Hot Springs east on SR70 to Barlow
    Road, southwest to Oroville-Quincey Highway, west to Snake Lake Road, north to Feather River Hot Springs.
  • P Zone 12A: Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The Evacuation order is to begin at Blackhawk Rd at SR70, to west on Snake Lake Rd to the intersection with Powerline Easement, continuing west from the intersection of Snake Lake Rd and Powerline Easement to the Hambly Ravine, from the Hambly Ravine north to SR70, continuining east along the SR70 corridor to the intersection with SR89 (Greenville Wye), from the intersetction with SR70 and SR89 (Greenville Wye), continuing east along the SR70 corridor to the intersection with Blackhawk Rd.
  • P Zone 13: Evacuation Order for the community of the northeast side of Indian Valley. The Order will include Dyer Mountain, southeast to Keddie Ridge, southeast to Diamond Mountain Road, west to Stampfli Lane, north to Wolf Creek, northwest to the intersection of N Valley Road and Pecks Valley Road, north to the intersection of Williams Valley Road and Lower Williams Valley Road, northwest to SR89 at Second Water Tower Creek, north to Dyer Mountain.
  • P Zone 14: Evacuation Order for the community of Greenville and Crescent Mills. The order will include SR89 at Dixie Creek, northeast to Stampfli Lane,
    north to Wolf Creek, northwest to SR89, north on SR89 to Hauns Creek.
  • P Zone 15: Evacuation Order for the community of Taylorsville. The warning will include SR89 at Moccasin, northeast to Stampfli Lane at Indian Creek, east to Diamond Mountain Road, south to Genesee Road at N Valley Road, west to SR89 at Indian Falls, northeast to Moccasin.
  • P Zone 16: Evacuation Order for the community of Mount Hough. The warning will include SR89 at Indian Falls, east to Genesee Road at N Valley Road, south to the intersection of Forest Service Road 25N14 and Forest Service Road 24N85, west to SR70 at Barlow Road, north to SR89 at Indian Falls.
  • P Zone 17B: Evacuation Order the areas north of Chandler Road. Chandler Road at Oakland Camp Road east to State Route 70, north from the intersection of State Route 70 to the south border of Canyon Railroad Subdivision. The northern borders of Zones 17 and 17A are moved to the south edge of Chandler Road and remain in Evacuation Warning status.
  • P Zone 18: Evacuation Order for the Peter’s Creek Area. The Order begins at Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds north to Keddie Peak, continuing north along Cook’s creek to Springs Creek, east to Enlge Mine, south from Engle Mine to Peter’s Creek, continuing south along Peter’s Creek to Taylor Diggings, west from Taylor Diggings to Talyorsville Rodeo grounds.
  • P Zone 38: Evacuation Order for the area of Echo Lake. This includes the area north of Hwy 36, north to the county line, and east of Chester, east to the county line.
  • P Zone 39: Evacuation Order for the Swain area.
  • P Zone 40: Evacuation Order for the area of Warner Valley.
  • P Zone 41: Evacuation Order for the area Sifford

Evacuation Warnings:

  • P Zone 15A: Evacuation Warning for the community of Taylorsville. This will include SR89 at Moccasin, northeast to Stamfli Lane at Indian Creek, east to Diamond Mountain Rd., south to fire perimeter south of Arlington Rd. continuing to Moccasin.
  • P Zone 17C: Evacuation Warning for the areas from the intersection of Chandler Rd. (east) and SR70 east to Oakland Camp Rd. and south of Mt. Hough Rd.
  • P Zone 18A: Evacuation Warning for the Peter’s Creek area. This begins at Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds north to Diamond Mountain Rd. Follows Diamond Mountain Rd. to Engle Mine, and south from Engle Mine to Peter’s Creek, continuing south along Peter’s Creek to Taylor Diggings, west from Taylor Diggins to Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds.
  • P Zone 21: Evacuation Warning for the area of Little Grizzly Creek. The Order will begin at intersection 25N14 and 24N85, east to the intersection of 113 and 24N60, north to the east end of 25N42C, west to just south of Gaging Station, south to 25N14 and 24N85.
  • P Zone 28: Evacuation Warning for the Genesee Valley. This includes east of Taylorsville along Genesee Rd corridor continuing east along Genesee Indian Creek and ending at 27N09.

Plumas County Resources:

Butte County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas

Evacuation Orders:

  • For the communities of Butte Meadows, Jonesville, and Lake Philbrook areas remain in place.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Inskip area

Butte County Resources:

Lassen County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas

Evacuation Order: 

  • LAS E019: Evacuation Warning This includes the area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir from Hamilton Branch waterway east to the Lassen/Plumas County line.

Evacuation Warning:

  • LAS E020: Evacuation Warning for the Clear Creek area. Clear Creek, south of Highway 36 from the Lassen County line, east to A21 Mooney Rd. including Highway 147.
  • LAS E023: Evacuation Warning for Westwood and Pine Town area south of Highway 36 from the Westwood Landfill Rd. east to Moonlight Ranch Rd.

Lassen County Resources:

Tehama County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas

Evacuation Orders:

  • TEH-1 (D18, D19, E18, E19): Evacuation Order for the St. Bernard’s Lodge
    and Elam-Carter Creek areas.
  • TEH-C18: Evacuation Order for the area of Wilson Lake.
  • TEH-C19: Evacuation Order for the area to the east of Wilson Lake, to the Tehama/Plumas County line.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • T Zone 1: Evacuation Warning to include the area of Colby Creek. The order will begin at the Butte and Tehama County line, west along the Tehama County Line to the intersection with SR32, north along the SR32 corridor to the intersection with SR36, from the intersection with SR32 and SR36, east along SR36 to the intersection with Plumas and Tehama County Line.
  • TEH-C16: Evacuation Warning for the area of Fire Mountain Lodge. This will include subzones 221, 222, 223, 224,225, 226, 228.
  • TEH-C17: Evacuation Warning for the area of Childs Meadows/Highlands
    Resort. This will include subzones 228 and 227.
  • TEH-1 (D17): Evacuation Warning for the Wilson Creek and Slate Creek areas.

Tehama County Resources:

Shelter Locations:

Plumas County:

  • Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy

Lassen County

  • Lassen Community College at 478-200 CA-139 Susanville

American Red Cross: Public Information Line (855)-755-7711

Animal Evacuation Centers:

Plumas County:

  • Plumas County Fairgrounds 204 Fairground Road, Quincy
    (large animals)
  • 201 Mill Creek Road, Quincy
    (small animals)
  • Recreation Center 101 Meadowview Lane, Chester

Tehama County:

  • Tehama County Complex 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff
    (large and small animals)

Road Closures:

Plumas County:

  • SR36 WB at the Lassen/Plumas County line
  • SR147 SB at the Lassen/Plumas County line
  • SR70 at SR89 (Greenville “Y”)-No WB SR70
  • Bucks Lake Rd. at Lower Big Creek Rd.
  • Bucks Lake Rd. at River Dance-No SB Bucks Lake Rd.
  • SR89 at Stampfli-No NB SR89

Butte County:

  • SR70 at Deadwood Rd – No EB SR70
  • SR32 at Humboldt Rd.-No EB Humboldt Rd.- No NB SR32 Traffic
  • Skyway at Humbug Summit Rd.-No NB Skyway-No EB Humbug Summit Rd.

Tehama County:

  • SR32 at SR36-no SB SR32 traffic/no EB SR36 traffic

Additional Road Information:

National Forest Closures:

The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-04 as of July 16 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety through September 16. For additional information, visit the LNF Website: www.fs.usda.gov/lassen 

Plumas National Forest within the Dixie Fire Area per Forest Order No. 05-11-00-21-14 The Plumas National Forest (PNF) implemented Forest Order 05-11-00-21- 15 as of July 16, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety. For additional information, visit the PNF Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

Forest Order 05-11-00-21-16 (Phases 1 and 2 Expanded Dixie Fire Emergency Area, Road, Trail, and Developed Recreation Site Closure Order) https://tinyurl.com/74hf8rk3 

Lassen Volcanic National Park Warner Valley and Jupiter Lake areas will be closed to all access and the entire park will be closed to back country camping.

August 5, 2021 at 7:39 AM

Extreme fire behavior and long-range spotting, crowning and group torching observed overnight. A Red Flag Warning for the fire area remains for gusty winds and low RH through 8pm tonight. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threat to structures, critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife and Feather River College. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Highway 70, 89, 36 and 32 road closures remain. Area closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P. in effect. Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the area. Smoke impacts to the Caribou Wilderness Class 1 Airshed. Fire is being managed under Unified Command: CAL Fire IMT 1 (Huang) and Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger).

August 4, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone:
Fire continues to move toward control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Steep terrain, heavy fuel loading, and wind in alignment with canyons is making control difficult. Fire activity continued into the evening hours following local winds and topography with active uphill runs, flanking, and single tree torching. Hot conditions will persist this afternoon across the fire area. Winds are beginning to respond with southerly and westerly winds becoming more prevalent gusting up to 20 mph. Afternoon humidity will continue to plummet into the teens across many locations. Crews continue to fight fire aggressively, construct and reinforce control lines, and protect structures. Mop up efforts have begun where appropriate.

Dixie Fire East Zone
The fire grew north with active burning due to Red Flag weather conditions yesterday afternoon. No additional structure damage has been reported. Mandatory evacuation orders have been updated to include areas north of Greenville and Lake Almanor. Overnight poor relative humidity recovery and dry conditions contributed to fire activity while crews monitored and patrolled the fire perimeter. Today hot, dry and windy conditions are predicted with a Red Flag warning in effect at 1 pm until Thursday at 8 pm. Active fire behavior is expected with strong, gusty winds. Today crews are building direct, indirect and contingency lines where the fire is active. Firefighters will be mopping up and patrolling the rest of the perimeter of the east zone diligently checking for fire movement.

August 4, 2021 at 7:37 AM

12,182 structures are threatened.

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire continues to move toward control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Steep terrain, heavy fuel loading, and wind in alignment with canyons is making control difficult. Fire activity continued into the evening hours following local winds and topography with active uphill runs, flanking, and single tree torching. Hot conditions will persist this afternoon across the fire area. Winds are beginning to respond with southerly and westerly winds becoming more prevalent gusting up to 20 mph. Afternoon humidity will continue to plummet into the teens across many locations. Crews continue to fight fire aggressively, construct and reinforce control lines, and protect structures. Mop up efforts have begun where appropriate.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The fire grew north with active burning due to Red Flag weather conditions yesterday afternoon. No additional structure damage has been reported. Mandatory evacuation orders have been updated to include areas north of Greenville and Lake Almanor. Overnight poor relative humidity recovery and dry conditions contributed to fire activity while crews monitored and patrolled the fire perimeter.

