Dixie Fire Update

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE
Date: 08/24/2021 Time: 7:00 p.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: 733,475 acres Containment: 43% Expected Full Containment: TBD
First Responder Fatalities: 0 First Responder Injuries: 3
Civilian Fatalities: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
Structures
Threatened:
11,813
Total
Destroyed:
1,273
Total
Damaged: 92
Single Residences Destroyed: 682 Single Residences Damaged: 52
Multiple Residences Destroyed: 8 Multiple Residences Damaged: 4
Non-residential Commercial
Destroyed: 139
Non-residential Commercial Damaged:
10
Other Minor Structures
Destroyed: 436
Other Minor Structures
Damaged: 26
Mixed Commercial/Residential
Destroyed: 8
Mixed Commercial/Residential
Damaged: 0
CURRENT SITUATION
Current Situation Dixie Fire West Zone: Steady 10-15 mph SW winds with gusts up to 25 mph were
experienced during the afternoon hours clearing smoke in areas of the fire. This
clearing of smoke increased fire activity including single and group tree torching.
These winds also resulted in short and mid range spotting activity as well as short
intense runs in the heavy timber when these winds were aligned with the slope.
Certain evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings and certain warnings
have been lifted allowing some residents to return to their homes and businesses.
Returning residents are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant with regard to current
fire conditions. Residents may see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days
following their return. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned
about any active flames near their homes or businesses rather than attempting to
deal with such flames themselves.
Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an
extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire
growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always
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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
Email Sign-Up: tinyurl.com/dixiefiresignup
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based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions,
wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles
in a single day. Fuel conditions are much worse than previous years and along with
wind is causing much greater fire spread. Firefighters are experiencing conditions
never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting and active nighttime
burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our
local and out of state partners, to ensure resource availability.
Dixie Fire East Zone: The Taylorsville area was a focus of operations today as
the fire backs its way down toward the community. The fire continues to
spread by material rolling off the hill and then starting spot fires that burn up to
the main fire. The Taylorsville, Indian Valley, and Greenville FDs assisted in
the installation of an extensive trunk lines and hydrant operation throughout
Taylorsville. Large diameter lines will be fed by large volume 2,100 gallon per
minute pumps drafting from the creek that push enough water to fill a water
tender in two minutes. Portable tanks are also being set up throughout town to
provide additional water. Additionally, OES has sent a contingent of Engines to
assist with structure defense in Taylorsville. Large Aircraft continued to drop
water and retardant on the Grizzly spot fire, keeping it in check. Access is
hampered by large boulder fields and rock filled avalanche scars. Heavy
equipment continues to work along the top of Grizzly Ridge to place control
and contingency lines. Quincy FD and Greenhorn FD have been working in
their areas today on preparations in case the fire continues to move to the
south. North of Taylorsville towards Peters Creek firefighters worked at
improving and strengthening lines. In the Genesee Valley North engine crews
continue to scout and extinguish any roadside heat. In Antelope Valley crews
continue to mop-up and secure lines.
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 evacuation zones
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
• East side of Mt. Hough, east to Tower Rock and the south edge of
Genesee. Includes Emigrant Rd. (PLU Zone 16A)
• Taylorsville (PLU Zone: 15A)
• Ingalis South of Beckwourth Genesee Rd to the NW side of Lake Davis
along Grizzly Ridge to the west and including the Walker Mine. (PLU Zone:
33)
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Plumas County
Orders Cont.
• Manzanita area (PLU Zone 38)
• Swain area (PLU Zone 39)
• Harkness and Sifford area (PLU Zone 041)
• Grizzly/Tower | Beckwourth Genesee Rd south of Antelope Lake Rd to
Grizzly Ridge and North of Argentine Lookout. (PLU Zone: 21)
• Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection
This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt ValleyReservoir (PLU Zone: 003)
• PrattvilleButtReservoirRoad and everything west to theButte/Plumas
County line. (PLU Zone: 4B)
• 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. (PLU Zone: 006)
• Hwy 36 south to the west side of Hwy 89, including Mud Lake, Soldiers
Meadow and Shanhai Creek area, south to Humbug Road and west to
Butte County line (PLU Zone 006A)
• The community of Seneca south to Hwy70 (PLU Zone: 004A)
• Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,south
ofIndian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.
• Northwest of Round Valley Lake to Long Valley Mine and north to Hwy 89
• Everything west of Hwy 89/36 Junction (PLU Zone: 007)
• 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. (PLU Zone: 027)
• 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. (PLU Zone: 031)
• South of Antelope Lake and northeast of Genesee Valley. (PLU Zone: 030)
• 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. (PLU Zone: 013)
• Greenville Crescent Mills area (PLU Zone 014)
• 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. (PLU Zone: 007)
• Chester Juniper Lake Road north, Hwy 312 northwest, Forest Road
28N61 northwest (PLU Zone 008A)
• Heart “K” Ranch, Includes Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to
Lower Lone Rock, south to the border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor
Diggins Mine. (PLU Zone: 020)
• 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. (PLU Zone:
019)
• Antelope, includes the area surrounding Antelope Lake, North to the
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Evacuation
Warning Plumas
County
Evacuation
Orders Butte
County
Evacuation
Warning Butte
County
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 & Boulder Creek.
