Dixie Fire Update

Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire Update for Thursday, September 2, 2021
859,457 Acres 55% Containment 4,039 Total Personnel
Lassen and Plumas National Forests — Crews will work closely with the West Zone today to keep fire that
made a strong run to the northeast yesterday from impacting Milford and Highway 395. Efforts will include
constructing direct and indirect containment lines where there are opportunities to reduce spread to the
northwest and southeast. Dozer line from Lake Davis to Clover Valley, and then further north, will be
constructed to keep fire from spreading east towards Dixie Valley. Crews are focusing on mopping up and
securing the flank along Grizzly Ridge and keeping the fire to the north of Lake Davis to protect communities
along HWY 70. Structure protection remains in place within Genesee, Taylorsville, Greenhorn, and Cromberg.
Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire activity reduced slightly over night. The West Zone and East Zone are working
collaboratively to keep the fire from impacting HWY 395. Crews will continue to complete lines in steep and
rugged terrain in the Lassen Volcanic National Park using direct attack and air operations when and where
possible. Many resources and equipment will be working aggressively along HWY 395 to establish containment
and provide structure protection in and around the communities of Janesville, Milford, Buntingville, Herlong
and Junction. Crews continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines south of Old Station and along
HWY 44 monitoring for spot fires across the highway while protecting critical fiber optic cable. The remainder
of the fire continued to smolder and consume heavier materials and interior islands. Southwest winds are
predicted to continue a downward trend with only a few wind gusts up to 20 mph predicted this afternoon.
Aircraft will continue to provide support as conditions allow. 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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