Today hot, dry and windy conditions are predicted with a Red Flag warning in effect at 1 pm until Thursday at 8 pm. Active fire behavior is expected with strong, gusty winds. Today crews are building direct, indirect and contingency lines where the fire is active. Firefighters will be mopping up and patrolling the rest of the perimeter of the east zone diligently checking for fire movement.

August 4, 2021 at 7:06 AM

Fire behavior remained active overnight with gusty winds. A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low RH from 1pm to 8pm today through Thursday. New Evacuation Orders issued for Indian Valley, Lake Almanor and community of Chester. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife and Feather River College. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Highway 70 and 32 road closures remain. Areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P. Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the area. Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger).

August 3, 2021 at 7:06 PM

Active fire behavior with torching and long-range spotting observed. A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low RH from 1pm to 8pm Thursday. New Evacuation Orders issued for Indian Valley, Lake Almanor and community of Chester. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife and Feather River College. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Highway 70 and 32 road closures remain. Areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P. Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the area. Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) & Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton). Type 1, CA Team 4 (Opliger) planning to transition the East Zone today with CA Team 2 (Minton).

August 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Due to the #DixieFire a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for:
ALL OF CHESTER, from the Hwy 36 Hwy 89 junction, east to the Causeway. The intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy and Warner Valley Rd., east to Lake Chance Campground, south to SR36 on the causeway, southwest to the intersection of SR89 and SR36, north to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy and Warner Valley Road.
ALL OF THE PENINSULA AND HAMILTON BRANCH from SR36 on the causeway, east to the Lassen County Line, south on SR147 to County Road A13, south to Peninsula Point, north to the SR36 causeway.
You should evacuate to the east, to the shelter in Susanville at the Lassen Community College at 478-200 CA-139.
Those who need transportation should call 530-283-6414

August 3, 2021 at 1:05 PM

Plumas County Sheriff’s Office: After consulting with the incident management team and further progression from the #DixieFire, we are issuing a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER FOR: East Shore of Lake Almanor; this includes, the intersection of SR147 and County Rd. A13, east to Little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain, south to SR89, west to SR147, north to County Rd. A13.
MAP LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ydrapp24
You should evacuate to Chester. A shelter is set up at 180 Gay Street (Chester Memorial Hall) If you need transportation out of the Mandatory Evacuation area you need to call: 530-283-6414

August 3, 2021 at 7:45 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire Behavior is expected to increase due to drying conditions. Fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Steep terrain, heavy fuel loading, and wind in alignment with canyons is making control difficult. Forecasted weather patterns remain steady with no big weather changes though conditions remain near critical with breezy, hot and dry weather today. A dry cold frontal passage will bring a wind test to the fire late Wednesday into Thursday before a quieter weather pattern returns. Fire crews continue to construct and reinforce control lines, fall trees that threaten containment efforts, and provide structure defense in communities at risk.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Firefighters worked through the night to protect structures in the Greenville area after the explosive fire growth experienced during late afternoon yesterday. Engines, crews and heavy equipment shifted from other areas to increase structure protection and direct line construction as the fire moved toward Greenville. Firefighters on the night shift continued that work last night. Engines not assigned to the Greenville area patrolled the remainder of the perimeter to protect the accomplishments of the last several weeks.

Today, dry, hot and windy conditions are expected and the forecast calls for the return of active fire behavior. Crews are focused on building lines to contain northern perimeter growth, protecting structures and holding the remainder of the fire perimeter. In addition to the fight in Greenville, firefighters will also be working to construct direct and indirect line in the Feather River drainage east of Caribou and just south of Seneca, respectively. Smoke from interior islands is expected when the winds pick up today. California Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (CIIMT2) will be transitioning command today with CIIMT4 under the command of Rocky Opliger.

August 2, 2021 at 8:11 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Extreme fire behavior has been mostly influenced by heavy fuel loadings, tree stand density, steep slopes, and unburned interior islands. Fuels are at critical levels and the fire has become active. Short range spotting and tree torching continues to challenge control lines and suppression efforts. Weather conditions will be mostly sunny with areas of smoke. Wind speeds out of the southwest with gusts from 8-12 miles per hour. Fire crews continue to construct and reinforce control lines, protect structures, fall trees that threaten containment efforts, and provide structure defense in communities at risk.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone fire activity increased as higher temperatures, drier conditions and gusty west winds developed. Helicopters and air tankers were used extensively to drop retardant on hot spots along firelines and spot fires outside containment lines near Long Valley. Despite these efforts spot fires grew quickly and became established.

The fire is moving to the northeast toward Greenville. An evacuation order has been reinstated for Greenville. Near Rush Creek crews focused on holding the north fire perimeter while dozers and crews from the West and East Zones work to connect the fire lines. Tonight’s weather predicts poor relative humidity recovery making for a longer and active burn period.

The hot, dry and gusty conditions are predicted through Wednesday evening, bringing potential for more erratic fire behavior. Residents in areas along the north perimeter of the fire are advised to monitor Plumas County Sheriff’s website for evacuation information. If further evacuations are declared follow the route instructions given.

August 2, 2021 at 7:31 PM

As of 8-2-2021 at 7:20 PM, per Sheriff Johns, after further evaluating the fire, its progression and current position, Crescent Mills is NOT included in the Mandatory Evacuation Order and is to only remain in a Warning at this time.

August 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Due to increased fire activity on the #DixieFire a Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for: Everything west of Hwy 89/36 Junction, west along the southside of Hwy 36 to the County line and south of Hwy 36 to Rock Lake and west to the County Line.

Those evacuating from the above area should go to the shelter at the Memorial Hall in Chester at 180 Gay Street.

A warning has been issued for: the north side of Hwy 36 from the Hwy 89/Hwy36, north along Stover Mtn Rd and west to the County Line.

MAP LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ydrapp24

August 2, 2021 at 5:38 PM

Plumas County Sheriff:

Due to increased fire activity on the #DixieFire , Sheriff Johns has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order for: Canyon Dam south to include Greenville and south of Greenville to include Crescent Mills. You should EVACUATE SOUTH TOWARDS QUINCY, immediately.

Hwy 89 is open to evacuate out of the area above; however, it is being closed to northbound traffic at Hwy 89 and Hwy 79 junction (Greenville Wye) and closed to southbound traffic at the Hwy 89/Hwy 147 junction.

There is a shelter at 59 Bell Lane in Quincy, the Springs of Hope Church.
If you need transportation out of the Mandatory Evacuation area you need to call: 530-283-6414

August 2, 2021 at 7:53 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire behavior is expected to increase due to drying conditions as planned as fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. No big weather changes are forecasted for Monday and Tuesday as southwest winds continue across the region. Seasonable highs in the 90s with humidity to around 15% and some areas of smoke today. Crews will continue to mop up, conduct fuel reduction operations, and tactical patrol. All damage inspections are 100% complete for this incident.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Overnight on the East Zone, firefighters monitored fire lines while burning out pockets of unburned fuels. The primary focus was on Dark Ravine and the Round Valley Lake area where spot fires were discovered late yesterday afternoon. Crews spent the night in Bucks Lake Wilderness putting in direct and indirect lines and patrolling. Crews on the Evans Fire worked to secure established fire lines while allowing the thick brush and heavy fuels on the interior to burn out. Today’s weather brings higher temperatures, lower humidity’s and gusty wind conditions, with increased fire behavior expected. Expect to see columns of smoke developing over the area as interior islands of unburned vegetation are consumed. Improvement of perimeter control lines in several areas will continue. The Rush Creek area is a critical concern. Firefighters are working to prevent spread of fire to the north. In coordination with the West Zone indirect and contingency lines are being constructed using a combination of dozer and hand line. Firefighters will be mopping up much of the perimeter of the East Zone. Firefighters and equipment are working throughout the area. Firefighters ask that drivers are respectful and drive with safety in mind as they return to the area.

August 2, 2021 at 7:28 AM

Minimal fire behavior observed. Evacuation Orders and Warnings are in effect for multiple communities. Repopulation ongoing where safely possible.

August 1, 2021 at 7:04 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Main fire activity will continue as planned consuming unburned interior islands. Significant progress was made in the vicinity of Philbrook and Butte Meadows. Dozer line is holding where firefighters have worked to mop up, extinguish and remove burning material along control lines. In the Lotts Lake area, direct line is securing the fire perimeter connecting Humbug Rd. to Humboldt Rd. over Cherry Hill to Humboldt Summit. Extra crews are working in rugged and steep terrain to complete more black line along the north side of Butt Lake Reservoir. Mid and long-range trends are keeping southwest wind flow across the region with dry and seasonably warm temperatures. Crews will continue to mop up and conduct fuel reduction operations, and tactical patrol. All damage inspections have been completed for this incident.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, fire activity increased as warmer, drier conditions and west winds developed today. Near Caribou, where the fire has burned from the east into the Feather River drainage, crews are working to build line directly on the northern edge of the fire. This is a difficult area to work so indirect and contingency lines are also being cut to the north. A plume developed today as a large pocket of unburned fuels in Rattlesnake Gulch burned. Fire is holding on control lines in the Rush Creek Road area where structures are threatened. Firefighters have been successful in catching two spot fires, one near Dark Ravine and the other northeast of Round Valley Reservoir. Burnout operations completed this morning north of Meadow Valley and along the railroad near Keddie are being held within control lines. Crews are mopping-up and monitoring firelines from Round Valley around the east side of the fire from Taylorsville south. In the Buck Lake Wilderness crews are monitoring fire activity as it approaches fire lines.

The Evans Fire crews are building lines through difficult terrain and thick vegetation in the 2007 Moonlight Fire scar. No significant weather changes are predicted this evening.

August 1, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone
Fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges as planned. Decreasing clouds overnight as monsoon moisture pushed east of the region. Evening southwest winds will ease east after sunset with nighttime northeast downcanyon winds developing. Today, southwest winds will keep the threat of thunderstorms to the east of the fire area. Less smoke should allow the inversion to lift earlier for the west zone. Fire crews continue to construct and reinforce control lines, protect structures, fall trees that threaten containment efforts, and provide structure defense in communities at risk. Damage Inspection teams will continue their assessments of critical infrastructure and key resources.

