Forest Service News Release
Dixie Fire West Zone Update for Thursday, September 30, 2021
963,309 Acres 94% Containment 1,618 Total Personnel
West Zone Fire information line – (530) 592-0838 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Email – [email protected]
WEST ZONE UPDATE
Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures resulted in another day of minimal fire behavior and smoke throughout the West Zone of the Dixie Fire. Firefighters continued their patrol of containment lines on the north side of the fire above Highway 44 and on the west side of the fire south of Old Station looking for and extinguishing hot spots near the fires edge. Suppression repair activity continued within Lassen Volcanic National Park and on National Forest lands just north of the park, in addition to the Silver Lake area on the east side of the fire where there are numerous dozer lines.
Minimal fire activity is expected today. A forecasted warming trend will allow for further drying of the fine fuels such as needle cast over the next few days. Planned activities include suppression repair work within and adjacent to Lassen Volcanic National Park utilizing heavy equipment, and chipping and hazard tree felling operations on the east side of the fire along the Highway 44 corridor to clean up remaining slash from suppression activities. Fire crews and aviation resources will be available across the fire to respond to any increase in fire activity or new fire starts.
Thursday will continue the warming and drying trend with breezy winds out of the east, which will lower relative humidity and dry out the fuels. Temperatures are expected to be sunny into the 70s with a minimum relative humidity of 16%. Expect a slow warming and drying trend into the weekend.
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 interactive Dixie Fire forest closure map: https://arcg.is/1re8my0
East Zone Information
For the East Zone update, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/