Dixie Fire Update

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE
Date: 08/02/2021 Time: 7:00 a.m.
INCIDENT FACTS
Incident Start Date: 7/13/2021 Incident Start Time: 5:15 p.m.
Incident Type: Vegetation Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Feather River Canyon near Cresta Powerhouse
CAL FIRE Unit: Butte
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, United States Forest Service
Size: 248,820 acres Containment: 35% Expected Full Containment: 8/13/2021
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: 0 Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 0
Structures Threatened: 3,163 Structures Destroyed: 45
Other Minor Structures: 22
Structures Damaged: 5
Other Minor Structures: 4
CURRENT SITUATION
Incident Update 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.
Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
@CALFIRE_ButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
@CALFIREButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
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Note: As firefighters continue making progress on the incident changes will
be listed below:
***The following Orders have been reduced to Warnings
PZone 5 PZone 13 PZone 14 PZone 21 PZone 28
***The following Warnings have been lifted
PZone 17 PZone 17A
Dixie Fire
Evacuation Map
Damage
Assessment Maps
Recovery
Information
For more information on the Dixie Fire, click the following links:
CAL FIRE Website- https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents
USFS Information- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
7pm Daily Virtual Community Meeting Facebook Live & Zoom
CAL FIRE/Butte County- https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREButteCo
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81721688745
Dial
USA 215-446-3649 Conference code: 746758
USA 888-557-8511 (US Free) Conference code: 746758
Dixie Fire Structure Status Map (CAL FIRE)
https://tinyurl.com/2m9en9t4
Plumas County Recovery Information
https://tinyurl.com/c8c8s5rd
Plumas County
Evacuation Orders
Plumas County
PLUMAS 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
Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office:
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.
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Plumas County
Orders Cont.
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/Butte County line from the Plumas County/Butte County line west
along the county line to the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.
P Zone 2- Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Buck Lakes
communities. This area includes 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 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 County line, from
Bucks Lake Rd. at the Plumas/Butte County line to the north, along the
Plumas/Butte County 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 Valley Reservoir, 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 Order to include the Paxton area at SR70,
north to the Long Valley, west to the south side of Butt Valley Reservoir, from
the south side of Butt Valley Reservoir 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 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 HumbugHumboldt Crossing Rd and Fox Farm Rd, west along Fox Farm Rd to the
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Evacuation Order
Cont.
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 11- Evacuation Order for the community of Round Valley
Reservoir and Long Valley will include SR89 near the Clear Creek to
the SR70, south to SR70 at the Feather River, east along SR70 to the
intersection of SR89, north on SR89 to Dixie Creek due north to
Seltzer Rd.
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, continuing east along the
SR70 Corridor to the intersection with SR89 (Greenville Wye), from the
intersection with SR70 and SR89 (Greenville Wye), continuing east along
the SR70 corridor to the intersection with Blackhawk Rd.”
P Zone 15- Evacuation Order for the community of Taylorsville. The
order 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 Mount Hough. The order 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 to include 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.
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Evacuation
Warnings Plumas
County
P Zone 5- Evacuation Warning 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 Warning 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 Warning for the Almanor West community. PLU5B 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 6B- Evacuation Warning PLU-6B 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 10- Evacuation Warning 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 11A Evacuation Warning 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 13- Evacuation Warning 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 Warning 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 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.
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Plumas County
Warnings Cont.
Plumas County
Map/Resource
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 Website: https://www.plumascounty.us
Sheriff Website: https://plumascounty.us/587/Sheriff-Coroner
Sheriff Dixie Fire Information: https://tinyurl.com/2t3kuv69
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
Plumas National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas
Butte County
Evacuation Orders
Butte County
Evacuation
Warning
Butte County
Butte 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
Per the Butte County Sheriff’s Office:
Evacuation Order Butte Meadows, Jonesville, and Lake Philbrook areas
remain in place.
Evacuation Warning Inskip area
Butte County Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/
Sheriff Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews
Sheriff Twitter: @ButteSheriff
Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/4nm69873
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Lassen County
Lassen 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
Lassen County Web site: http://www.co.lassen.ca.us
Sheriff Website: https://tinyurl.com/sy9frpx6
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LassenSheriff
Lassen National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen
Tehama County
Evacuation
Warning
TehamaCounty
Tehama 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
Per the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office:
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.
Tehama County Website: https://www.co.tehama.ca.us/
Sheriff Website: https://tehamaso.org/
Sheriff Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/b8n26knm
Tehama Alert: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Tehama Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8
Shelter Locations Plumas County
• Veterans Memorial Hall at 225 Gay St. in Chester
• 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 Shelters Plumas County
• Plumas County Fairgrounds 204 Fairground Road, Quincy (large
animals)
• 201 Mill Creek Rd. Quincy (small animals)
• Recreation Center 101 Meadowbrook Lane, Chester
Tehama County
Tehama County Complex 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff
(large and small animals)
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Road Closures Plumas County
• Genesee Rd at North Valley Rd-No WB Arlington Rd and No NB North
Valley Rd.
• SR70 at West Chandler Rd – No WB SR70 and No NB Chandler Rd
• Bucks Lake Rd. at Big Creek Rd – No NB Bucks Lake Rd and No EB
Big Creek Rd
• SR89 at Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd.-no WB Humboldt Rd.
• SR70 at SR89 (Greenville “Y”)-no WB SR70
• Bucks Lake Rd. at Lower Big Creek Rd. “Y”-no NB Bucks Lake Rd.
Butte County
• SR70 at Deadwood Rd – No EB SR70
• Humboldt at Scout Rd (Bambi Inn) – No NB Scout Rd
• SR32 at Humboldt Rd.-no EB Humboldt Rd
Current State Highway/Route information: roads.dot.ca.gov
National Forest
Closures
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-07 as of
July 16, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety
through September 16, 2021. For additional information, visit the LNF
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen
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 Juniper Lake areas will be closed to all access and the
entire park will be closed to back country Camping.
ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 427 Water Tenders: 79 Helicopters: 22 Hand Crews: 101 Dozers: 72
Other: 1,297 Total Personnel: 5,463
Air Tankers: Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire
suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies: Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Butte County Sheriff’s
Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Pacific Gas & Electric, Union
Pacific Railroad, Sierra Pacific Industries, CAL OES, CAL-EMSA, California National Guard,
California Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS, California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and Lassen County Sheriff’s Office
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:
www.readyforwildfire.org