Dixie Fire East Zone
Yesterday on the East Zone, the active fire became more visible to surrounding communities. Late afternoon storms brought erratic outflow winds which tested the containment lines. The winds also helped burn interior pockets of historically dry brush and grass reducing the chance of the fire spotting over the control line. In the Red Hill area, where the fire pushed westward Thursday firefighters are working to prevent any further movement to the north. Crews continued to strengthen fireline protecting cabins and remove unburned fuel north of State Route 70. In Meadow Valley, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) overnight continued the tactical aerial ignition on Burton Ridge for a slow, low intensity firing operation. On the ground, hand crews strategically directed fire downslope along a grid system to remove grass and understory brush in a mosaic pattern that will preserve timber to help future erosion control. In the Bucks Lake Wilderness, handline along the Pacific Crest Trail has closed the mouth of the pocket, which will narrow, as the fire burns in on itself.

The Evans Fire has intensified in rugged terrain in Indian Valley within the 2007 Moonlight Fire scar. Overnight, UAS were used to ignite the tall brush, heavy logs and dead trees, which are burning at high temperatures and challenging wildland firefighting efforts. There are currently 187 firefighters assigned to the 70-acre fire.

Note: As firefighters continue making progress on the incident, Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted in the following zones: PZone 7 PZone 8 PZone 9 PZone 22 PZone 31 PZone 33 TZone 1 TZone 2 PZone 10 ·Butte County Sheriff’s Office is lifting the Evacuation Warning for the Pulga and East Concow areas.

July 31, 2021 at 6:27 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Main fire activity will continue in the unburned interior islands along the North. Extreme fire behavior has been mostly influenced by heavy fuel loadings, stand density, and steep slopes. There are a variety of fuels throughout the area including mixed pine forest with grass understory, open grass, and isolated shrub areas. Live fuel moistures are very low, drought conditions are extreme in the region, and large dead fuels are very dry. There will be Northeast wind gusts at 15-25 miles per hour this evening. Crews will continue to mop up and conduct fuel reduction operations, tactical patrol, and conduct damage assessments.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, clear skies allowed helicopters to assist ground crews and heavy equipment creating direct line in the Red Hill area. Firefighters are working to protect several cabins in the area. In Long Valley, engine crews are mopping up containment line and putting out hotspots. Secure fireline is holding from Emigrant Road near Taylorsville, south to Mount Hough Road, west to Keddie, Butterfly Valley and Hambly Ravine to Bean Hill. Smoke was visible today from Quincy, as crews burned a pocket of fuel inside the fire perimeter along Spanish Creek to increase the containment buffer zone and reduce future wildland fire risk.

In Meadow Valley, helicopters are conducting Tactical aerial ignition on the ridgeline to start a slow, low intensity firing operation that will back down both sides of the slopes to the valleys below in a multi-day, operation. Wildland firefighters are preparing for firing operations in the Bucks Lake Wilderness, if necessary. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are being used on the Evans Fire in Indian Valley, which is burning in the 2007 Moonlight Fire scar. Tall brush, heavy logs, dead trees and rugged terrain are challenging wildland firefighting efforts.

July 31, 2021 at 9:36 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire behavior is expected to increase due to drying conditions today. Fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. No growth is expected on the West Zone, but interior islands will continue to burn as planned. Unstable conditions will continue each afternoon with the potential for large column growth over areas of intense heat. Crews continue to provide structure defense in communities at risk, construct direct and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter, and contingency lines in both zones.

Dixie Fire East Zone: On the East Zone, smoke settled in the lower elevations with scattered showers bringing higher humidity and limiting the overnight burn window. Crews will continue to strengthen the fire line protecting homes and structures along the Rush Creek Road, where the fire burned into the 2012 Chips Fire burn scar in the Red Hill area between State Route 70 and Muggins Creek. From Dark Ravine to Round Valley Reservoir, crews guided fire to more level terrain, where it could more easily be fought. Containment line is holding along Emigrant Road above Taylorsville and night back burning has been completed from Mt. Hough south to Quincy. Containment also continues to hold from Keddie west to Butterfly Valley, Hambly Ravine, and Bean Hill as crews are mopping up and patrolling for hotspots. Crews have spent several days laying hoses, setting sprinklers and cutting line to do a slow, low intensity strategic tactical firing operation on roughly 1,500 acres in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area from Bean Hill south to Meadow Valley, when weather allows. Hotshot crews have been camped out near the fire or “spiked out” cutting hand line as a buffer from Jacks Meadow to Silver Lake. Secured fire line from Bucks Lake west to State Route 70 is anchored into containment from the West Zone. The East Zone has also created line around the Evans Fire, which is now reported at 50 acres on Evans Peak in Indian Valley.

July 30, 2021 at 7:13 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Potential exist for increased fire activity tonight. The fire continues to move inside control lines towards unburned interior islands as planned. Due to this interior fire production, pyrocumulus clouds have developed which can be visible from miles away. Firefighters will use optimal conditions at night to improve fire line, increase containment, assess, and protect structures and infrastructure. To date, 200,030 gallons of retardant have been applied to protect valuable structures and timber. Fire activity along Hwy 70 has diminished and transitioned to patrol status, felling for hazardous trees that threaten control lines, and extinguishing hot spots.

Dixie Fire East Zone – On the East Zone, crews made good progress Friday, as thunderstorms did not develop until late afternoon. In the northwest section, crews were able to protect homes and structures along the Rush Creek Road, as the fire burned towards the former Chips Fire burn scar in the Red Hill area between State Route 70 and Muggins Creek. From Dark Ravine to Round Valley Reservoir, crews allowed fire to burn down to more level terrain, where it could more easily be fought with backfires that will be set overnight. The containment line is holding along Emigrant Road above Taylorsville after previous night back burning operations.

Early Friday, crews also finished burning from Mt. Hough south to Quincy, and were able to mop up, secure the line and patrol for hotspots. Mop up is continuing along the line that is holding from Keddie west to Butterfly Valley, Hambly Ravine and Bean Hill.

Crews have spent several days laying hoses, setting sprinklers and cutting line to do a low intensity backburn on roughly 1,500 acres in the Bucks Lake Wilderness Area from Bean Hill south to Meadow Valley. Operations will use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and helicopters for aerial ignition, as well as ground crews.

Hotshot crews have been camped out or “spiked out” cutting hand line as a buffer from Jacks Meadow to Silver Lake. Line containment is secure and crews will start to pull back from Bucks Lake west to State Route 70, where blackline is anchored into containment from the West Zone.

Resources from the East Zone and local units are also working two lightning fires that resulted from the storm last night. The Evans Fire located on Mt. Evans was 85 acres this morning. The second, the Kessler Fire is a two-acre low intensity fire on Mt. Kessler.

July 30, 2021 at 9:28 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Potential exists for increased fire activity today. Successive drying can increase the chances of rekindle. The fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges with most expected growth to be West towards Butte Meadows. Increasing clouds with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms or light showers will lift north across the area tonight. Visibility will improve for air operations this afternoon. Crews continue to work closely with cooperating agencies to ensure the safety of crews to scout for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous trees and vegetation.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Several thunderstorms passed by the area of the Dixie Fire East Zone yesterday afternoon and evening. Strong outflow winds were observed, and some planned firing operations were temporarily put on hold. The fire behavior from Rock Creek to Bucks Lake has been calm, and containment lines are expected to hold. Crews are prepping containment lines north of Meadow Valley in hopes of conducting firing operations in the area once conditions allow.

Firefighters plan to mop up and patrol the containment lines near Hambly Ravine and near Keddie. Emigrant Road and Mount Hough Road may get additional firing operations if conditions allow. The crew’s course of action along the north perimeter from Round Valley Reservoir to Muggins Creek will depend on the fire behavior. Firefighters may go direct along the line or reinforce the containment lines to the north. The forecast continues to call for potentially gusty and stormy weather with a chance of dense smoke and haze resulting in poor visibility.

July 29, 2021 at 7:47 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone

Fire activity increased today on the Dixie Fire in the North and West sides as unburned interior islands were consumed. Firefighters continued to strengthen and reinforce containment lines, conducting low intensity firing operations as weather conditions allowed. Significant progress was made in the vicinity of Butte Meadows, where firefighters worked carefully to connect indirect dozer line to the main fire. Hot, dry and unstable weather is expected in the fire area through Friday. Humidity values are expected into the midteens. Patches of smoke and haze will continue to persist in the valleys.

Firefighters continue to work closely with cooperating agencies to ensure the safety of crews to scout for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous trees and vegetation.

Dixie Fire East Zone

The weather remained hot and dry today, with large pockets of smoke reducing visibility in various areas. The perimeter west of Bucks Lake looked good with strong containment lines and quiet fire behavior. North of Meadow Valley, crews continued to expand containment lines. The firing operation in Hambly Ravine was successful, and firefighters are cautiously optimistic about those containment lines. Crews continued to work on Mount Hough Road to protect Quincy and nearby neighborhoods. Along Emigrant Road, crews completed firing operations to protect Taylorsville. Firefighters saw increased fire behavior today on the north perimeter from Dark Ravine to the Round Valley Reservoir. Crews are still going direct on the fire perimeter in that area but may change tactics and work on the nearby dozer lines if fire behavior grows more aggressive. Southeast of Dark Ravine, fire behavior is calmer and firefighters went direct to the fireline in the Muggins Creek area.

Firing operations are planned tonight and tomorrow north of Meadow Valley, along Mount Hough Road towards Spanish Creek, and along Emigrant Road. All planned firing operations depend on weather and fuel conditions, but if successful, local communities may see flames and smoke in those areas.

July 29, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Active fire behavior with short crown runs and spotting observed. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities.

July 29, 2021 at 7:29 AM

16,660 people are evacuated.

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire activity was active during the evening with spotting and rollout. Fire behavior on the Dixie Fire is expected to increase due to drying conditions. Fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Most expected growth will be to the West towards Butte Meadows. Strong upper level ridging will bring warm and dry conditions to the area through Friday with well above normal temperatures and worsening overnight relative humidity recovery. Isolated thunderstorms today should stay well East of the fire area over the Sierra Mountains. Crews will continue to construct direct and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter, construct contingency lines in both zones, and provide structure defense in communities at risk.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Smoke levels varied over the fire yesterday evening, with the smoke clearing through much of the East Zone but remaining persistent in some drainages and valleys. Hot and dry weather in the afternoon allowed for some firing operations along containment lines. Crews focused on strengthening and securing containment lines in the East Zone. These containment lines include a line along the southern perimeter in the Bucks Lake region, the Mount Hough Road, Emigrant Road, and a northern direct line in the Long Valley and Round Valley Reservoir area. A spot fire began burning off the southeast perimeter, and firefighters quickly mobilized to address the new site. Crews plan on strategically using firing operations and air support today when and where possible. They will continue strengthening containment lines with dozers and handlines when conditions are less favorable for firing and air operations. Hot and dry conditions are forecasted all week. The forecasted weather indicates an increase in fire activity, and firefighters will be on the lookout for spotting and other aggressive fire behavior.

