Dixie Fire Update

DIXIE FIRE
INCIDENT UPDATE
Date: 7/28/2021 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: 217,581 acres Containment: 23% Expected Full Containment: Unknown
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: 0 Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 0
Structures Threatened: 10,721 Structures Destroyed: 35
Other Minor Structures: 19
Structures Damaged: 5
Other Minor Structures: 2
CURRENT SITUATION
Incident Update Dixie Fire West Zone – There was minimal fire activity overnight on the Dixie
Fire. Higher relative humidity stalled firing operations. The fire is burning in a
remote area with limited access. Extending travel times and steep terrain are
hampering control efforts. Light rainfall fell over portions of the fire area at
Humbug Summit. A decrease in clouds through the remainder of the
afternoon and evening will lead to rapid drying despite recent precipitation.
Crews will continue to construct and reinforce fire line to secure the fire
perimeter in both zones and provide structure defense in communities at risk.
Dixie Fire East Zone – Dense smoke settled into pockets in and around the
fire last night. Isolated storms and gusts overnight were forecasted for the
area. Crews worked throughout the night and strategized using firing
operations to their advantage to expand and secure containment lines.
Firefighters worked on the key containment lines from the Bucks Lake area to
the north of Snake Lake, using dozers, tactical firing operations, and mop up
to improve containment efforts. Crews along Mount Hough Road planned to
use tactile firing operations to decrease the threat to Quincy and Chandler
Road. Work continued along the north perimeter, including the line along
Emigrant Road as conditions allowed. Firing operations burned bright and
may have been visible in nearby communities overnight. Hot, dry conditions
are expected today and through the week. Fire behaviorists predict robust fire
activity day and night this week, based on expected weather and fuel
conditions. When the sky is clear and visibility increases, air operations will
aid firefighter efforts.
Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
@CALFIRE_ButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
@CALFIREButteCo
@USFSPlumas
@LassenNF
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Dixie Fire
Evacuation Map
Damage
Assessment Maps
Recovery
Information
For more information on the Dixie Fire, click the following links:
CAL FIRE Website- https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents
USFS Information- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
7pm Daily Virtual Community Meeting Facebook Live & Zoom
CAL FIRE/Butte County- https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREButteCo
Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81721688745
Dial
USA 215-446-3649 Conference code: 746758
USA 888-557-8511 (US Free) Conference code: 746758
Dixie Fire Structure Status Map (CAL FIRE)
https://tinyurl.com/2m9en9t4
Plumas County Recovery Information
https://tinyurl.com/c8c8s5rd
Evacuation Orders
Plumas County
PLUMAS COUNTY
Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route
directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous
areas
Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office:
Evacuation Orders include the west shore of Lake Almanor from the Canyon
Dam, northwest to Hwy 36 at Hwy 89. This includes the communities of
Prattville, Big Meadows, and Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point
Campground and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch. High Lakes (PLUMAS
COUNTY) Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas
County line. Plumas/Butte County line east of Twain includes both sides of
Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar,
and Twain.
Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Rd. at Riverdance, and
everything west to the Butte/Plumas County Line. This includes Snake Lake,
Meadow Valley, Tollgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all
surrounding areas.
Caribou Rd. north to Humbug Rd. and Humboldt Rd. intersection. This
includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir, Prattville, Butt
Reservoir Road, and everything west to the Butte/Plumas County line, and
the community of Seneca south to Hwy 70.
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Evacuation
Orders
Plumas County
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 Crest Trail to the
Plumas/Butte County line from the Plumas County/Butte County 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 Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake Rd. at Bucks Lake Rd.
to include the communities of Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley, from south
of Bucks Lake Rd. at Snake Lake Rd. to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd.
and Big Creek (south) along Plumas/Butte Co. line to the north along the
Plumas/Butte County line where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Road.
P Zone 2 – Evacuation Order 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.
P Zone 3- Evacuation Order for the Caribou area. Evacuation to include
SR70 at Virgilia to the north along the east shore of Butt Valley Reservoir, to
the intersection of Humbug Rd. and Humboldt Rd, to the east along
Humbug Rd. to the Butte Co. line, to the south along the Butte Co. line to
Chips Creek, east along Chips Creek to SR70, east along the north edge of
the SR70 corridor to Virgilia.
