Dixie Fire Update

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE
Date: 08/03/2021 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: 253,052 acres Containment: 35% Expected Full Containment: 8/13/2021
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: 0 Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 0
Structures Threatened: 7,144 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. Fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned
interior islands and ridges. Steep terrain, heavy fuel loading, and wind in
alignment with canyons is making control difficult. Forecasted weather
patterns remain steady with no big weather changes though conditions
remain near critical with breezy, hot and dry weather today. A dry cold frontal
passage will bring a wind test to the fire late Wednesday into Thursday before
a quieter weather pattern returns. Fire crews continue to construct and
reinforce control lines, fall trees that threaten containment efforts, and provide
structure defense in communities at risk.
Dixie Fire East Zone – East Zone – Firefighters worked through the night to
protect structures in the Greenville area after the explosive fire growth
experienced during late afternoon yesterday. Engines, crews and heavy
equipment shifted from other areas to increase structure protection and direct
line construction as the fire moved toward Greenville. Firefighters on the night
shift continued that work last night. Engines not assigned to the Greenville
area patrolled the remainder of the perimeter to protect the accomplishments
of the last several weeks. Today, dry, hot and windy conditions are expected
and the forecast calls for the return of active fire behavior. Crews are focused
on building lines to contain northern perimeter growth, protecting structures
and holding the remainder of the fire perimeter. In addition to the fight in
Greenville, firefighters will also be working to construct direct and indirect line
in the Feather River drainage east of Caribou and just south of Seneca,
respectively. Smoke from interior islands is expected when the winds pick up
today. California Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (CIIMT2) will be
transitioning command today with CIIMT4 under the command of Rocky
Opliger.
West Zone Information Line: (530) 538-7826
East Zone Information Line: (310) 617-9287
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
@CALFIRE_ButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
@CALFIREButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
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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/
Virtual Community Meeting Facebook Live & Zoom 7 p.m. on 8/03/2021
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.
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
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Plumas County
Orders Cont.
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 5A Evacuation Order for the community of Canyon Dam. Starting
at the intersection of SR89 and SR147 east to the intersection of SR89 at
Old Haun Rd., from the intersection of SR89 and Old Haun Rd. north to the
intersection of Old Haun Rd. and SR147, from the intersection of SR147
and Old Haun Rd. to the intersection of SR89 and SR147.
P Zone 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
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 Humbug-
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Evacuation Order
Cont.
Humboldt Crossing Rd, continuing west to the Butte County Line, south
along the Butte County Line to Humbug Rd, east along Humbug Rd to the
intersection of Humboldt Rd.
P Zone 6B- Evacuation Order will begin at the intersection of Humbug
Humboldt Cross Rd. at SR89, south along Humbug Humboldt Rd. to the
intersection with Humboldt Rd., west to the Round Valley Creek and Deer
Creek intersect, north along the Tehama County Line to the intersection
SR36, east along SR36 to the intersection of SR89, south along SR89 to
the intersection with Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd.
P Zone 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 11A Evacuation Order for the community of Round Valley
Reservoir and Long Valley. This includes SR89 near Round Valley
Reservoir and west along Long Valley Rd., to Dixie Creek and north to
SR89.
P Zone 12- Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The
Order will include Feather River Hot Springs east on SR70 to Barlow
Road, southwest to Oroville-Quincey Highway, west to Snake Lake Road,
north to Feather River Hot Springs.
P Zone 12A- Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The
Evacuation Order is to begin at Blackhawk Rd at SR70, to west on Snake
Lake Rd to the intersection with Powerline Easement, continuing west from
the intersection of Snake Lake Rd and Powerline Easement to the Hambly
Ravine, from the Hambly Ravine north to SR70, 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 14- Evacuation Order for the community of Greenville and Crescent
Mills. The order will include SR89 at Dixie Creek, northeast to Stampfli Lane,
north to Wolf Creek, northwest to SR89, north on SR89 to Hauns Creek.
P Zone 15- Evacuation Order for the community of Taylorsville. The
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
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Evacuation Order
Cont
Evacuation
Warnings Plumas
County
Road. Chandler Road at Oakland Camp Road east to State Route 70, north
from the intersection of State Route 70 to the south border of Canyon
Railroad Subdivision. The northern borders of Zones 17 and 17A are moved
to the south edge of Chandler Road and remain in Evacuation Warning
status.
P Zone 18- Evacuation Order for the Peter’s Creek Area. The Order begins
at Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds north to Keddie Peak, continuing north along
Cook’s creek to Springs Creek, east to Enlge Mine, south from Engle Mine to
Peter’s Creek, continuing south along Peter’s Creek to Taylor Diggings, west
from Taylor Diggings to Talyorsville Rodeo grounds.
P Zone 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 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 7- Evacuation Warning for the community of Stover. This will
include the intersection of SR89 at SR36, west SR36 to the Pacific Coast
Trail, north to Willow Springs Camp Ground, northeast to the intersection of
Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd., south to the intersection of
SR89 and SR36.
P Zone 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 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 15A Evacuation Warning for the community of Taylorsville. This will
include SR89 at Moccasin, northeast to Stamfli Lane at Indian Creek, east to
Diamond Mountain Rd., south to fire perimeter south of Arlington Rd.
continuing to Moccasin.
P Zone 17C Evacuation Warning for the areas from the intersection of
Chandler Rd. (east) and SR70 east to Oakland Camp Rd. and south of Mt.
Hough Rd.
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Plumas County
Warnings Cont.
Plumas County
Map/Resource
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
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
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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 Orders
Tehama County
Evacuation
Warning
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:
TEH-1 (D18, D19, E18, E19) Evacuation Order for the St. Bernard’s Lodge
and Elam-Carter Creek areas.
TEH-1 (D17, C18, C19) Evacuation Warning for the Wilson Creek and Slate
Creek areas.
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
• Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy
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)
Road Closures Plumas County
• SR70 at West Chandler Rd – No WB SR70 and No NB Chandler Rd
• SR70 at SR89 (Greenville “Y”)-no WB SR70
• Bucks Lake Rd. at Lower Big Creek Rd.
• SR36 at SR89-no WB SR36 traffic-no SB SR89
• CA147 at SR89
• Bucks Lake Rd. at River Dance-No SB Bucks Lake Rd.
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Butte County
• SR70 at Deadwood Rd – No EB SR70
• SR32 at Humboldt Rd.-No EB Humboldt Rd.- No NB SR32 Traffic
Tehama County
• SR32 at SR36-no SB SR32 traffic/no EB SR36 traffic
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: 375 Water Tenders: 79 Helicopters: 20 Hand Crews: 92 Dozers: 71
Other: 1,270 Total Personnel: 5,168
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