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas.

July 28, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire activity will continue in the North and West sides of the Dixie Fire as unburned dry and dead interior fuels are consumed between control lines and the main fire. Continued hot dry weather is forecasted for the remainder of the week with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms potentially moving closer to the fire area. Smoke inversion will settle in the valley. Northeast down canyon winds will carry smoke pooling into the Feather River Valley downstream to the Southwest. Crews will continue to fight the fire aggressively, constructing direct and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter, insert hose lay to support firing operations, and prepare structures for defensive action.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Low smoke continued to cover sections of the fire today. Temperatures increased while relative humidity dropped, and as a result, fire activity picked up throughout the East Zone. Crews continued to cut line near the perimeter in the Bucks Lake region and expand the line south of Hambly Ravine. Firefighters also continued to secure Mount Hough Road and plan on conducting firing operations between the road and the fire perimeter tonight. Crews worked on Emigrant Road today in preparation for firing operations tonight. Conditions in the north section allowed firefighters to adapt their technique and initiate lines directly along the north perimeter from Rush Creek to the Round Valley Reservoir. Air operations were able to assist ground crews this afternoon after visibility improved. Fire behavior is expected to remain lively with the hot and dry weather conditions. Firefighters are on the lookout for aggressive fire behavior throughout the day and night. Burning operations may be visible from nearby communities tonight.

July 28, 2021 at 7:47 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – There was minimal fire activity overnight on the Dixie Fire. Higher relative humidity stalled firing operations. The fire is burning in a remote area with limited access. Extending travel times and steep terrain are hampering control efforts. Light rainfall fell over portions of the fire area at Humbug Summit.

A decrease in clouds through the remainder of the afternoon and evening will lead to rapid drying despite recent precipitation. Crews will continue to construct and reinforce fire line to secure the fire perimeter in both zones and provide structure defense in communities at risk.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Dense smoke settled into pockets in and around the fire last night. Isolated storms and gusts overnight were forecasted for the area. Crews worked throughout the night and strategized using firing operations to their advantage to expand and secure containment lines. Firefighters worked on the key containment lines from the Bucks Lake area to the north of Snake Lake, using dozers, tactical firing operations, and mop up to improve containment efforts. Crews along Mount Hough Road planned to use tactical firing operations to decrease the threat to Quincy and Chandler Road. Work continued along the north perimeter, including the line along Emigrant Road as conditions allowed. Firing operations burned bright and may have been visible in nearby communities overnight.

Hot, dry conditions are expected today and through the week. Fire behaviorists predict robust fire activity day and night this week, based on expected weather and fuel conditions. When the sky is clear and visibility increases, air operations will aid firefighter efforts.

July 28, 2021 at 6:56 AM

Minimal fire activity with high RH recoveries reported overnight. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, and cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Highways 70, 89 and 32 have closures as well as areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P. Pacific Crest Trail closed in the area.

July 27, 2021 at 8:09 PM

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad sustained moderate to major damage to two bridge structures north of the Keddie area. Damage assessment for restoration is ongoing. Trains will be reroute through different states for unknown amount of time. Union Pacific Railroad also sustained minor damage to two bridge structures west of Keddie. Their downtime should be relatively short.

Union Pacific Railroad owns and operates the railroad tracks in the fire area. With the track being closed, Union Pacific is faced with a possible system wide disruption that can cost 20 million a day. The economic impact is having a ripple effect for transportation of commerce. The assessed value of the Union Pacific trestles at Coal Creek and Tobin are 15 million dollars.

There are 2,000 historic and Native American sites in danger of being damaged by the Dixie Fire. Some of the significant sites include Bear Paw Petroglyphs, Balsam Creek Mine, Beckwourth Trail, Thomas Cabin, Brysons Cow Camp, Lucky Day Cabin, Morris Mine Shacks, Reese Flat Mining Complex, Philbrook Ridge Ditch, Memorial Springs Site, Cuddleback Flat Site, Feather River Canyon Bed Rock Mortar Sites, Mountain House, Megown Mine, Naas Cabin, Martis Village Site, Hamrick Cabin, Wes Cabin, Shenandoah Mine, Bucks Lake Recreation Residence Tract, Haskins Valley Recreation Residence Tract. There are also multiple cemeteries that are threatened, including Rich Bar Cemetery and three Native American cemeteries.

Dixie Fire West Zone – The Dixie Fire is expected to produce dense smoke that will blanket the Lake Almanor area and settle into surrounding valleys through the night. Northeast down canyon winds will carry smoke pooling in Feather River Valley downstream to the southwest. Drought conditions are extreme in the region and the large dead fuels are very dry. Grasses are cured and fuel moistures are historically low causing spot fires to be the biggest threat to containment efforts. The main fire activity will continue into the drainages in the North and West sides of the fire as unburned interior fuels are consumed. The fire is expected to remain active throughout the night. Fire crews continue to construct and reinforce control lines, protect structures, and fall trees that threaten containment efforts.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The thick layer of smoke over the southern half of the fire lifted in the morning and early afternoon, but smoke is expected to settle into lower elevations this evening. Air operations were also active this morning, including on the south perimeter near Bucks Lake. Firefighters are hoping to continue to use aircraft for water drops, retardant drops, imaging, and other fire operations. Trace amounts of rain fell in localized spots of the fire today. The drizzle slowed the progression of the fire and limited firefighters’ tactical firing operations.

If weather conditions allow, crews are planning on increasing firing operations tonight, which will strengthen containment lines and protect nearby communities. Firefighters will be working along Mount Hough Road northwest of Smith Lake through the Hambly Ravine, north of Meadow Valley, along Emigrant Road, and from Round Valley Reservoir to Moccasin. Successful firing operations will decrease the overall threat to Quincy, Taylorsville, Meadow Valley, and other communities. These firing operations may be visible from nearby towns and roads tonight.

July 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Main fire activity will continue in the drainages to the North and West sides of the fire as unburned interior fuels are consumed. Spotting remains the greatest threat. Crews are continuing to aggressively attack the fire and reinforce containment lines. Dozers and heavy equipment continue to construct contingency lines.

Southwest winds are predicted to be 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20-25 mph along the ridges. Winds will be expected to be 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph In the Feather River Canyon and adjacent valleys. Damage assessments are ongoing with limited access to some areas due to fire activity.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Yesterday firefighters in the East Zone took advantage of weather conditions to establish both direct and indirect Fireline in several locations. A thick blanket of smoke shaded the vegetation from direct sunlight and helped decrease temperatures. A significant decrease in fire activity was the result.

Tactical firing operations were initiated along Mount Hough Road and between Round Valley Reservoir and Moccasin. The Mt. Hough Road line once completed will decrease the threat to Quincy and Chandler. The line near Round Valley Reservoir is a segment of a larger line planned across the northeast portion of the fire to protect communities in the Highway 89 corridor. Work on these sections will continue today.

Firefighters will also be working northeast of Bucks Lake where a 12 acre spot fire developed yesterday after smoke in that area cleared and the fire became more active. The smoke over much of the East Zone is expected to clear today resulting in a return of more aggressive fire behavior.

July 27, 2021 at 7:40 AM

There is a chance of thunderstorms over the fire area throughout the week. Moderate fire activity reported overnight. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threats to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, and cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed due to damage and continue to remain threatened. Highways 70, 89 and 32 have closures as well as areas closures for Lassen N.F, Plumas N.F and Lassen N.P. Pacific Crest Trail closed in the area. Unified command: CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) & Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton).

July 26, 2021 at 7:33 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – The Dixie Fire continues to move North and Northeast with moderate uphill runs primarily flanking and backing. Crews continue to fight fire aggressively, construct and reinforce control lines, and protect structures. Mop up efforts have begun where appropriate. Possible isolated thunderstorms may occur mainly to the east of the fire with an increased potential for large Pyrocumulus or Cumulonimbus development over the fire this evening. Damage assessments are ongoing with limited access to some areas due to fire activity.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The Dixie and Fly Fires have burned together. Total acreage and containment have been combined and the incident will retain the name Dixie. The Dixie Fire remains in Unified Command with two teams overseeing the fire: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 on the West Zone, and California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 on the East Zone. Evacuation orders and warnings are changing frequently. Please follow local law enforcement and forest social media pages, and sign up for Code Red Alerts. Residents are encouraged to develop an evacuation preplan if you are not currently in an evacuation area.

July 26, 2021 at 9:11 AM

Yesterday, a thick covering of smoke over the area shaded the fire. Temperatures decreased, and fire behavior moderated. Similar conditions are expected today, but if the smoke clears out, there will be a significant increase in fire behavior. There is a 20-30% chance of thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, which will be followed by increased winds and higher temperatures later this week. The Dixie Fire remains in Unified Command, with two teams overseeing the fire: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 on the West Zone and California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 on the East Zone.

The Dixie Fire is over 197,000 acres with 22% containment. There are over 5,400 fire personnel fighting the fire. As the Dixie Fire and Fly Fire have merged, they will be reported as one fire.

In the East Zone, the significant change in fire intensity allowed firefighters to construct dozer and hand lines in some key areas, including around Taylorsville, Crescent Mills, Quincy, Bucks Lake, and Greenville. Engines are deployed in Taylorsville, prepping for structure protection in the event the fire reaches the area as it continues moving northeast. Last night firefighters began strategic firing operations using the Mount Hough Road to strengthen the fireline north of Quincy. Additional firing operations may occur elsewhere in the East Zone today as conditions allow. Evacuation orders and warnings are changing frequently. Please follow local law enforcement and forest social media pages or sign up for Code Red alerts, and have a plan even if you are not currently in an evacuation area.

The West Zone of the Dixie Fire continues to show active fire behavior. There is active surface fire transitioning to active, sustained crown fire in aligned drainages with spotting up to 1 mile out. Roll out continues to be a control issue. Firefighters continue to strengthen control lines. The leading edge of a monsoonal moisture push is approaching the area this afternoon and will lead to the increasing potential for large pyrocumulus or cumulonimbus development over the fire area this afternoon and evening.