P Zone 4A- Evacuation Order for the Paxton, Seneca, Long Valley, and
East Butt Lake area. Evacuation Order to include the Paxton area at SR70,
north to the Long Valley, west to the south side of Butt Valley Reservoir, from
the south side of Butt Valley Reservoir to SR70 at Virgilia, east along the
north edge of the SR70 corridor to Paxton.
P Zone 4B- Evacuation Order in the Long Valley and Seneca
Communities starting from the Long Valley area north along Wolf Creek
Rd., to the intersection of Wolf Creek Rd. and South Almanor, from the
intersection of South Almanor and Wolf Creek Rd. west along South
Almanor, continuing west along Fox Farm Rd. to the intersection of
Humbug-Humboldt Crossing Rd., from the intersection of Fox Farm Rd. and
Humbug-Humboldt Rd., to south along Prattville, Butt Valley Reservoir Rd.
to the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir, from the south shore of Butt
Valley Reservoir east to Long Valley.
P Zone 5- Evacuation Order for the communities along the west shore of
Lake Almanor including Prattville and Lake Almanor West, beginning at the
intersection of SR147 and SR89, west to the intersection of SR36 and
SR89, south from the intersection of SR36 and SR89 to County Rd. 324,
from the intersection of SR36 and County Rd. 324, east along Fox Farm
Rd. to the intersection with South Almanor Rd.
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Evacuation Order
Cont.
P Zone 6- Evacuation Order Humbug Rd. from the intersection of the
Humbug-Humboldt Rd. west to the Butte County line and everything south
of the Humbug Rd. to Humboldt Rd.
P Zone 6A- Evacuation Order beginning from the intersection of HumbugHumboldt Crossing Rd and Fox Farm Rd, west along Fox Farm Rd to the
intersection with SR36, south from the intersection of SR36 and Fox Farm
Rd, south to the Butte County line, south along Butte County line to
Humboldt Rd., east along Humboldt Rd to the intersection with HumbugHumboldt Crossing Rd, continuing west to the Butte County Line, south
along the Butte County Line to Humbug Rd, east along Humbug Rd to the
intersection of Humboldt Rd.
P Zone 10- Evacuation Order for the community of East Shore.
The Order will include the intersection of SR147 and County Rd.
A13, east to Little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain,
south to SR89, west to SR147, north to County Rd. A13.
P Zone 11- Evacuation Order for the community of Round Valley
Reservoir and Long Valley will include SR89 near the Clear Creek to
the SR70, south to SR70 at the Feather River, east along SR70 to the
intersection of SR89, north on SR89 to Dixie Creek due north to
Seltzer Rd.
P Zone 12- Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The
Order will include Feather River Hot Springs east on SR70 to Barlow
Road, southwest to Oroville-Quincey Highway, west to Snake Lake Road,
north to Feather River Hot Springs.
P Zone 12A- Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The
Evacuation Order is to begin at Blackhawk Rd at SR70, to west on Snake
Lake Rd to the intersection with Powerline Easement, continuing west from
the intersection of Snake Lake Rd and Powerline Easement to the Hambly
Ravine, from the Hambly Ravine north to SR70, continuing east along the
SR70 Corridor to the intersection with SR89 (Greenville Wye), from the
intersection with SR70 and SR89 (Greenville Wye), continuing east along
the SR70 corridor to the intersection with Blackhawk Rd.”
P Zone 13- Evacuation Order for the community of the northeast side of
Indian Valley. The Order will include Dyer Mountain, southeast to Keddie
Ridge, southeast to Diamond Mountain Road, west to Stampfli Lane, north
to Wolf Creek, northwest to the intersection of N Valley Road and Pecks
Valley Road, north to the intersection of Williams Valley Road and Lower
Williams Valley Road, northwest to SR89 at Second Water Tower Creek,
north to Dyer Mountain.
P Zone 14- Evacuation Order for the community of Greenville and Crescent
Mills. The order will include SR89 at Dixie Creek, northeast to Stampfli Lane,
north to Wolf Creek, northwest to SR89, north on SR89 to Hauns Creek.
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Evacuation Orders
Cont. Plumas
County
Evacuation
Warnings Plumas
County
P Zone 15- Evacuation Order for the community of Taylorsville. The
order will include SR89 at Moccasin, northeast to Stampfli Lane at Indian
Creek, east to Diamond Mountain Road, south to Genesee Road at N
Valley Road, west to SR89 at Indian Falls, northeast to Moccasin.
