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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Dixie, Jarbo Gap
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 249,635
  • Percent Contained: 35%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 13, 2021
  • Personnel: 5,463
  • Structures Destroyed: 67

Dixie, Butte Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 1). Transfer of command from IMT1 (CA Team 2) to IMT 1 (CA Team 4) will occur tomorrow. IMT is also managing the Evans incident. Fifteen miles northeast of Paradise, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, flanking and backing. Several communities and infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.

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.