For Evacuation Orders, Warnings and Road Closures go to:

Butte County

Butte County Website: www.buttecounty.net

Sheriff Website: www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner

Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews

Sheriff Twitter: @ButteSheriff

Sheriff’s Call Center: (530) 552-3010

Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/4nm69873

Lassen County

Lassen County Web site: http://www.co.lassen.ca.us

Sheriff Website: https://tinyurl.com/sy9frpx6

Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LassenSheriff

Plumas County

Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office

Plumas County Website: https://www.plumascounty.us

Sheriff Website: https://plumascounty.us/587/Sheriff-Coroner

Sheriff Dixie Fire Information: 

Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff

Tehama County
 
Evacuation map:  https://tehama.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=a9c3ebafce0b4a36ad6031964fb5251f

Forest Service Closure Orders

Plumas National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd933377.pdf

Lassen National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/FSEPRD933188.pdf

July 26, 2021 at 6:42 AM

Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure and critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high. Rail lines closed and remain threatened. Highways 70, 89 and 32 have closures. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Type 1 CA Team 2 (Minton).

July 25, 2021 at 6:46 PM

The Fly Fire has merged with the Dixie Fire. All data related to the Fly Fire will now be reported under the Dixie Fire. Fire behavior remained active today with today with long range spotting observed. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure and critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high. Rail lines closed and remain threatened. Highways 70, 89 and 32 have closures. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Type 1 CA Team 2 (Minton).

July 25, 2021 at 3:36 PM

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS have been issued for the following areas:

Genesee Valley – all of Genesee Valley southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Road to to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker MIne Rd, north portion of Beckwouth Genesee Rd.

North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley – from upper Williams Valley and upper Pecks Valley Road east to include all portions of North Valley Rd, North Arm, and Diamond Mountain Rd.

Grizzley Mountain – South of Genesee Valley to 24N16 road and east to the 25N42 intersection with Beckwourth Genesee Rd

East Shore of Lake Almanor – East Shore of Hwy 147 from Canyon Dam north to the Hwy 147 and County Road A-13 intersection. East of Hwy 147 at County Rd A-13 to little Dyer Mtn., southeast to Dyer Mtn.

North of Chandler Rd – This includes the north side of Chandler Rd. from Oakland Cantp road to Hwy 70 east, including American Way, Mt. Hough Rd, Pine Oak Lane, Amity Lane, and Hillside Drive.

Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls – Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls, south of Indian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.

Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, Snake Lake – This includes Spanish Creek Campground, Rowid House Rd, Old Highway (WEST).
Greenville and Crescent Mills

Everything west Hwy 89/36 Junction, west along the southside of Hwy 36 to the County line.

East side of Keddie, Round House Road and Old Hwy (WEST).

Taylorsville – All of Arlington Road

Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to Snake Lake

West Shore of Lake Almanor – From the Canyon Dam northwest to Hwy 36 at Hwy 89. This includes the community Prattville, Big Meadows, and Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point Campground and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.High Lakes (PLUMAS COUNTY) – Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas County line.Plumas/Butte County line east to Twain – Includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain.Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake – Bucks Lake Rd at Riverdance and everything west to the Butte/Plumas County line. This includes Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tollgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all surrounding areas.Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection – This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir.Prattville Butt Reservoir Road and everything west to the Butte/Plumas county line – Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road is under a Mandatory Evacuation Order.

The community of Seneca south to Hwy70. EVACUATION WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT for the following areas:Chester, Lake Almanor Peninsula – Including greater Chester area, Hainilton Branch, and Lake Almanor Peninsula.

West Quincy – From the top of cemetery hill including Quincy Jct. Rd to Chandler Rd.

East Quincy – Hwy 70 near Massack and everything west toward Meadow Valley. This includes the southside of Chandler Rd from Oakland Camp Road to Hwy 70 east, and Quincy-La Porte Rd from Hwy 70 to Thompson Creek.

Moonlight Valley, Engel Mine, Lone Rock Valley, and a portion of Growers Boulevard – USFS Rd 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen Line, east to Diamond Mountain area, south to Lone Rock.

Kettle Rock, Taylor Lake, Wilcox Valley, Rattle Snake Peak, and Franks Valley – Taylor Diggings Mine north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, South to the Border of Zone 28, west to the Taylor Diggings Mine.

Babcock Crossing, Elephants Playground, and Murdock Crossing areas – Beckwourth-Genesee at Clover Creek Loop, north to area of Drum Bridge, north to area of Babcock Crossing, east to Big Flat Spring, south to 25N05, west to Beckwourth-Genesee.

Walker Mine, West portion of Grizzly Valley, Mt. Ingalls – Mcdermot Ravine north to Drum Bridge East to Crystal Creek, south to 23N45, west to Mcdermot Ravine.

ROAD CLOSURES AND INFORMATION·For current State rligh”vay/Route information including Hwy 70, Hwy 89, and Hwy 147 visit roads.dot.ca.gov SHELTER INFORMATIONA shelter is being opened at the Springs of Hope Church in Quincy at 59 Bell Lane.

An Evacuation Shelter is being opened at Memorial Hall at 180 Gay St, Chester, CA.

Ridgeway Park at 19725 Ridge Rd, Red Bluff

Lassen Community College 478-200 CA-139, Susanville, CA 96130

July 25, 2021 at 8:13 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – The Dixie Fire remained active overnight, with uphill runs, shortrange spotting and rollout. Critically low fuel moistures and record setting Energy Release Components (ERC) have caused difficulty in suppressing the fire spread. The fire continues to burn in a remote area with limited access, and extended travel times with steep terrain are hampering control efforts. A second incident base, in Westwood, has been established to support logistical needs of the fire. The Dixie Fire remains in Unified Command, with two teams overseeing the fire: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 on the West Zone and California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 on the East Zone.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The East Zone of the Dixie fire was impacted by extreme fire behavior yesterday. The fire burned into the Greenville Wye and burned across both Highway 70 and Highway 89. Firefighters engaged immediately in structure protection in nearby communities. The communities of Paxton and Indian Falls were the most severely impacted. Several strike teams of engines were in the area fighting to protect structures as the fire intensified. They remained in the area overnight as the fire remained active. The Fly Fire and the Dixie Fire have burned together. The Fly Fire has run to the top of Mt. Hough and is now expected to back down the mountain to the northeast. Preparations made to the communications infrastructure on the mountain top were successful in preventing fire damage. Firefighters are preparing fire line southwest of Taylorsville to protect the community as the fire advances. They are also working on dozer line across the top of the fire. Extreme fire behavior is expected again today. Atmospheric conditions are less stable and large pyro cumulus clouds are expected to develop over the fire increasing the potential for spot fires and rapid fire growth. As conditions become safer a damage assessment team will survey the area to determine the extent of structure damage.

July 24, 2021 at 7:23 PM

10,721 structures threatened.

Dixie Fire West Zone – The Dixie Fire continues to burn actively, with long-range spotting and extreme rates of spread. The fire continues to burn in a remote area with limited access, and extended travel times with steep terrain hampering control efforts. A second incident base, in Westwood, has been established to support logistical needs of the fire. The Dixie Fire remains in Unified Command, with two teams overseeing the fire: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 on the West Zone and California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 on the East Zone.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The Dixie Fire continues to display extreme fire behavior, with the potential of two to three miles of growth and long-range spotting. These conditions will remain through the weekend, and then there will be a slight chance of rain next week. The large spot fire north of Twain experienced significant growth to the east and crews are working at connecting the line from Hwy 70 north towards Round Valley Lake to stop this growth. Fire crews and equipment are positioned to defend properties in Twain , Indian Falls, Crescent Mills, Greenville, and other communities as the fire grows to the northeast.

July 24, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Extreme fire behavior with long-range spotting, uphill runs, and group torching. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, critical wildlife habitat, the Pacific Crest Trail, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed and remain threatened. Highways 70, 89, 32 and 36 have closures. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Type 1 CA Team 2 (Minton).

July 24, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Hot and dry conditions will continue today, and minimum relative humidity’s will drop into the upper single digits with little to no recovery. Firefighters from the ground and the air continue to aggressively fight the Dixie Fire. The fire continues to burn in a remote area with limited access, and extended travel times with steep terrain are hampering control efforts. A second incident base, in Westwood, has been established to support logistical needs of the fire. The fire is expected to remain active at night along ridge tops and in canyon bottoms that align with the down canyon winds. The Dixie Fire remains in Unified Command, with two teams overseeing the fire: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 on the West Zone and California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 on the East Zone.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The fire line in the southern section of the Dixie Fire east zone has been successfully tied into the west end of Bucks Lake. Fire crews will now begin to build indirect line to the north to tie in the southeast portion of the fire. The eastern portion of the fire grew significantly, primarily in the area north of Hwy 70 near the community of Twain. Fire crews and equipment are positioned to protect properties in Twain as the fire grows to the northeast. The Fly Fire reached nearly 2,800 acres and is expected to reach the peak of Mount Hough in the next 24 hours. Fire managers are assessing the structure protection needs of communities to the northeast of both the Fly and Dixie Fires.

July 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Dixie Fire West Zone – Today, Firefighters from the ground and the air continued to aggressively fight the Dixie Fire. Fire crews worked throughout the day bolstering containment lines, attacking spot fires, preparing structures for defensive actions, and holding control lines. A second incident base, in Westwood, has been established to support logistical needs of the fire. Weather remains hot and dry with minimal to no nighttime recoveries. The fire is expected to remain active at night along ridge tops and in canyon bottoms that align with the down canyon winds. The Dixie Fire remains in Unified Command, with two teams overseeing the fire: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 on the West Zone and California Interagency Incident Command Team 2 on the East Zone.

Dixie Fire East Zone – Firefighters completed and continued to hold the line from Highway 70 to the penstocks at Bucks Lake. Crews are working to construct line from Bucks Lake to the north above Meadow Valley and are on connecting fire line from Highway 70 north towards Lake Almanor.

July 23, 2021 at 6:59 PM

Active fire behavior with short crown runs, group torching and long-range spotting. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed and Critical wildlife habitat, the Pacific Crest Trail, and Cultural and historical sites. State Route 70 is closed.

July 23, 2021 at 1:23 PM

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for East Quincy. This warning now includes all of Quincy from Hwy 70 near Massack and everything west toward Meadow Valley. This includes Chandler Rd and Quincy-La Porte Rd from Hwy 70 to Thompson Creek.

