Dixie Fire Update for September 20th


The Dixie Fire now totals over 963,000 acres with 90% containment.

Dry Northeast winds will dry out humidity levels that will test the containment around the North and West fire’s edge in the Lassen National Park area. Though the cooler temperatures have help suppression efforts. Incident meteorologists did record about ¼ inch of rains specifically in that region of the fire as well.

Fire suppression repair does dominate efforts on the Dixie Fire. Crews will work on removing hazard trees and repairing the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones and drop points used during fire suppression. There is about 1,500 miles of dozer line and 90 miles of hand line that needs to be addressed and repaired.

Lassen County Sheriff’s Office lifted warnings and orders for the areas North of hwy 44 and East of Prattville, and reduced evacuation orders to warnings for North of 44 from the Lassen County line to Prattville Rd.

Additionially, Shasta County Sheriff’s also lifted all remaining evacuation orders for the county.

Hwy 44 is now open without traffic controls.

Yet expect 60 minute delays on HWY 89 from 6am to 6pm as Caltrans conducts debris removal. Traffic will be escorted under one-way reversible traffic control at the top of each hour between Canyon dam to just North of Greenville.
And 20 minute delays should be expected along 89 at the 89 and 70 jct beginning at 9am Mondays through Saturdays.

You can also expect delays through the Good Fred project on HWY 36 and up to 60-minute delays and lane closures along 36 between Mineral and Susanville and from the junction of 89/36 to the junction of 89/70. You can Visit Susanville CHP and Cal Trans Quick map for the most up to date road closures.

Additionally Inidan Valley and Greenville can now drink their water safely. The boil water notice has been lifted.

The Taylorsville Post Office opens again, returning to normal mail after closing due to mandatory evacuations with the Dixie Fire.
Canyon Dam and Greenville Post offices are closed. If you receive mail in either location you can still pick up your mail at the Quincy Post Office at 222 Lawrence St. Bring your ID for pick-up.