Dixie Fire Update 7/21 at 7am

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE
Date: 7/21/2021 Time: 7:00 a.m.
INCIDENT FACTS
Incident Start Date: 7/13/2021 Incident Start Time: 5:15 p.m.
Incident Type: Vegetation Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Feather River Canyon near Cresta Powerhouse
CAL FIRE Unit: Butte
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, United States Forest Service
Size: 85,479 acres Containment: 15% Expected Full Containment: Unknown
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: 0 Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 0
Structures Threatened: 810 Structures Destroyed: 2 Structures Damaged: 0
CURRENT SITUATION
Current
Situation:
The Dixie Fire remained active overnight with active surface fire, uphill runs
and tree torching with long range spotting. The fire is going to continue to
move Northeast with the potential for 2 to 3 miles of new growth. Fire is well
established in the Chips burn scar. Firefighters were engaged in structure
defense overnight and continued to strengthen and improve direct and
indirect fire line. Fire crews are utilizing existing control lines from the Bear
and Chips Fires. Drier Southwest flow aloft will move into the area for the
remainder of the week.
For more information on the Dixie Fire go to the following links:
CAL FIRE website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents
USFS Information https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
Evacuation
Information:
Butte and Plumas
Counties
For Evacuation Orders, Warnings and Road Closures go to:
Per the Butte County Sheriff’s Office,
The Dixie Fire remained active overnight with active surface fire, uphill runs
and tree torching with long range spotting. The fire is going to continue to
move Northeast with the potential for 2 to 3 miles of new growth. Fire is well
established in the Chips burn scar. Firefighters were engaged in structure
defense overnight and continued to strengthen and improve direct and
indirect fire line. Fire crews will continue using / opening up old control lines
from the Bear and Chips Fires. Drier Southwest flow aloft will move into the
area for the remainder of the week.
Butte County Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/
Sheriff Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews
Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
@CALFIRE_ButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
@CALFIREButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
Lassen County
Sheriff
Sheriff Twitter: @ButteSheriff
Sheriff’s Call Center: (530) 552-3010
Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/4nm69873
BUTTE:
Evacuation Order for the communities of Jonesville, Philbrook and all High
Lakes areas within Butte County.
Evacuation Warning area to include the Tehama County Line East to Old
Loma Road
Carpenter Ridge East to Skyway
Skyway North from Humbug Summit line to Butte Creek
All the Fish Creek area within Lassen National Forest area road
Pulga and Philbrook Areas East of the West branch of the Feather River
West of SR70 North of Magalia
Intersection of SR70 at Pulga Rd, and South of the Plumas County Line.
Butte Meadows and Inskip areas
Per the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office
Lassen County Web site: http://www.co.lassen.ca.us
Sheriff Website: https://tinyurl.com/sy9frpx6
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LassenSheriff
Lassen National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen
Forest Order No. 06-21-05
USDA Forest Service
Lassen National Forest
Expanded Dixie Fire Closure Order
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), and to
provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited in the Lassen
National Forest. This Order is effective from July 20, 2021, through
September 30, 2021.
1. Going into or being within the Dixie Fire Closure Area as described in
Exhibit A and shown on the attached map (Exhibit B). 36 C.F.R. §
261.52(e).
2. Being on any National Forest System Road within the Dixie Fire
Closure Area as described in Exhibit A and shown on the attached
map (Exhibit B).
3. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).Being on any National Forest System trail within
the Dixie Fire Closure Area as described in Exhibit A and shown on
the attached map (Exhibit B).
4. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from
this Order:
1. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized
rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with a Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for
Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order),
specifically exempting them from this Order.
3. Owners or lessees of land in the Dixie Fire Closure Area, to the
extent necessary to access their land.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part
261, Subpart A.
A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than
$5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for
not more than six months, or both.
16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3881.
Executed in Susanville, California, this 19th day of July, 2021.
Forest Order No. 06-21-05
USDA Forest Service
Lassen National Forest
Almanor Ranger District
Expanded Dixie Fire Closure
Exhibit A
The Expanded Dixie Fire Closure Area begins at the intersection of CA70 and
the south boundary of Section 36 in T24N, R5E, then continues northeast
along CA70 (for approximately 800 feet) to the intersection with the Lassen
National Forest Administrative Boundary, then continues northeast along the
Lassen National Forest Administrative Boundary to the intersection of the
Lassen National Forest Administrative Boundary and CA89, then continues
northwest along CA89 to the intersection of CA89 and CA36, then continues
west to the intersection of CA89 and CA32, then continues southwest to the
intersection of CA32 and BU91422, then continues east along BU91422 to
the intersection of BU91422 and BU51262, then continues south along
BU51262 to the intersection of BU51262 and BU76503, then continues east
along BU76503 to the intersection of BU76503 and 240415PV01, then
continues east along 240415PV01 to the intersection of 240415PV01 and
BU52513, then continues south along BU52513 to the intersection of
BU52513 and the Forest Boundary, then continues east along the Lassen
National Forest Administrative Boundary back to the starting point for the
Exhibit A Closure at the intersection of CA70 and the south boundary of
Section 36 in T24N, R5E, as shown on the attached map (Exhibit B).
Evacuation
Information:
Plumas County
Sheriff
Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office
Plumas County Website: https://www.plumascounty.us
Sheriff Website: https://plumascounty.us/587/Sheriff-Coroner
Sheriff Dixie Fire Information: https://tinyurl.com/2t3kuv69
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
Plumas National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas
Plumas County
Evacuation Orders
P Zone 1- Evacuation Order for High Lakes area, Storrie, Tobin, and Rock
Creek. Evacuation Order for Belden, Rich Bar, Virgilia, Seneca, and Twain
communities along the SR70 corridor. Evacuation Order to begin at SR70 at
Pulga Rd along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Rich Bar Rd, from
SR70 at Rich Bar Rd., to the north along the Pacific Coast Trail to the Plumas
Co./Butte Co. line, from the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line west along the county
line to the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.