P Zone 16- Evacuation Order for Mount Hough. The order will include
SR89 at Indian Falls, east to Genesee Road at N Valley Road, south to the
intersection of Forest Service Road 25N14 and Forest Service Road
24N85, west to SR70 at Barlow Road, north to SR89 at Indian Falls.
P Zone 17aB – Evacuation Order to include the areas north of Chandler
Road. Chandler Road at Oakland Camp Road east to State Route 70, north
from the intersection of State Route 70 to the south border of Canyon
Railroad Subdivision. The northern borders of Zones 17 and 17A are moved
to the south edge of Chandler Road and remain in Evacuation Warning
status.
P Zone 18- Evacuation Order for the Peter’s Creek Area. The Order
begins at Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds north to Keddie Peak, continuing
north along Cook’s creek to Springs Creek, east to Enlge Mine, south from
Engle Mine to Peter’s Creek, continuing south along Peter’s Creek to Taylor
Diggings, west from Taylor Diggings to Talyorsville Rodeo grounds.
P Zone 21- Evacuation Order for the area of Little Grizzly Creek. The Order
will begin at intersection 25N14 and 24N85, east to the intersection of 113
and 24N60, north to the east end of 25N42C, west to just south of Gaging
Station, south to 25N14 and 24N85.
P Zone 28- Evacuation Order for the Genesee Valley. The Order will begin
east of Taylorsville along Genesee Rd corridor continuing east along
Genesee Indian Creek and ending at 27N09.
P Zone 7- Evacuation Warning for the community of Stover. The
warning will include the intersection of SR89 at SR36, west on SR36 to
the Pacific Crest Trail, north to Willow Springs Campground, northeast
to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy. and Warner Valley Rd., south
to the intersection of SR89 and SR36.
P Zone 8- Evacuation Warning for the community of Chester. The
warning will include the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy. and Warner
Valley Rd., east to Lake Chance Campground, south to SR36 on the
causeway, southwest to the intersection of SR89 and SR36, north to
the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy. and Warner Valley Road.
P Zone 9- Evacuation Warning for the communities of Peninsula and
Hamilton Branch. The warning will include SR36 on the causeway,
east to the Lassen County Line, south on SR147 to County Road A13,
south to Peninsula Point, north to the SR36 causeway.
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Evacuation
Warnings Cont.
Plumas County
Plumas County
Map/Resource
P Zone 17- Evacuation Warning for the community of Quincy. The
Warning will include SR70 at Barlow Road, east to the intersection of Forest
Service Road 25N33, south along the Canyon Subdivisions Railroad to the
intersection of Mt. Hough Crystal Lake Rd and Quincy Junction Rd, south
along Quincy Junction Rd to the intersection with SR89, east on SR89 to
Radio Hill Rd and south to Peppard Flat Rd, northwest through Boil Ravine
to Quincy-Oro Highway, north along SR70 to the intersection with Old
Highway Rd.
P Zone 17A – Evacuation Warning for the areas of east Quincy. The
Warning encompasses Peppard Flat north of Highway 70, west on Highway
70 to Quincy Junction Road, north on Quincy Junction Road to the Canyon
Subdivision Railroad, east to Forest Service Route 25N07, south to
Thompson Creek, and areas west of La Porte Road to Peppard Flat Road.
P Zone 19 – Evacuation Warning This Warning will include the USFS Road
28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen Line, east to Diamond Mountain area,
and south to Lone Rock.
P Zone 20 – Evacuation Warning This Warning will include Taylor
Diggings Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south to
the Border of Zone 28, and west to the Taylor Diggings Mine.
P Zone 22 – Evacuation Warning This Warning will include the area of
Spring Gardens and Greenhorn Creek Ranch area. Specifically, La Porte
road at Thompson Creek, north to Empire ravine, east to Cascade creek
south to 508 Road, southwest to the south of Lee Summit to Fells Flat, and
northwest to the La Porte Road.
P Zone 29 – Evacuation Warnings Moonlight Valley, Eagle Mine, Lone Rock
Valley, and a portion of Growers Boulevard, USFS Road 28N32 intersection
of Plumas/Lassen Line, east to Diamond Mountain area, south to Lone Rock.