July 23, 2021 at 7:39 AM

Dixie Fire West Zone: The Dixie Fire remained active overnight with active surface fire and multiple tree torching with long range spotting and rollout. The fire is going to continue to move North and Northeast with the potential for 2-3 miles of new growth. The fire is burning in a remote area with limited access, extended travel times and steep terrain which hampers control efforts. Fire will continue to rapidly expand causing a need for the critical resources to control the fires spread.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Yesterday crews made good progress along the southeast edge of the Dixie Fire toward Bucks Lake. Today, if conditions are favorable a firing operation is planned to tie the existing fireline into the west shoreline. The intent of this operation is to keep the fire north of Bucks Lake. Firefighters will also address the Fly Fire, a new start just north of Keddie. The Fly Fire ignited yesterday evening in Butterfly Valley and burned quickly to the northeast across Hwy 89/70, growing to well over 1,650 acres. The cause is under investigation. The extreme fire behavior and long range spotting of both fires prompted several additional evacuation orders and warnings. The fires are expected to continue moving to the northeast today. Fire behavior is expected to remain extreme.

July 23, 2021 at 7:30 AM

142,940 acres timber, 18% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and long-range spotting. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, CAL Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed and Critical wildlife habitat, Pacific Crest Trail, cultural and historical sites. Rail lines closed and remain threatened. State Route 70 is closed. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton).

July 23, 2021 at 7:15 AM

Morning perimeter map puts the fire at 133,305 acres.

July 22, 2021 at 10:12 PM

Per Plumas County Sheriff: Due to the Mandatory Evacuation Orders which were issued today we have issued the following Evacuation Warnings:
• West Quincy
o From the top of cemetery hill including Quincy Jct. Rd to Mt. Hough Road and everything west
• Genesee Valley
o Southeast of Taylorsville up the Antelope Lake Rd and everything south to Brady’s Camp
• North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley o Includes Pecks Valley Road east to North Arm and Diamond Mountain Rd

We know this afternoon was full of information and it was very fluid. There were many orders and warnings issued. Our small county is working the best we can and for perspective we had 28 law enforcement agencies assisting us today with these orders and warnings. We appreciate the residents of Plumas County and we are here for you! We also appreciate all the outside support!

The Shelter is Chester is at MAX capacity. We have set up additional shelters. One in Tehama County at 19725 Ridge Rd in Red Bluff. For those in the Quincy area there is still a shelter at 59 Bell Lane (Springs of Hope Church).

**THIS MAP IS BEING UPDATED AND MAY NOT EXACTLY REFLECT THE CURRENT ORDERS AND WARNINGS**Evac Map Link will be updated as soon as possible: https://tinyurl.com/ydrapp24 Code Red: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/6EB9E0DB3133

July 22, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Evacuation warning for West Quincy

July 22, 2021 at 7:44 PM

The Dixie Fire is burning in a remote area with limited access, extended travel times in steep terrain are hampering control efforts. Fire will continue to rapidly expand, causing a need for the critical resources to control, and manage the incident. Fire crews will continue using/opening up old control lines from the Bear Fire and the Chips Fire. The fire is expected to continue to move northeast, with potential for 2 to 3 miles of new growth. Relative humidity will drop into the upper single digits with little to no overnight recovery.

July 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

Caltrans: State Route 70 is now closed from just east of Jarbo Gab (Butte County) to just west of Quincy (Plumas County) due to the fire. No estimated time for reopening. Choose alternate routes.

July 22, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Extreme fire behavior with long-range spotting observed. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, rail lines, high value private timberland including cultural and historical sites. Critical communications infrastructure for CHP, CAL Fire, Fish and Wildlife and others remain threatened. State Route 70 remains closed. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Lassen N.F. Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton) is scheduled to assume command of the East Zone of the fire 7/23 @ 0600.

July 22, 2021 at 6:34 PM

Plumas County Sheriff: If you are north of the Greenville Wye (Hwy 70/89), you need to evacuate northbound, due to fire near Butterfly Valley. Take Hwy 89 to Hwy 147 to County Rd A-13. Then take westbound Hwy 36 to Chester to the Shelter at the Memorial Hall at 180 Gay St in Chester.

July 22, 2021 at 5:53 PM

Due to fire activity, a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued for a portion of Chandler Rd from Hwy 70 at Chandler Rd west, to Oakland Camp. Please leave the area immediately! Evacuate eastbound to 59 Bell Lane in Quincy.

Butterfly Valley Road, the East side of Keddie, Round House Road and Old Hwy (WEST) has been upgraded to a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER. GO immediately! Take eastbound to 59 Bell Lane in Quincy.

July 22, 2021 at 7:57 AM

The Dixie Fire remained active overnight with active surface fire, and single tree torching with short range spotting and rollout. Firefighters fought the fire aggressively. Firefighters continued construction on control lines and engaged in structure defense overnight. Fire is going to continue to move Northeast. Air and ground firefighting resources will work together to strengthen and improve control lines. The fire is burning in a remote area with limited access and steep terrain. High temperatures a little above seasonal normal will continue for Thursday.

Plumas County

Evacuation Orders West Shore of Lake Almanor from the Canyon Dam northwest to Hwy 36 at Hwy 89. This includes the communities of Pratville, Big Meadows, and Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point Campground and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.

High Lakes (PLUMAS COUNTY) Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte Plumas County line. Plumas Butte County line east to Twain

Includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain.

Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Rd. at Riverdance, and everything west, to the Butte Plumas County line. This includes Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tollgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all surrounding areas.

Caribou Rd. north to the Humbug Rd. and Humboldt Rd. intersection

This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir Prattville Butt Reservoir Road and everything west, to the Butte Plumas County line. The community of Seneca south to Hwy 70

P Zone 1- Evacuation Order for High Lakes area, Storrie, Tobin, and Rock Creek. Evacuation Order for Belden, Rich Bar, Virgilia, Seneca, and Twain communities along the SR70 corridor. Evacuation Order to begin at SR70 at Pulga Rd along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Rich Bar Rd., from SR70 at Rich Bar Rd., to the north along the Pacific Crest Trail to the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line, from the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line west along the county line to the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.

P Zone 2- Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake communities. Evacuation to include the south edge of the SR70 corridor, from Belden east to Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake Rd. at Bucks Lake Rd., to include the communities of Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley, from south, on Bucks Lake Rd. at Snake Lake Rd. to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek (south), from the the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek Rd. (south) along Bucks Lake Rd. to the Plumas/Butte Co. line, from Bucks Lake Rd. at the Plumas/Butte Co line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line, where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.

P Zone 3: Evacuation Order for the Caribou area. Evacuation to include SR- 70 at Virgilia to the north along the east shore of Butt Lake, to the intersection of Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd, to the east along Humbug Rd. to the Butte Co. Line, to the south along the Butte Co. Line to Chips Creek, east along Chips Creek to SR70, east along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Virgilia

P Zone 4A: Evacuation Order for the Paxton, Seneca, Long Valley, and East Butt Lake area. Evacuation Warning to include the Paxton area at SR70, north to the Long Valley, west to the south side of Butt Lake, from the south side of Butt Lake to SR70 at Virgilia, east along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Paxton.

P Zone 4B: Evacuation Order in the Long Valley and Seneca communities. Starting from the Long Valley area north along Wolf Creek Rd, to the intersection of Wolf Creek Rd and South Almanor, from the intersection of South Almanor and Wolf Creek Rd west along South Almanor, continuing west along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection of Humbug-Humboldt Crossing Rd, from the intersection of Fox Farm Rd and Humbug-Humboldt Rd, to south along Prattville Butt Valley Reservoir Rd to the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir, from the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir east to Long Valley.

P Zone 5: Evacuation Order for the communities along the west shore of Lake Almanor including Prattville and Lake Almanor West, beginning at the intersection of SR147 and SR89, west to the Intersection of SR36 and SR89, south from the intersection of SR36 and SR89 to County RD 324, from the intersection of SR36 and County RD 324, east along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection with South Almanor Rd

P Zone 6: Evacuation Warning from the intersection of Humbug Rd at Humboldt Rd north to the intersection with Fox Farm Rd, from the intersection of Humboldt Rd and Fox Farm Rd, west along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection with SR36, from the intersection of SR36 and Fox Farm Rd continuing west to the Butte County Line, south along the Butte County Line to Humbug Rd, east along Humbug Rd to the intersection of Humboldt Rd

P Zone 7- Evacuation Warning for the community of Stover. The warning will include the intersection of State Route 89 at State Route 36, west on State Route 36 to the Pacific Crest Trail, north to Willow Springs Campground, northeast to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Road, south to the intersection of State Route 89 and State Route 36.

P Zone 8 – Evacuation Warning for the community of Chester. The warning will include the intersection of Old Road Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Road, east to Lake Chance Campground, south to State Route 36 on the causeway, southwest to the intersection of State Route 89 and State Route 36, north to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Road.

P Zone 9 – Evacuation Warning for the communities of Peninsula and Hamilton Branch. The warning will include State Route 36 on the causeway, east to the Lassen County Line, south on State Route 147 to County Road A13, south to Peninsula Point, north to the State Route 36 causeway.

P Zone 10 – Evacuation Warning for the community of East Shore. The warning will include the intersection of State Route 147 and County Road A13, east to the Little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain, south to State Route 89, west to State Route 147, north to County Road A 13.

P Zone 11- Evacuation Warning for the community of Road Valley Reservoir and Long Valley will include State Route 89 near the Clear Creek to the State Route 70, south to State Route 70 at the Feather River, east along State Route 70 to the intersection of State Route 89, north on State Route 89 to Dixie Creek due north to Seltzer Road.

P Zone 12- Evacuation Warning for the community of Butterfly Valley. The warning will include Feather River Hot Springs east on State Route 70 to Barlow Road, southwest to Oroville-Quincy Highway, west to Snake Lake Road, north to Feather River Hot Springs.

Butte County

Evacuation Orders for the communities of Jonesville, Philbrook and all High Lakes areas within Butte County.

Evacuation Warning area

  • Tehama County Line East to Old Loma Road
  • Carpenter Ridge East to Skyway
  • Skyway North from Humbug Summit line to Butte Creek
  • All the Fish Creek area within Lassen National Forest area road Pulga and Philbrook Areas East of the West branch of the Feather River West of SR70 North of Magalia
  • Intersection of SR70 at Pulga Rd, and South of the Plumas County Line. Butte Meadows and Inskip areas

Plumas County:

An evacuation shelter is being opened at the Springs of Hope Church in Quincy at 59 Bell Lane. If there is no attendance the shelter may close, at which time you can call 283-6300 if you need shelter because of being evacuated.

An Evacuation Center is being opened at Memorial Hall at 180 Gay St, Chester, CA.

Lassen County

To support local residents affected by power outages related to the Dixie Fire, an outdoor Community Resource Center (CRC) has been opened at Janesville Elementary School, 464- 555 Main St., in Janesville (Lassen County).

