Dixie Fire Update


Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire West Zone Update for Tuesday, September 28, 2021
963,309 Acres 94% Containment 1,727 Total Personnel
West Zone Fire information line – (530) 592-0838 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Email – [email protected]
The forecasted red flag weather was present on the fire yesterday with wind speeds of 20-40 mph. This caused an
increase in fire activity and smoke within the interior of the fire, but the control lines were never threatened. Ground
crews coordinated with air support to get water onto hot spots to the north of Mill Creek. Firefighters continued to
patrol containment lines and conduct suppression repair work especially along the Highway 44 corridor and Silver
Lake area. All containment lines held secure around the fire perimeter through the increase in winds. Swing shift
resources remained on the fireline last night, providing additional firefighting capacity as necessary.
Cooler temperatures and light winds are expected today. Minimal fire activity is expected, with isolated visible smoke
from heat remaining in heavy fuels within containment lines. Reburn in the fire interior is expected to continue from
additional needle cast blown off trees from yesterday’s strong winds. In places where rainfall amounts were light, fuels
will quickly dry and become available for consumption by early afternoon. Firefighters will continue to patrol and
secure contained lines and mop up any remaining pockets of heat near the fire’s perimeter. Suppression repair work
will continue across the fire, although initial attack response to new or increased fire activity will remain a high
priority. Air resources will be available to make service calls and support resources on the ground.
After passage of the frontal system, temperatures will be much cooler today with higher relative humidity.
Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s today, with a minimum relative humidity of 22%. Winds will shift from
southwest to north, slowing considerably down to 5-10 mph. A slow warming and drying trend will follow by late
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/ or visit our new interactive Dixie Fire forest closure map:
East Zone Information
For the East Zone update, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
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LINKS – InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)