Dixie Fire Update

Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire Update for September 15, 2021

960,470 Acres 75% Containment 2,413 Total Personnel

Fire Information: 530-592-0838 (7am to 10 pm)
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/

Dixie Fire West Zone –

The Dixie Fire started on Tuesday, July 13 and has now burned 960,470 acres with 75 percent containment. The incident is being managed under a Unified Command with National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team 1 integrated with California Interagency Management Team 14, and CAL FIRE.

The Lassen National Forest Dixie Fire Closure Order is in effect until November 30, 2021 to provide safety for our firefighters and the public.

• Today (9/15) at 11:00 am, Hwy 44 between County Road A-21 and Hwy 89 will reopen with traffic controls measures in place. A pilot car will be used to provide public and firefighter safety and mitigate roadway hazards. Current roadway status can be found at:
Caltrans – https://roads.dot.ca.gov or http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
• With the increased warming and drying the past few days, there has been an increase in fire activity burning interior pockets of unburned vegetation in the norther area of the fire. As a result, the public may see increased smoke along the Hwy 44 corridor.
• Firefighters will continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines south of Old Station. Containment lines are being strengethened in anticipation of a weather front forecasted to impact the fire area this weekend with high winds and changing wind direction.
• North of Hwy 44 firefighters continue to establish containment lines in the vicinity of Hat Creek Rim as well as protecting critical fiber optic infrastructure.
• Along Hwy 44 and other areas of the fire, firefighters will continue mop up and patrol for smoldering heavy and downed fuels.

Closures:
Information regarding Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings are posted on the Sheriff’s Office Website, Facebook, and Twitter for your respective community.
Residents may also view up to date information maps at: Zonehaven: https://zonehaven.com/
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/