If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services at (530)283-3673 or after hours (530)283-6300 Large animals and livestock can also be accommodated.

July 22, 2021 at 6:40 AM

Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting, uphill runs and flanking observed overnight. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities.

Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, CAL Fire, Fish and Wildlife and others remains threatened. State Route 70 remains closed. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Lassen N.F. Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton) is assigned.

July 21, 2021 at 8:37 PM

The Dixie Fire remained active throughout the day. Firefighters fought the fire aggressively from the ground and the air. Fireline construction and structure defense was on going and will continue overnight. The fire is burning in a remote area with limited access and steep terrain. The weather for tonight will bring Northeast winds 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Fire will remain active overnight.

1,500 structures are threatened. 8 structures are confimred destroyed, damage assessment is ongoing.

To support local residents affected by power outages related to the Dixie Fire, an outdoor Community Resource Center (CRC) has been opened at Janesville Elementary School, 464- 555 Main St., in Janesville (Lassen County).

The CRC will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 22.

July 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM

Active fire behavior with crowning and long range spotting. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, CAL Fire, Fish and Wildlife and others remains threatened. State Route 70 remainis closed. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Lassen N.F. Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton) is assigned.

July 21, 2021 at 7:48 AM

The Dixie Fire remained active overnight with active surface fire, uphill runs and tree torching with long range spotting. The fire is going to continue to move Northeast with the potential for 2 to 3 miles of new growth.

Fire is well established in the Chips burn scar. Firefighters were engaged in structure defense overnight and continued to strengthen and improve direct and indirect fire line. Fire crews are utilizing existing control lines from the Bear and Chips Fires. Drier Southwest flow aloft will move into the area for the remainder of the week.

Butte County:

Evacuation Order for the communities of Jonesville, Philbrook and all High Lakes areas within Butte County.

  • Evacuation Warning area to include the Tehama County Line East to Old Loma Road
  • Carpenter Ridge East to Skyway
  • Skyway North from Humbug Summit line to Butte Creek
  • All the Fish Creek area within Lassen National Forest area road Pulga and Philbrook Areas East of the West branch of the Feather River West of SR70 North of Magalia
  • Intersection of SR70 at Pulga Rd, and South of the Plumas County Line.
  • Butte Meadows and Inskip areas

Plumas County

Evacuation Orders

P Zone 1- Evacuation Order for High Lakes area, Storrie, Tobin, and Rock Creek. Evacuation Order for Belden, Rich Bar, Virgilia, Seneca, and Twain communities along the SR70 corridor. Evacuation Order to begin at SR70 at Pulga Rd along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Rich Bar Rd, from SR70 at Rich Bar Rd., to the north along the Pacific Coast Trail to the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line, from the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line west along the county line to the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.

P Zone 2- Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake communities. Evacuation to include the south edge of the SR70 corridor from Belden east to Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake Rd. at Bucks Lake Rd., to include the communities of Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley, from south on Bucks Lake Rd. at Snake Lake Rd. to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek (south), from the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek Rd. (south) along Bucks Lake Rd. to the Plumas/Butte Co. line, from Bucks Lake Rd. at the Plumas/Butte Co line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line, where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.

July 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Potentially threatened by the incident:

  • The fire is currently threatening the Red Hill microwave communication site. The site is a major component of the State of California’s Northern California microwave communication network and affects Fish and Wildlife, Department of Water Resources, CHP, CAL TRANS, and CAL FIRE.
  • Significant fire threat and potential devastation to the entire the communities of Philbrook Lake, Jonesville, Bucks Lake and Meadow Valley. Currently threatened PG&E hydroelectric power facilities, transmission and distribution lines which produce and transport 765 Mega Watts for Northern California, Sacramento and San Francisco areas. The assessed value is well over 550 million dollars.
  • Sierra Pacific Industries operates 45,000 acres of timber which are currently threatened and at risk with an assessed value of $157,500,000.
  • W.M. Beatty & Associates owns and maintains a 1600 acre genetically modified timber plot currently threatened and at risk in the Chips Creek area worth over $9,600,000.
  • Union Pacific Railroad owns and operates the railroad tracks in the fire area. With the track being closed, trains are unable to make access the Port in Oakland resulting in a loss of $1,000,000 per hour. The economic impact is having a ripple affect for transportation of commerce. The assessed value of the Union Pacific trestles at Coal Creek and Tobin are assessed at $15,000,000.
  • The Feather River Watershed includes critical habitat and watersheds for multiple species listed in the Endangered Species Act, including Northern Spotted Owl, Valley Elderberry Beetle, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Shasta Crayfish, Sierra Nevada YellowLegged Frog, and California Red-Legged Frog. There are 2,000 historic and Native American sites in danger of being damaged by the Dixie Fire. Some of the significant sites include Bear Paw Petroglyphs, Balsam Creek Mine, Beckwourth Trail, Thomas Cabin, Bryson¿s Cow Camp, Lucky Day Cabin, Morris Mine Shacks, Reese Flat Mining Complex, Philbrook Ridge Ditch, Memorial Springs Site, Cuddleback Flat Site, Feather River Canyon Bed Rock Mortar Sites, Mountain House, Megown Mine, Naas Cabin, Martis Village Site, Hamrick Cabin, Wes Cabin, Shenandoah Mine, Bucks Lake Recreation Residence Tract, Haskins Valley Recreation Residence Tract. There are also multiple cemeteries that are threatened, including Rich Bar Cemetery and three Native American cemeteries.
  • The Bucks Lake Wilderness, a natural resource scientific study area, the Middle Fork Feather River Wild and Scenic River, numerous glacial lakes, ten trailheads, and 11 campgrounds. The Pacific Crest Trail is a major recreation trail with sensitive qualities at risk.

July 21, 2021 at 6:22 AM

Morning update puts the fire at 85,479 acres and 15% contained. 3,345 firefighters are assigned to the incident.

July 20, 2021 at 7:15 PM

The Dixie Fire burned actively throughout the day moving to the East and North. Firefighters continued to aggressively fight the fire while increasing and strengthening control lines. The fire is burning in a remote area with limited access and steep terrain. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this evening, but most likely will remain east of the fire. Drier southwest flow will move into the area Tuesday pushing all thunderstorm concerns well east of the fire. The fire will be active overnight

July 20, 2021 at 7:03 PM

Active fire behavior with crowning and long range spotting. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure, critical communications infrastructure for CHP, CAL Fire, Fish and Wildlife and others, rail lines, high value private timberlands, Feather River Watershed and Critical wildlife habitat, Pacific Crest Trail, Cultural and historical sites. State Route 70 is closed. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Lassen N.F. Type 1, CA Team 2 (Minton) in-brief today.

July 20, 2021 at 7:27 AM

The Dixie Fire remained active overnight, still moving to the East and North. Crews continued to aggressively fight the fire to increase and strengthen control lines. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening but will most likely remain East of the fire. Ground crews will continue to strengthen contingency lines from Chips Creek to High Lakes. Weather permitting today, air resources including air tankers, very large air tankers, and type 2 medium copters and type 1 heavy copters will fly over the fire and support suppression efforts on the ground.

July 19, 2021 at 7:04 PM

Extreme fire behavior with cumulus build up creating outflow winds and lightning.

Today, the Dixie Fire was very active and produced a large smoke column. Firefighters constructed control lines to reinforce the perimeter. Firefighters continued to aggressively fight the fire from both the air and ground. Ground crews continued to strengthen contingency lines from Chips Creek to High Lakes. Air resources including air tankers, very large air tankers, and type 2 medium copters and type 1 heavy copters flew over the fire and supported suppression efforts on the ground. Tonight, we are expecting possible isolated thunderstorms throughout the area. Crews continue to work on widening and strengthening the direct and indirect control lines that are in place.

July 19, 2021 at 7:28 AM

The Dixie Fire burned actively overnight, moving to the East and North. Firefighting air and ground resources will continue to work together to construct direct line to secure the fire perimeter.

Firefighters continue to construct contingency lines to provide structure defense in communities at risk. The fire is burning in remote areas with limited access, and steep terrain. A portion of SR 70 is closed to all traffic.

July 18, 2021 at 7:41 PM

The Dixie fire had significant fire activity today and continues to burn South East towards Bucks Lake. The fire is burning in remote areas with limited access, extended travel times, and steep terrain challenges with containment. Large pyro-cumulous clouds formed over the fire and produced a large smoke column which increased fire activity. A portion of SR 70 is closed to all traffic.

Extreme fire behavior observed. Additional Evacuation Orders and Warnings issued and in effect. Threat remains to power infrastructure, railroad lines, private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, Pacific Crest Trail and Cultural sites. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Red Flag Warning in place near the fire area through Monday for lightning with little rain. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Lassen N.F.

July 18, 2021 at 4:14 PM

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an EVACUATION ORDER for Jonesville and Philbrook areas, due to a wildfire burning in the area.

July 18, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Via CodeRED Plumas County: Plumas County Sheriffs Office with a #MandatoryEvacuation Alert for the communities of Bucks Lake, Meadow Valley and Hwy 70 corridor from Rich Bar to Twain.

You should leave the area immediately, If you remain emergency personnel may not be able to help you #DixieFire

July 18, 2021 at 2:45 PM

A road closure has been issued for a portion of Hwy 70 for the safety of the public and firefighters working in the area.

ROAD CLOSURE:
(Butte Co)

State Route 70 is closed from 14.3 miles East of the junction of SR 191 (Jarbo Gap at CAL FIRE Station 36)

(Plumas Co)
State Route 70 is closed at the North junction of SR 89 / Greenville Wye. Alternate routes are available.

July 18, 2021 at 1:05 PM

A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for the Highway 70 corridor from the Plumas/Butte County line east to Rich Bar. This includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou and Rich Bar due to the #DixieFire. Please leave the area immediately. If you remain emergency personnel may not be able to assist you.

July 18, 2021 at 8:37 AM

The Dixie fire continues to burn towards the Northeast, flanking and following the Feather River Canyon. Firefighters worked through the night to construct direct line and extinguish interior hotspots. The is burning in a remote area with limited access, extended travel times and steep terrain which are creating challenges with containment. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect in Butte County due to strong winds, low humidity, and high temperatures.

July 17, 2021 at 8:26 PM

Active fire behavior with long range-spotting and short crown runs observed. Evacuation Orders issued and Evacuation Warnings remain in effect. Threat remains to power infrastructure, Railroad lines, private timberlands, Feather River Watershed, Pacific Crest Trail, and Cultural sites. Road, trail and area closures in effect.

