Dixie Fire Update


Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire Update for September 16, 2021
960,470 Acres 86% Containment 2,270 Total Personnel
Fire Information: 530-592-0838 (7am to 10 pm)
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
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Dixie Fire West Zone –
The Dixie Fire started on Tuesday, July 13 and has now burned 960,470 acres with 86 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.
• Firefighters took of advantage of favorable weather conditions and additional resources to construct
more direct fireline close to the fire’s edge. As a result of these efforts, containment on the fire has
increased to 86%.
• An approaching weather system this weekend is forecasted to bring increased southwest winds on
Friday and Saturday. This has the potential to make the fire more active. Firefighters have been
strengthening control lines and additional resources are available to respond to any increase in fire
• North of Hwy 44 firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines in the vicinity of Hat
Creek Rim as well as protecting critical fiber optic infrastructure.
• Along Hwy 44 and the east and west sides of the fire, firefighters will continue mopping up and patrol.
• Suppression repair work has started in the southern area of the fire. Examples of this work includes
creating erosion control structures and placing fallen trees across bulldozer firelines.
• Smoke will be seen in fire areas along highways and roadways. Stopping along the roadway is
prohibited due to hazards.
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