(PLU Zone: 030)
PLUMAS COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• Residents of Diamond Mtn are under Evacuation Warning and can go as
far as Lights Creek Lane. (PLU Zone: 018B)
• Mt. Hough north of Quincy to south of Arlington Road and Oakland
Campground area. (PLU Zone: 016B)
• Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to
SnakeLake (PLU Zone: 012B)
• Crescent Mills (PLU Zone: 014A)
• Includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie. –
• Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls (PLU Zone: 011)
• Dixie Mountain, north to the Plumas Lassen County Line, to include,
Jordan Flats, Ferris Flat, Fitch Canyon and Cottonwood Mountain. (PLU
Zone: 034)
• East of Hwy 147 at CO A-13, to little Dyer Mtn, southeast to DyerMtn. (PLU
Zone: 010)
• North of Mt. Hough, west of Taylorsville (PLU Zone 15)
• Sugar Loaf | Frenchman Road near Bloomer Lake Road, north to the
county line, and the Plumas side of Doyle Grade. (PLU Zone: 43A)
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.
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• 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.
Evacuation
Orders Lassen
County
Evacuation
Warnings Lassen
County
Lassen County
Resources
LASSEN COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line east to Coppervale –
Zones LAS-E027-A, E029-A, E028
• The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to McCoy
Flat including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness
Area
• Susan River Canyon/Cheney Creek area south of Hwy 36 from Willard
Hill east to Korver Rd and south to the intersection of Cheney Cr. Rd
and Gold Run Rd.
• South of Hwy 36 south and east of Mtn Meadows Reservoir east to
Devil’s Corral and south to upper Gold Run Rd – Zones LAS-E019,
EO18, E026, E017-A, E016-G
Evacuation Warnings remain in place for:
• Janesville and Milford east (lake side) of Hwy 395 from the Thunder
Mtn. Rd intersection south to the Flux Rd intersection – Zone LAS-E008-
A and LAS-E011-A
• Janesville and Milford west (mountain side) of Hwy 395 from the Bass
Hill area south to Oak Tree Lane including Janesville side of Wingfield,
Elysian Valley, & Bass Hill Rd – Zones LAS-E012 A-J LAS-E010-G&H
• Janesville and Milford west of Hwy 395 from Jeters Rd/Apple Blossom
Ln south to Milford Grade and west to the base of the mountains –
Zones LAS-E010 A, D, E and LAS-E009B
• Milford west (mountain side) of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade south to the
intersection of County Rd A26 Garnier Rd – Zones LAS-E009-A and
E001-A
• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the
Lassen County line east to the Willard Hill area – Zones LAS-E020,
EO23, E027-B, E029-B
• Bizz Johnson Trail area south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill east to
Miller Crossing and south to Bauer Rd – Zone LAS-016-B, D, E
• South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill
and south to Cheney Creek Rd Zones LAS-016-B, D, E
• Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir –
Zones LAS-E030-A & B
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
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Evacuation
Orders Tehama
County
Evacuation
Warnings Tehama
County
Tehama County
Resources
Shelter Locations
Lassen National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen
TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
• TEH C16- Subzones 223, 224 and 228.The area of MillCreek, Childs
Meadows and Fire Mountain Lodge remain in an evacuation order.
• TEH D16
• TEH B17 and C17-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 (D17)- for the Wilson Creek, Slate Creek, and
Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
• TEH C18- for the area of Wilson Lake.
• THE C19- for the area to the east of Wilson Lake, to the
Tehama/Plumas County line.
TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• TEH 1 (D18, D19, E18, E19)- for the St. Bernard’s Lodgeand ElamCarter Creek areas.
• T Zone 1- Includes the area of Colby Creek. The order will begin at the
Butte and Tehama County line, west along the Tehama County Line to
the intersection with SR32, north along the SR32 corridor to the
intersection with SR36, from the intersection with SR32 and SR36, east
along SR36 to the intersection with Plumas and Tehama County Line.
• TEH C16- subzones 221, 222, 225 and 226. These areas are described
as the CommunityofMineral, north of Highway 36 to the Shasta County
line and south to the area of Yellowjack.
• TEH B16
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
• 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
Tehama County
• Los Molinos Veterans Hall 7980 Sherwood Blvd, Los Molinos, CA
96055
NOTE: The Lassen High School shelter has closed
American Red Cross Public Information Line: (855) 755-7711
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Animal Shelters
Wildlife Rescue
Road Closures
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.
Tehama County
• SR-36 eastbound @ SR-89 (Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance)
• SR-172 eastbound (Westside-Mineral) @ SR-36
• SR-36 westbound @ SR-32
Shasta County
• Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) is closed.
Lassen County
• SR-36 westbound @ SR-44. No westbound SR-36 traffic.
• SR-36 east of the town of Westwood @ the “Old Chimney” landmark.
No eastbound SR-36 traffic.
• Janesville Grade @ “Granite Lookout.”
Plumas County
• Indian Falls Road @ SR-89. No westbound Indian Falls Road traffic.
• Greenville Wolf Creek Road just west of SR-89. No westbound
Greenville Wolf Creek Road traffic.
• Pecks Valley Road northbound @ North Valley Road eastbound.
• North Valley Road northbound @ North Arm Road.
• Dixie Valley Road @ SR-89. No northbound Dixie Valley Road traffic.
• Arlington Road eastbound at Viacava Ranch Road. No eastbound
Arlington Road traffic.
• Main Street both directions @ SR-89
• Beckwourth Genesee Road westbound @ Antelope Road
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National Forest
Closures
Evacuee
Campsites

National Forest
Closures
Lassen Volcanic
National Park
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 Brian.newman@usda.gov or call 530-338-8745.
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: 483 Water Tenders: 184 Helicopters: 19 Hand Crews: 97 Dozers: 195
Other: Total Personnel: 5,815
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