Dixie Fire Update

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE
Date: 08/30/2021 Time: 7:00 a.m.

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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: 771,183 acres Containment: 48% Expected Full Containment: TBD
First Responder Fatalities: 0 First Responder Injuries: 3
Civilian Fatalities: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
Structures
Threatened:
11,489
Total
Destroyed:
1,277
Total
Damaged: 92
Single Residences Destroyed: 685 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: 437
Other Minor Structures
Damaged: 26
Mixed Commercial/Residential
Destroyed: 8
Mixed Commercial/Residential
Damaged: 0
CURRENT SITUATION
Current Situation
Incident Videos
Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to aggressively fight active fire, as
winds increase into the beginning of the week, bringing red flag conditions in
some areas, and extreme fire behavior is expected. Firefighters continue to
patrol fire lines, reinforce primary control lines, and establish secondary and
contingency lines. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain.
Cooperating agencies continue to work for the safety of crews, including
scouting for roadway repairs, infrastructure needs and removal of dangerous
trees and vegetation.
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. Proceed with caution. Burned out
areas have unseen hazards below ground and overhead. Residents are
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West Zone Information Line: (530) 592-0838
East Zone Information Line: (530) 289-6735
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
Email Sign-Up: tinyurl.com/dbdhsfd3
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Current Situation 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.
Dixie Fire East Zone: Red Flag winds and very low relative humidities are
expected tomorrow through Tuesday evening. These southwest winds will
challenge firefighters on Grizzly Ridge over the next few days as the fire burns
actively. Fire Crews continue to shore up the dozer lines around Grizzly ridge
toward the Walker fire scar as dozers lines were constructed all the way up to
Antelope Lake. Everything east of the Genesee Valley remains secure and
mop up continues with tactical patrols looking for hot spots. From the Genesee
Valley into Taylorsville crews continue aggressively mopping up as six extra
fire engines were added to the protection zones around structures. Several
contingency lines have been added between the fire and Quincy, Greenhorn,
and communities further south. Crews continue constructing contingency lines
north of Lake Davis to protect the homes.
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)
 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)
 Prattville Butt Reservoir Road and everything west to the
Butte/Plumas County line. (PLU Zone: 4B)
 Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road
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Plumas County
Evacuation
Orders
west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road
in under a Mandatory Evacuation Order. (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)
 Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,
south of Indian 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 North Valley 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 County Line. (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 Mountain area, south to Lone
Rock. (PLU Zone: 019)
 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, Indian Creek Road,
Diamond Mountain Way the area of Thompson Creek & Boulder
Creek. (PLU Zone: 030)
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Plumas County
Evacuation
Warning
Dixie Fire
Plumas County
Fire Information
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
Snake Lake (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 Dyer Mtn.
(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)
 The north side of Chandler Road from Quincy Jct. Rd east to Hwy 70
and the north side of Hwy 70 from Chandler Rd east to just west of
Massack [PLU Zone 17-D and 17-C]  Hwy 70 at Massack, east to the east side of Lee Summit and everything
north of those locations to the area of Argentine Rock and the south
boundary of Zone 21. This includes Greenhorn and the north side of
Spring Garden [PLU Zone 22A]  Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection
This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir (PLU Zone:
003)
 The community of Seneca south to Hwy70 (PLU Zone: 004A)
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
BUTTE COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
None
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Butte County
Evacuation
Warning
Dixie Fire
Butte County
Fire Information
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.
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
Evacuation
Orders
Lassen County
Evacuation
Warnings
LASSEN COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
 North of Hwy 36 south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County Line
east to Devil’s Corral – 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 – Zone LAS-E031A&B
 South of Hwy 36 south and east of Mtn Meadows Reservoir east
to Coppervale – Zones LAS-E019, EO18, E026, E017-A
 Janesville and Milford east of the Plumas County Ln from
Janesville Grade south to Milford Grade along the mountain side
(unpopulated area) Zones LAS-E012-K, E010-B, C, F
Evacuation Warnings remain in place for:
 Janesville and Milford west of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade
south to Milford Grade and west to the base of the mountains
(unpopulated area) Zones LAS-E012-F,J LAS-E010-G&H LASE010A, D, E and LAS-E009-B
 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
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Lassen County
Evacuation
Warnings
Lassen County
Resources
 South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Korver Rd and south
to Gold Run Rd Zone LAS-E016-G
 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
 Willard Creek Rd south of Hwy 36 and Korver Rd from Hwy 36
south to the fork of Korver Rd – Zones LAS-E016-A and E017-C
 Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat
Reservoir – Zones LAS-E030-A & B
 Bogard area north of Hwy 44 from Pittville Rd east to County Rd
A21 and north to Blacks Mountain, Harvey Mountain and south of
Ashurst Lake – Zones LAS-E035-D,E,F,G
 West of County Rd A1 from the A21 intersection north to Forest
Services Route 32NO2 – Zone LAS-E035-C
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
Tehama County
Evacuation
Warnings
Dixie Fire
Tehama County
Fire Information
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 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 B17 and C17-for the area of Childs Meadows/Highlands Resort.
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 1 (D18, D19, E18, E19)- for the St. Bernard’s Lodge and ElamCarter Creek areas.
 T Zone 1- Includes the area of Colby Creek. The order will begin at the
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Tehama County
Resources
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/
Tehama Alert: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Tehama Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8
Evacuation
Orders Shasta
County
Evacuation
Warnings Shasta
County
SHASTA COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
Hat Creek Rim east to the Shasta County Line and south of SR-44
SHASTA COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
The areas of Hat Creek and Old Station for both sides of SR-44 from Big Pines
Road north of Brians Way
Shelter Locations Plumas County/Lassen County
 Holy Family Catholic Church 108 Taylor Ave. Portola, CA
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)
Wildlife Rescue 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 provided by 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.
Road Closures Tehama County
 SR-36 eastbound @ SR-89 (Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance)
 SR-172 eastbound (Westside-Mineral) @ SR-36
 SR-36 westbound @ SR-32
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Road Closures Shasta County
 Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) is closed.
Lassen County
 SR-36 @ SR-44
 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
National Forest
Closures
USDA Forest Service has temporarily closed nine Northern California
National Forests for Public Safety. (See Regional Order No. 21-04:
Emergency Forest Closure and Press Release) The closure order includes
1. Tahoe National Forest, 2. Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 3. Plumas
National Forest, 4. Lassen National Forest, 5. Mendocino National Forest,
6. Klamath National Forest, 7. Six Rivers National Forest, 8. Shasta-Trinity
National Forest, and 9. Modoc National Forest.
See https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd945702.pdf
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD945706
Bureau of Land
Management The Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail near Susanville, as the Bureau of
Land Management has rescinded a temporary emergency closure associated
with the Dixie Fire. Also reopened are the Hobo Camp and Devil’s Corral
trailheads and all other BLM-managed lands that were affected by the
emergency closure that went into effect Aug. 16. This includes BLM-managed
lands south of California Highway 36, west of U. S. 395. and north and east of
the Lassen National Forest boundary.
Evacuee
Campsites Lassen National Forest -Eagle Lake and Hat Creek Campsites available
for evacuees. Contact [email protected] 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.
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Lassen Volcanic
National Park All of Lassen National Park is closed to all access due to the Dixie Fire.
ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 410 Water Tenders: 171 Helicopters: 19 Hand Crews: 63 Dozers: 142
Other: 1,181 Total Personnel: 4,348
Air Tankers: 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