P Zone 2- Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake
communities. Evacuation to include the south edge of the SR70
corridor from Belden east to Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake
Rd. at Bucks Lake Rd., to include the communities of Spanish Ranch
and Meadow Valley, from south on Bucks Lake Rd. at Snake Lake Rd.
to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek (south), from the
intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek Rd. (south) along Bucks
Lake Rd. to the Plumas/Butte Co. line, from Bucks Lake Rd. at the
Plumas/Butte Co line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line,
where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.
NATIONAL FOREST: Plumas National Forest within the Dixie Fire
Area per Forest Order No. 05-11-00-21-15
The Plumas National Forest (PNF) implemented Forest Order 05-11-00-21-
15 as of July 16, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and
safety.For additional information, visit the PNF Website:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas
Plumas Closures:
Forest Order No. 05-11-00-21-15
USDA Forest Service
Plumas National Forest
Feather River and Mt. Hough Ranger Districts
Dixie Fire Emergency Area, Road, Trail, and Developed Recreation Site
Closure Order
1. Going into or being within the Dixie Fire Closure Area as described in
Exhibit A and shown on the attached map (Exhibit B). 36 C.F.R. §
261.52( e).
2. Being on any National Forest System road within the Dixie Fire
Closure Area as described in Exhibit A and shown on the attached
map (Exhibit B). 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).
3. Being on the following National Forest System trails as described in
Exhibit A and shown on the attached map (Exhibit B):
a. Any National Forest System trail within the Dixie Fire Closure
Area;
b. The Pacific Crest Trail between its intersection with the Quincy
LaPorte Road and the Plumas National Forest Administrative
Boundary.
4. Entering or using the Meadow Camp, Rock Creek, or Deanes Valley
Developed Recreation Site campgrounds as described in Exhibit A
and shown on the attached map (Exhjbit B). 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(b).
Forest Order No. 05-11-00-21-15
USDA Forest Service
Plumas National Forest
Feather River and .Mt. Hough Ranger Districts
Dixie Fire Emergency Area, Road, Trail, and Developed Recreation Site
Closure Order
Exhibit A
The Dixie Fire Emergency Area, Road and Trail Closure (Exhibit A) begins at
the intersection of CA70 and Forest Road 23NOO in Section 32 in T23N,
R5E then continues East along CA 70 to the intersection of CA 70 and the
South Boundary of Section 11 in T23N, R5E then continues West along the
South Boundaries of Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 in T23N, R5E to the intersection
with the Plumas National Forest Administrative Boundary then continues
North and East along the Plumas National Forest Administrative Boundary to
the intersection of the Plumas National Forest Administrative Boundary and
CA89 in Section 30 in T27N, R9E then continues East along CA89 to the
intersection of CA89 and the West Boundary of Section 27 in T27N, R9E then
continues South along the West Boundaries of Section 27 and Section 34 in
T27N, R9E then continues South along the West Boundaries of Sections 3,
10, 15, 22, 27, 24 in T26N, R9E then continues South along the West
Boundary of Section 3 in T25N, R9E to the intersection of the West Boundary
of Section 3 in T25N, R9E and CA89 then continues South along CA89 to the
intersection of CA89 and CA 70 then continues East along CA 70 to the
intersection of CA 70 and the West Boundary of Section IO in T25N, R9E
then continues South along the West Boundaries of Sections 10, 15, 22, 27,
34 in T25N, R9E then continues South along the West Boundaries of Section
3, IO and 15 in T24N, R9E until the intersection of the West Boundary of
Section 15 in T25N, R9E and PC4 I l then continues West along PC41 I to
the intersection ofpC41 I and PC414 then continues West along PC4 I 4 to
the intersection of PC4 l 4 and PC423 then continues South and West along
PC423 to the intersection of PC23 and PC4 l 4 (south of Bucks Lake) then
continues West along PC4 l 4 to the intersection ofpC4 I 4 and Forest Road
23N 15.
Road Closures: Plumas County:
• Camp Creek Road
• SR 70 at the North junction with SR 89 Greenville Wye
• Oroville-Quincy Highway at Plains Rd (Four Trees)
• Bucks Lake Rd at River Dance
Butte County:
• SR 70 is closed from 14.3 miles East of the junction of SR 191 (Jarbo
Gap at CAL FIRE Station 36
Evacuation Shelter
Information:
Plumas County:
An Evacuation Center is being opened at the Springs of Hope Church in
Quincy at 59 Bell Lane. If there is no attendance the shelter may close, at
which time you can call 283-6300 if you need shelter because of being
evacuated.
Animal Evacuation
Centers:
Plumas County:
If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services
at 283-3673 or after hours 283-6300.
Large animals/livestock can also be accommodated.
Butte County:
Butte County animal sheltering at 2279 Del Oro and Mono Ste E, Oroville, CA
Animal Shelter intake hours are 8am-8pm. (530) 895-0000
National Forest
Closures:
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-05 as of
July 16, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety
through September 16, 2021.
For additional information, visit the LNF Website:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen
ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 237 Water Tenders: 42 Helicopters: 22 Hand Crews: 74 Dozers: 56
Other: 89 Total Personnel: 3,345
Air Tankers: Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire
suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies: Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Butte County Sheriff’s
Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Pacific Gas & Electric, Union Pacific
Railroad, Sierra Pacific Industries, CAL OES, CAL-EMSA, California National Guard, California
Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:
www.readyforwildfire.org