.A Union Pacific fire suppression train is a unique resource assisting with suppression efforts, by hauling water to remote areas, and extinguishing hot spots as the fire approaches the rail lines. The fire continues to burn in a remote area with limited access, extended travel times and steep terrain are creating challenges with containment. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect in Butte County due to strong winds, low humidity, and high temperatures. Additional resources from throughout the State are arriving to help support local resources and manage the incident to protect the communities and values at risk.

July 17, 2021 at 3:25 PM

It was not a drone, fixed-wing operations are resuming. Four Very Large Air Tankers requested.

July 17, 2021 at 3:19 PM

The drone is in the Lotts Lake area, Air Attack is shutting air operations down for approx 20 minutes.

July 17, 2021 at 3:16 PM

Another drone has intruded into the Dixie Fire airspace. There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) in place. Air operations will have to pull all air assets off the fire until the drone is leaving.

July 17, 2021 at 8:31 AM

The Plumas National Forest has issued an Emergency Closure Order for Dixie Fire

July 17, 2021 at 8:12 AM

The fire continues to burning in a remote area with limited access. Steep and inaccessible terrain are continuing to make containment difficult. Weather conditions are going to continue to gradually warm throughout the weekend. North East winds 10-15 mph will develop overnight with localized gusts 20-25 mph in the most exposed locations. Monsoonal moisture will begin spreading into the area Sunday bring scattered thunderstorms late Sunday night through Monday.

Evacuation Orders:
High Lakes area, Storrie, Tobin, Rock Crest

Evacuation Warnings:
For the Communities of: Pulga, Philbrook, Snaglake, Chambers Creek, Rodgers Flat, Belden, and High Lakes area.

Road Closures: Camp Creek Road

July 16, 2021 at 9:28 PM

Terrain and winds have pushed the fire further North into Tobin Ridge. Steep and inaccessible terrain are continuing to make containment difficult. Weather conditions are going to continue to gradually warm and dry throughout the weekend. Relative humidity tonight will continue to be moderate with poor recovery ranging in the 20-30% with temperatures in the low 60s.

July 16, 2021 at 7:09 PM

Active fire behavior with torching and long range spotting. Evacuation Warnings are in place. Power infrastructure, railroad lines, private timberland Feather river Watershed and the Pacific Crest trail are threatened. The fire is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain hampering control efforts. Area and road closures are in effect. Fire Weather Watch in effect from 7/18 – 7/19 for lightning and gusty outflow winds. Unified command with CALFIRE IMT 1 (Truax) and Lassen N.F.

July 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM

7,947 acres timber, 7% contained. Fire behavior moderated overnight. Evacuation Warnings are in place. Electric infrastructure, railroad lines, private timberland and recreation resources are threatened. The fire is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain. Area and road closures are in effect. CALFIRE IMT 1 (Truax) has been activated, in-brief today at 1200.

July 16, 2021 at 6:45 AM

The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implements Forest Order 06-21-04 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety. This Closure Order will facilitate unimpeded ingress and egress for fire and other emergency responders and owners, lessees, and residents of land in the area. We are limiting the public’s exposure to fire danger and impaired visibility due to smoke. The LNF prohibits the public from going into or being within the Dixie Fire Closure Area or any National Forest System road or trail as described in Exhibit A. This Order goes into effect on July 16, 2021, through September 15, 2021.

July 15, 2021 at 6:54 PM

Extreme fire behavior with uphill runs and short-range spotting observed. Evacuation Warnings are in place. Major power transmission have been damaged and remain threatened. Electric power facilities, railroad lines, private timberland and recreation resources are threatened. The fire is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain. Area and road closures are in effect. CALFIRE IMT 1 (Truax) has been activated.

July 15, 2021 at 3:39 PM

All aircraft is off the fire due to the smoke impeding retardant drops. Air Attack will go check out a new start in the Magalia area.

July 15, 2021 at 3:35 PM

Per CAL FIRE BTU: The fire is staying active and is currently burning Northeast towards Tobin Ridge.

July 15, 2021 at 3:28 PM

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Highway 70 near Belden (Halfmile mile 1288.5) and mile 1301.5. North of there it is subject to the Butte County evacuation warning until about mile 1306. Due to heavy smoke, we recommend everyone stay off the trail all the way north to Highway 36 near Chester (mile 1331).

Do not head north from Highway 70 (Belden) at this time.

The Dixie Fire is burning southwest of the PCT in, and to the north of, the Feather River Canyon.

The fire is burning in mostly Plumas County (on the border with Butte County) on lands managed by Plumas National Forest with strong potential to move onto Lassen National Forest.

July 15, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Protecting the train trestle is now a priority. The UP “fire train” will assist firefighters.

July 15, 2021 at 3:11 PM

New mapping puts the fire at 4,967 acres. Fire is spotting 1/2 mile ahead of itself.

July 15, 2021 at 2:24 PM

BCSO is issuing an EVACUATION WARNING for the Philbrook area, to the Plumas County line, due to a wildfire burning in the area.

July 15, 2021 at 1:52 PM

A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for all of the High Lakes area due to the Dixie Fire. Additionally an Evacuation Warning has been issued for Rock Creek to Tobin (from the Plumas/Butte County line to the community of Tobin).

For the High Lakes area please leave the area immediately. If you remain emergency personnel may not be able to assist you.

July 15, 2021 at 7:24 AM

Per CAL FIRE: #DixieFire off Above the Cresta Dam, Feather River Canyon in Butte County remains 2,250 acres.

July 15, 2021 at 6:18 AM

Aircraft have been cleared for an “early up,” meaning they can start flying the fire shortly after 8 am.

July 14, 2021 at 9:52 PM

A rough map, according to the IC, puts the fire at 2,193 acres.

July 14, 2021 at 6:32 PM

Current threats to: Community of Pulga. Major PG&E transmission lines damaged and threated. PG&E transmission lines that provide power to approximately 11 Million customers. Union Pacific Railroad is threatened.

July 14, 2021 at 6:19 PM

July 14, 2021 at 6:06 PM

S-2 tankers are being released back to Chico

July 14, 2021 at 5:02 PM

July 14, 2021 at 4:41 PM

Fire operations is inquiring if the UP fire train is available in the area, they could insert some resources via the train.

Some info on this special train: “A water train consisting of two rail cars, each holding 12,500 gallons of water and a pumper. The train goes back and forth over a 7-mile stretch, traversing up to 50 miles daily.” [Source: Union Pacific]

UP file photo

July 14, 2021 at 2:47 PM

Power has been restored in Plumas County.

July 14, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Strike teams are arriving from out of the unit, the engines will be spread out to protect the railroad and the dozers to build line on the flanks.

July 14, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Power outages in Plumas County have been reduced to 1,567 homes with no power.

July 14, 2021 at 1:30 PM

The fire is spotting 1/4 mile ahead of itself, past the U9 Road, past the original planned containment point.

July 14, 2021 at 12:27 PM

One VLAT assigned to the fire, no other VLAT available due to multiple fires competing for limited resources.

July 14, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Due to long drive times to the incident, the IC is requesting portable fuel stations for the firefighting apparatus to be set up in safe spots along Hwy 70.

July 14, 2021 at 12:15 PM

Tanker 911 is inbound again.

July 14, 2021 at 12:09 PM

Spot fires in the U line on the uphill side of the road, dozers will be assigned.

July 14, 2021 at 11:50 AM

Medium-range spotting reported, the fire is likely to reach Rock Creek in Plumes County during the day shift.

July 14, 2021 at 11:42 AM

Power outage in Plumas now affecting 11,009 customers.

July 14, 2021 at 11:26 AM

5,712 customers in Plumas County are now out of power.

July 14, 2021 at 11:24 AM

July 14, 2021 at 11:10 AM

The head of the fire has crossed the 22 road. Firefighters will try to hold the fire from dropping into Cedar Creek

July 14, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Per radio traffic, de-energizing the three high-voltage lines now could affect hundred of thousands of people in the greater Sacramento area. Fire officials and PG&E representatives to meet shortly.

July 14, 2021 at 10:51 AM

Some spotting reported by air attack. Fuel load is getting sparser as the fire is moving upcanyon.

July 14, 2021 at 10:39 AM

MAFFS 9 is headed to the fire from McClellan. The Modular Air Fire Fighting Systems can drop up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant in less than 10 seconds across a quarter-mile line.

One of the MAFFS currently training over Northern California at McClellan Air Base. Photo: YubaNet

July 14, 2021 at 10:38 AM

Both sets of line need to be de-energized.

July 14, 2021 at 10:36 AM

PG&E is inquiring which lines to be de-energized, it could impact 50K customers in the Sacramento area.

July 14, 2021 at 10:31 AM

Air Attack is requesting the high-voltage transmission lines in the fire area to be de-energized so the air tankers can drop retardant on and near those lines at the heel and head of the fire.

July 14, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Air tankers back on the fire, dropping at the head of the fire.

July 14, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Another drone incursion reported on the fire – with a TRF in place. The presence of a drone grounds ALL aircraft fighting the fire.

July 14, 2021 at 9:38 AM

Latest estimate is 1,200 acres. Large resource order is being placed with NorthOps.

July 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is issuing an EVACUATION WARNING for the Pulga and East Concow areas due to a wildfire burning in the area.

Please refer to the Public Map on the BCSO website, buttecounty.net/sheriff for further information, or call 833-512-5378.

July 14, 2021 at 9:03 AM

Dixie IC reports Air Attack estimates the fire at 900 acres, burning actively in the canyon. Also requesting the TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) to be extended 10 miles around the fire.

July 14, 2021 at 8:48 AM

Air Attack reports a 1-acre spot fire and fire activity increasing, requesting 3 Type 1 helicopters, 2 large air tankers and 2 S-2 in addition to the existing order. The spot fire is a priority now.

July 14, 2021 at 7:49 AM

Major power transmission lines are threatened. The fire is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain in timber.

July 14, 2021 at 6:33 AM

Fire activity is starting back up again. Early up for aircraft has been requested.

Firefighters arrived at scene of a vegetation fire above the Cresta Dam off Highway 70. Due to limited ground access, air resources were able to attack the fire and hold the fire to approximately 1-2 acres. Air tankers dropped at least 7000 gallons of retardant, while the helicopter was able to consistently take and drop water from the Feather River, which was right below the fire. Ground resources were able to hike into the fire and will begin to construct line around the fire and hold the fire at its current size. Crews will remain at scene throughout the night.

July 13, 2021 at 7:55 PM

CAL FIRE reports: An unauthorized drone is now operating in the vicinity of the fire, hampering efforts. Our tankers and helicopters are unable to fly until the drone leaves the area.