Dixie Fire Update

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE Date: 08/17/2021 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, Lassen-Modoc, Tehama
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, United States Forest Service, National Park Service
Size: 604,511 acres Containment: 31% Expected Full Containment: TBD
First Responder Fatalities: 0 First Responder Injuries: 3
Civilian Fatalities: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
Structures
Threatened:
16,085
Total
Destroyed:
1,180
Total
Damaged:80
Single Residences Destroyed: 630 Single Residences Damaged: 46
Multiple Residences Destroyed: 8 Multiple Residences Damaged: 4
Non-residential Commercial
Destroyed: 134
Non-residential Commercial Damaged:
8
Other Minor Structures
Destroyed: 400
Other Minor Structures
Damaged: 22
Mixed Commercial/Residential
Destroyed: 8
Mixed Commercial/Residential
Damaged: 0
CURRENT SITUATION
Current Situation Dixie Fire West Zone: Intense fire activity continued into the evening hours
under the influence of southwest winds. A significant change in the weather
pattern occurred across the incident yesterday resulting in southwest winds
ranging from 15 to 25 mph. A local Red Flag Warning will remain in effect until
11:00 p.m. tonight. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of
damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access
the fire area safely. Several Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders were
issued today in Lassen County, please see below for information affecting your
area. California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires.
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@LassenNF
@LassenNPS
@BLMNational
@calfire
West Zone Information Line: (530) 255-4023
East Zone Information Line: (530) 289-6735
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
@LassenNPS
@BLMNational
@cal_fire
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Dixie Fire East Zone: The Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11
PM today due to the strong winds and low relative humidity. All lines at Keddie
Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to
be patrolled. A spot fire started south of Peters Creek but firefighters were able
to quickly contain it. Fire is established in Cheney Creek where West and East
Zone personnel and equipment are actively working. Spots were also
established in Mountain Meadow Reservoir but crews were able to use dozers
for initial containment. Additional priorities for the East Zone include new
containment lines to defend against the wind shift that could drive fire to the
South.
Dixie Fire
Evacuation Map
Damage
Assessment Map
Recovery Info
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/
**Refer to the Evacuation Map for up-to-date notices. All evacuationzones
may not be listed on this fact sheet.
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 EVACUATION ORDERS
• Rush Creek
• Silver Lake (west of Meadow Valley)
• Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection
• This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt ValleyReservoir
• PrattvilleButtReservoirRoad and everything west to theButte/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 in under
a Mandatory EvacuationOrder.
• The community of Seneca south to Hwy70
• Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls
• Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,south
ofIndian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.
• Dixie Mountain, north to the Plumas Lassen County Line, to include,
Jordan Flats, Ferris Flat, Fitch Canyon and Cottonwood Mountain.
• Northwest of Round Valley Lake to Long Valley Mine and north to Hwy 89
• Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to
SnakeLake
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Plumas County
Orders Cont.
• Everything west of Hwy 89/36 Junction
• West along the south side of Hwy 36 to the County Line
and south of Hwy 36 to rock lake and west to the
County Line.
• ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Rd
to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of
Beckwouth Genesee Road.
• The unpopulated area of Babcock Crossing, Elephants Playground, and
Murdock Crossing areas. This includes Beckwourth-Genesee at Clover
Creek Loop, North to area of Drum Bridge, North to area of Babcock
crossing. East to Big Flat Spring, South to25N05, West to Beckwourth
Genesee road.
• South of Antelope Lake and northeast of Genesee Valley.
• Greenville
• Community of Greenville, south along Hwy 89 to Stampfli Lane and along
North Valley Rd.
• Canyon Dam
• West Shore of Lake Almanor, Prattville, iIncludes “LAW”, Prattville, Big
Meadows, Rocky Point Campground, and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.
• 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 CO A-13, to little Dyer
Mtn, southeast to DyerMtn. NEW roadblock at Hwy 147 and Old Haun
Road.
• North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley, from upper Williams Valley and
upper Pecks Valley east to include all portions of NorthValley Rd, Diamond
Mtn Rd, and North Arm.
• From the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction, north along Stover Mtn. Rd to the
County Line and west from the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction along the
south side of the highway to the CountyLine.
• Chester, from the Hwy36/Hwy89 Junction, east to the causeway,
both sides of Hwy 36 throughChester to the Lake Almanor edge and
to north to the County Line.
