Dixie Fire Update


INCIDENT UPDATE Date: 08/31/2021 Time: 7:00 a.m.

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: 807,396 acres Containment: 48% Expected Full Containment: TBD
First Responder Fatalities: 0 First Responder Injuries: 3
Civilian Fatalities: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
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
Incident Videos
Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to aggressively fight active fire on
several fronts. Firefighters working in the Lassen Volcanic National Park
continue to work just off the fire’s edge, reducing fuels and improving
containment lines. Firefighters continue to improve and construct primary,
secondary, and contingency lines, as well as reduce fuels in the area north of
the fire’s edge. The Union Pacific Fire Train is working to protect critical
infrastructure. This critical fire weather pattern is predicted to continue, with
Red Flag warnings in effect due to gusty southwest winds and very low, single
digit, relative humidity. Aircraft will continue to provide support as conditions
allow. 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.
Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant and to monitor evacuation
information and road closures, including social media and local, law
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 enforcement websites, for the most current information. Residents will see
smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Proceed
with caution because burned out areas may have unseen hazards. Residents
are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near
their homes or businesses.
Dixie Fire East Zone: Low relative humidity and Red Flag warnings will
resume this morning and is forecasted to continue through this evening. In the
Mount Ingalls, Red Clover Creek areas, strong southwest winds will continue
to increase fire activity as it did yesterday. Smoke plumes should again be
visible for miles. Fire Crews shored up the dozer lines along Grizzly ridge as
they firmly hold the line on the western side. Contingency dozer lines are
being constructed in the Squaw Queen Creek area to help drive the fire from
the North Lake Davis area up into the Walker scar, where fuel loads are
lighter. Mop up continues around the homes in Genesee Valley and into
Taylorsville with tactical patrols, responding to any smoke reports, and actively
looking for any hot spots. New contingency lines are being added between the
fire, Greenhorn, Portola, and the communities further south all the way around
North Lake Davis to protect the homes