Dixie Fire Update


Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire Update for Wednesday, September 1, 2021
844,081Acres 52% Containment 3,991 Total Personnel
Lassen and Plumas National Forests — Fire is continuing its southeast progression in the Grizzly
Ridge/Ward Creek area between East Quincy and the 2019 Walker Fire scar as well as northerly to the east of
the Walker Fire scar. Yesterday, firefighters actively engaged the fire along Queens Creek Road with air and
ground resources that checked the spread but did not completely halt forward movement. Spot fires across the
road and rough conditions made operations difficult for firefighters. The fire moved about 2 miles to the east
and north in alignment with the wind, terrain, and fuel. Fire behavior predictions indicate a continued push
towards Hwy 395 to the east aided by southwest winds. Crews will work today to keep fire south and west of
Last Chance drainage in cooperation with CALFIRE Team 1. Efforts also continue to focus on extending dozer
line down Grizzly Ridge and tie into the shore of Lake Davis to direct the fire away from Hwy 70 corridor as
well as from Lake Davis to Clover Valley to keep fire from spreading south. Structure protection remains in
place within Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.
Dixie Fire West Zone – Crews continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines south of Old
Station. Resources continue to establish containment lines to hold the Hwy 44 during corridor. Crews will
continue to complete contingency lines both north and south of Janesville and Milford respectively. The Union
Pacific Fire Train continues to protect critical infrastructure. Aircraft will continue to provide support as
conditions allow.
Today weather will continue to be warm and dry with high winds. Temperatures will be 72-84 degrees during
the day. The red flag warning has expired; however, conditions and fuels can still create fire conditions
resistant to control. Winds will continue to be strong enough to keep the primary direction of the fire
progressing towards the northeast. Diminishing winds could produce column development if the fire becomes
established. Due to limited humidity recovery, dry fuels will continue to be extremely receptive to embers
Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant and to monitor evacuation information and road closures, including
social media and local, law 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. Damage assessment remains ongoing. Change in threatened structures due to
new Evacuation Warnings, in Lassen, Plumas and Shasta County.
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