Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire West ZoneUpdate for Sunday, September 26, 2021
West Zone Fire information line – (530) 592-0838 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
WEST ZONE UPDATE
Fire activity increased yesterday in the Bogard Buttes area to the south of Hwy 44. Firefighters responded aggressively with ground and air resources, keeping the fire within containment lines. A swing shift was established to help monitor this elevated fire activity into the night. A swing shift is when incident resources start their work day later in the afternoon which allows them to work late into the evening to increase firefighter presence on the fire. Crews continued with suppression repair in areas where it was safe to do so, mopping up hotspots, and patrolling or securing previously contained line. Crews also continued to respond to service calls as needed.
High fire danger is expected across the fire area today. With low humidity, warm temperatures, dry fuels, and gusty southwest winds, recently fallen needle cast has the potential to rebum from remaining hotspots in the interior of the fire. Any spotting outside of the containment lines will have high potential for substantial fire growth today. could become established and produce substantial growth. Unburned islands of fuel in Lassen National Park and Prospect Peak areas will continue to bum within the existing fire perimeter with potential for isolated single and group tree torching. Firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots and strengthen the uncontained line on the northern portion of the fire. Crews will patrol and secure contained lines and mop up any remaining pockets of heat near the fire’s perimeter. Suppression repair work as well as back-haul ofun-needed equipment, supplies and trash will continue across the fire. Air resources will be available to support resources on the ground. This evening, resources from the swing shift will remain engaged in the Bogard Buttes area into the night.
Sunday will be another warm and dry day with slightly stronger afternoon winds from the southwest with gusts up to 30 mph. Southwest winds will increase today with the peak winds forecasted for Monday. Today and Monday will be active fire weather days. Tuesday will see a weak weather system move through the area bringing cooler and moister conditions.
A closure order remains in effect for some areas of the Lassen and Plumas National Forests. For more information please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/.
East Zone Information
For the East Zone update, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
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