P Zone 31 – Evacuation Warning The Warning will include BeckwourthGenesee at Clover Creek Loop, north to area of Drum Bridge and to the
area of Babcock crossing, east to Big Flat Spring, south to 25N05, and west
to Beckwourth Genesee Road.
P Zone 33 – Evacuation Warning The Warning will include McDermott
Ravine north to Drum Bridge East to Crystal Creek, South to 23N45, and
west to McDermott Ravine.
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
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Butte County
Sheriff’s Office
Evacuation Orders
Butte County
Evacuation
Warning
Butte County
Butte County
Resources
BUTTE COUNTY
Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route
directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous
areas
Per the Butte County Sheriff’s Office:
Evacuation Orders for the communities of Jonesville, Philbrook and all High
Lakes areas within Butte County.
Evacuation Order for the area of Butte Meadows. The order will begin SR32
at the Butte and Tehama County line, east to the area of Cherry Hill
Campground, southeast to Snag Lake, southwest to Skyway at Bull Creek,
north along Skyway to Humboldt Road.
Evacuation Warning area to include the Tehama County line east to Old
Loma Rd., 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., south of the Plumas County line, and Inskip areas.
Butte County Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/
Sheriff Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews
Sheriff Twitter: @ButteSheriff
Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/4nm69873
Lassen County
Sheriff
Lassen County
Resources
LASSEN COUNTY
Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route
directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous
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
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Evacuation
Warning
Lassen County
LAS Zone E019 – Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south
of Mountain Meadows Reservoir Mountain. Mountain Meadows Reservoir
from Hamilton Branch watery east to the Lassen/Plumas County line.
Tehama County
Sheriff
Evacuation Order
Tehama County
Evacuation
Warning
TehamaCounty
Tehama County
Resources
TEHAMA COUNTY
Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route
directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous
areas
Per the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office:
T Zone 1- Evacuation Order to include the area of Colby Creek. The order
will begin at the Butte and Tehama County line, west along the Tehama
County Line to the intersection with SR32, north along the SR32 corridor to
the intersection with SR36, from the intersection with SR32 and SR36, east
along SR36 to the intersection with Plumas and Tehama County Line.
T Zone 2 – Evacuation Warning to include the area of Mill Creek. An
evacuation warning has been issued by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office
for the areas and communities south of the Mill Creek community continuing
south to the community of Campbellville and east to Highway 32.
Tehama County Website: https://www.co.tehama.ca.us/
Sheriff Website: https://tehamaso.org/
Sheriff Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/b8n26knm
Tehama Alert: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Tehama Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8
Shelter Locations Plumas County
• Veterans Memorial Hall at 225 Gay St. in Chester
• Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy
Lassen County
• Lassen Community College at 478-200 CA-139 Susanville
Tehama County
• Ridge Way Park at 19725 Ridge Road in Red Bluff
American Red Cross Public Information Line: (855) 755-7711
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Road Closures Plumas County
• SR70 at West Chandler Road
• Road A13 at CA147
• SR70 at Ganser Park Drive
• Chandler Road (West) at State Route 70
• Chandler Road (East) at State Route 70
• Chandler Road at Quincy Junction Road
• Quincy Junction Road at Chandler Road
• SR36 at SR89
• Genesee Road at North Valley Road-No WB Arlington Road and
no NB North Valley Road.
Butte County
• SR70 at Deadwood Road
• Humboldt at Bambi Inn
• SR32 at Upper Humboldt Road
Tehama County
• SR32 at SR36
Current State Highway/Route information: roads.dot.ca.gov
National Forest
Closures
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-07 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
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
Forest Order 05-11-00-21-16 (Phases 1 and 2 Expanded Dixie Fire
Emergency Area, Road, Trail, and Developed Recreation Site Closure Order)
https://tinyurl.com/74hf8rk3
Lassen Volcanic
National Park
Warner Valley and Juniper Lake areas will be closed to all access and the
entire park will be closed to back country Camping.
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ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 420 Water Tenders: 90 Helicopters: 34 Hand Crews: 90 Dozers: 192
Other: 1,157 Total Personnel: 5,306
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, California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and National Park Service, Lassen County Sheriff’s
Office
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:
www.readyforwildfire.org