Dixie Fire Update


Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire Update for Friday, August 27, 2021
750,672 Acres 46% Containment 4,753 Total Personnel
Lassen and Plumas National Forests, August 27, 2021 —The Grizzly spot fire reached the top of Grizzly
Ridge, and firefighters are working down the ridge with it to the south, burning as necessary to keep it from
moving to the west. This will continue today. There was a slop over on the western edge of the Grizzly spot near
the top of the ridge yesterday. While the Hotshots tried to hold it, the fire behavior forced them to reposition.
Lines continue to be constructed and improved to protect Taylorsville from the Grizzly spot. Aircraft will
continue to work at slowing the movement of this spot using both water and retardant as air quality allows. The
fire backing down Mt. Jura to the east of Taylorsville has reached the bottom of the valley, the lines have held,
and crews will continue to mop up today aggressively. Multiple contingency lines have been constructed
between Grizzly Ridge and Quincy and Greenhorn. Equipment is also working north of Davis Lake on
contingency lines.
The fire by Janesville and Millford has not seen a change in its footprint. Although smoke continues to be seen,
it is well interior. There was also progress made on the areas in the vicinity of Antelope Lake. Along Genesee
Valley Rd., crews continue to find and extinguish spot fires thrown from the Grizzly spot. Around Dyer, Mt.
work continues to mop up heat concentrations. There has been no movement along the fruit growers Blvd. Out
towards Storrie, tactical mop up continues. Winds today will be light and from the northeast at first, switching
to the northwest later in the day. It will be mid-afternoon before the inversion lifts. Relative humidies continue
to be very low.
Dixie Fire West Zone: Light winds along with the start of a warming trend are expected on Friday.
Temperatures are forecasted to be above normal through the weekend with poor overnight recoveries and
possible single digit RH values. An increase in fire behavior is anticipated with this forecasted hot and dry
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 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.
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