• Lake Almanor Peninsula
• Hamilton Branch
• Heart “K” Ranch, Includes Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to
Lower Lone Rock, south to the border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor
Diggins Mine.
• Lone Rock, Includes Moonlight Valley, Engel Mine, Lone Rock Valley, and
a portion of Growers Blvd. USFS Rd. 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen
line, and east to Diamond Mountainarea, south to Lone Rock.
• Antelope, includes the area surrounding Antelope Lake, North to the
Plumas/Lassen Line as well as East to the Plumas Lassen Line,
including Fruit Growers Blvd USFS Road 28N32, IndianCreek Road,
Diamond Mountain Way the area of Thompson Creek and Boulder
Creek.
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Evacuation
Warning Plumas
County
Evacuation
Orders Butte
County
Evacuation
Warning Butte
County
PLUMAS COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• High Lakes (Plumas County) Recreational area of Plumas County east of
the Butte/Plumas Countyline
• Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, SnakeLake
• This includes Spanish Creek Campground,Round House Rd Old Highway
W.
• East side of Keddie, Round House Road and Old Hwy (WEST)
• Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to
SnakeLake
• Mt. Hough, from north of Quincy to south of Arlington Road
• Oakland Camp
• Crescent Mills
• Taylorsville
• 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. DOES NOT INCLUDE RUSH
CREEK RD
Plumas County Website: https://www.plumascounty.us
Sheriff Website: https://plumascounty.us/587/Sheriff-Coroner
Sheriff Dixie Fire Information:
https://plumascounty.us/2868/Dixie-Fire-Information
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
Plumas National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas
BUTTE COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
None
BUTTE COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• Butte Meadows. This will include Humboldt Rd at Thatcher Ridge, up to
Cherry Hill Campgrounds, north to the Butte/Tehama County lines.
• Jonesville area. The Warning will encompass State Route 32 at the
Butte/Tehama County line, east to the area of Cherry Hill Campground,
southeast to Snag Lake, southwest to Skyway at Bull Creek, north along
Skyway to Humboldt Road.
• Snag Lake area. This will include Humbug Summit Rd at the Butte/Plumas
County lines, southwest across Snag Lake to Humbug Summit Rd and
Skyway. This warning includes the area surrounding High Lakes Rd near
the Carr Mine.
• Lake Philbrook area. This area includes Philbrook Lake south to Browns
Ravine Rd just east of 25 N22, east to the Butte/Plumas County lines.
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Evacuation Order
Lassen County
Evacuation
Warning Lassen
County
Lassen County
Resources
LASSEN COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
• Bizz Johnson Trail area south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill east to Miller
Crossing and south to Bauer Rd
• Janesville area west of Hwy 395 from the Bass Hill area south to
Janesville Grade including the Janesville side of Wingfield Rd and west
to the County Line
• South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and
south to Cheney Creek Rd.
• Janesville west of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to Mill St just
before Milford Grade.
• West of Mildford Grade south to the County Ln.
• Susan River Canyon/Cheney Creek area south of Hwy 36 from
Willard Hill east to Korver Rd and south to the intersection of
Cheney Cr. Rd and dirt Gold Run Rd.
• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the
Lassen County line east to Moonlight Ranch Rd.
• Lassen National Forest south of Hwy 36 to the Lassen County line
including Hamilton Mtn., Coyote Peak, and Indicator Peak.
• Walker Lake area south of Moonlight Rd.
• Area east of Mtn. Meadows Reservoir and south of Hwy 36 to Coppervale.
• South of Hwy. 44 from the County line east to McCoy Flat and south to
Hwy 36 including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness
Area.
• North of Hwy. 36 east of A21.
• East of Hwy 395 from Standish Buntingville Rd south to the Milford Grade
intersection and north to Baxter Creek
LASSEN COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• The area west of Richmond Rd and south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill
east to S Weatherlow St and south to Gold Run Rd
• West of Richmond Rd from Gold Run Rd south to Childrens Rd but not
including roads immediately adjacent to the Golf Course
• East of Hwy 395 from Baxter Creek, south of Sunnyside Rd, not to
include Sunnyside Rd. south to the Herlong Access Rd A25.
