Dixie Fire Update


Date: 7/20/2021 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
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, United States Forest Service
Size: 59,984 acres Containment: 15% Expected Full Containment: Unknown
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: 0 Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 0
Structures Threatened: 810 Structures Destroyed: 2 Structures Damaged: 0
The Dixie Fire remained active overnight, still moving to the East and North.
Crews continued to aggressively fight the fire to increase and strengthen
control lines. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening
but will most likely remain East of the fire. Ground crews will continue to
strengthen contingency lines from Chips Creek to High Lakes. Weather
permitting today, air resources including air tankers, very large air tankers,
and type 2 medium copters and type 1 heavy copters will fly over the fire and
support suppression efforts on the ground.
For more information on the Dixie Fire go to the following links:
CAL FIRE website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents
USFS Information https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
Butte and Plumas
For Evacuation Orders, Warnings and Road Closures go to:
Per the Butte County Sheriff’s Office,
Butte County Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/
Sheriff Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews
Sheriff Twitter: @ButteSheriff
Sheriff’s Call Center: (530) 552-3010
Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/4nm69873
Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
Lassen County
Evacuation Order for the community of Jonesville and all High Lakes areas
Butte County.
Evacuation Warning area to include the Tehama County Line east to Old
Road, Carpenter Ridge east to Skyway, Skyway north from Humbug
Summit line to Butte Creek. Including all the Fish Creek area within
Lassen National Forest area ROAD
Per the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office
Lassen County Web site: http://www.co.lassen.ca.us
Sheriff Website: https://tinyurl.com/sy9frpx6
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LassenSheriff
Plumas County
Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office
Plumas County Website: https://www.plumascounty.us
Sheriff Website: https://plumascounty.us/587/Sheriff-Coroner
Sheriff Dixie Fire Information: https://tinyurl.com/2t3kuv69
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
PLUMAS: P Zone 1- Evacuation Order for High Lakes area, Storrie,
Tobin, and Rock Creek. Evacuation Order for Belden, Rich Bar,
Virgilia, Seneca, and Twain communities along the SR70 corridor.
Evacuation Order to begin SR70 at Pugla Rd along the north edge of
the SR70 corridor to Rich Bar Rd, from SR70 at Rich Bar Rd., to the
north along the Pacific Coast Trail to the Plumas Co./Butte Co. Line,
from the Plumas Co./Butte Co. Line west along the county line to
the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.
P Zone 2- Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Buck Lakes
communities. Evacuation to include the south edge of the SR70
corridor from Belden east to Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake
Rd at Bucks Lake Rd, to include the communities of Spanish Ranch
and Meadow Valley, from south on Bucks Lake Rd at Snake Lake Rd
to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd and Big Creek (south), from the
intersection of Bucks Lake Rd and Big Creek Rd (south) along Bucks
Lake Rd to the Plumas/Butte Co. Line, from Bucks Lake Rd at the
Plumas/Butte Co line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line,
Where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.
NATIONAL FOREST: Plumas National Forest within the Dixie Fire
Area per Forest Order No. 05-11-00-21-14
Road Closures: Plumas County:
• Camp Creek Road
• SR 70 at the North junction with SR 89 Greenville Wye
• Oroville-Quincy Highway at Plains Rd (Four Trees)
• Bucks Lake Rd at River Dance
Butte County:
• SR 70 is closed from 14.3 miles East of the junction of SR 191 (Jarbo
Gap at CAL FIRE Station 36
Evacuation Shelter
Plumas County:
An Evacuation Center is being opened at the Springs of Hope Church in
Quincy at 59 Bell Lane. If there is no attendance the shelter may close, at
which time you can call 283-6300 if you need shelter because of being
Animal Evacuation
Plumas County:
If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services
at 283-3673 or after hours 283-6300.
Large animals/livestock can also be accommodated.
Butte County:
Butte County animal sheltering at 2279 Del Oro and Mono Ste E, Oroville, CA
Animal Shelter intake hours are 8am-8pm. (530) 895-0000
National Forest
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-04 as of
July 16, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety
through September 16, 2021.
For additional information, visit the LNF Website:
Engines: 141 Water Tenders: 29 Helicopters: 23 Hand Crews: 63 Dozers: 49
Other: 16 Total Personnel: 2,409
Air Tankers: Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire
suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies: Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Butte County Sheriff’s
Office, Plumas County Sheriff Office, California Highway Patrol, Pacific Gas & Electric, Union Pacific
Railroad, Sierra Pacific Industries, CAL OES, CAL-EMSA, California National Guard, California
Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
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