• South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper
Hill and south to Cheney Creek Rd
• Diamond Mountain area from Forest Service Rd 29NO2 south to
the Lassen County line
• West of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to the Stuart Ln. intersection
and west to the Lassen County line.
• Janesville area west of Hwy 395 from Bass Hill to Janesville Grade west to
the Lassen County line including the area south of Bass Hill and the dirt
portion of Wingfield Rd on the Janesville Side.
• Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir.
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Evacuation
Orders Tehama
County
Evacuation
Warnings Tehama
County
Tehama County
Resources
Shelter Locations
Lassen County Damage Inspection Map: https://arcg.is/0GvCeX
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
• TEH- B17 and C17- Evacuation Order for the area of Childs
Meadows/HighlandsResort. This will include subzones 228 and 227
Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
• TEH-1 (D18, D19, E18, E19)- Evacuation Order for the St. Bernard’s
Lodgeand Elam-Carter Creek areas.
• TEH-1 (D17)- Evacuation Order for the Wilson Creek,
Slate Creek, and Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen
Volcanic Park
• TEH- C18- Evacuation Order for the area of Wilson Lake.
• TEH-C19- Evacuation Order for the area to the east of Wilson Lake, to
theTehama/Plumas County line.
TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• TEH- C16- Evacuation Warning for the area of Fire Mountain Lodge.
Thiswill include subzones 221, 222, 223, 224,225, 226, 228.
• Zone B16 Evacuation Warning The area north of Mineral
• Note: The town of Mineral is still under an Evacuation Warning
• 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
TehamaCounty 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/
Tehama Alert: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Tehama Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8
Plumas County/Lassen County
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Animal Shelters
Wildlife Rescue
Road Closures
• Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy (max capacity inside)
• Lassen Community College 478-200 CA-139, Susanville, CA
• Holy Family Catholic Church 108 Taylor Ave. Portola, CA
NOTE: The Lassen High School shelter has closed
American Red Cross Public Information Line: (855) 755-7711
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)
Wildlife Disaster network
• Response for injured wildlife: 1-800-942-6459
• Gold Country Wildlife Rescue: 1-530-885-0862
Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route
directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions providedby
mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas.
Motorists are encouraged to call 1-800-427-7623 for highway information as
roadway conditions remain dynamic.
Butte County
• Humboldt Road at Jonesville Road. No east/northbound Humboldt Road or
east/southbound Jonesville Road traffic
Tehama County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center
• SR-36 eastbound, west of upper SR-172 .
• SR-32 eastbound @ Scout Road
Shasta County – CHP Redding Comm. Center
• Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) is closed. National Park Service
(NPS) is not staffing park entrances/exits on the north or south ends of SR89
• SR-44 eastbound @ SR-89/Old Station
Lassen County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center
• SR-36 westbound @ County Highway A21
• County Highway A1southbound @ Gallatin Road
• US-395 southbound @ County Road A3 / Janesville
• US-395 northbound @ County Road A25
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National Forest
Closures
Evacuee
Campsites
National Forest
Closures
Lassen Volcanic
National Park
Plumas County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center
• Genesee Road southbound @ Arlington Road
• SR-89 northbound @ Pioneer Road
• SR-89 southbound @ Old Haun Road / Greenville Wolf Creek Road
• Williams Valley Road northbound @ N. Valley Road / Main Street
• N. Valley Road northbound @ Stampfli Lane
• Indian Falls Road @ SR-89. No traffic into Indian Falls. SR-89 is open
• N. Valley Road northbound @ Nelson Street
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-08 as of
August 12, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety
through November 30, 2021. For additional information, visit the LNF Website:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen
Lassen National Forest -Eagle Lake and Hat Creek Campsites available for
evacuees. Contact [email protected] or call530-338-8745.
Evacuees need to check in with the campsite’s hosts. Before you go, make
sure the campgrounds are not under any evacuation warnings.
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 andsafety.
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
All of Lassen National Park is closed to all access due to the Dixie Fire.
ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 516 Water Tenders: 186 Helicopters: 20 Hand Crews: 103 Dozers: 203
Other: Total Personnel: 5,963
Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire
suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies: Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Lassen County
Sheriff’s Office, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, PG&E, CAL OES,
CAL-EMSA, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS, Sierra Pacific
Industries, W.M. Beaty and Associates, Collins Pine, California Department of Corrections, Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:
www.readyforwildfire.org