INCIDENT UPDATE Date: 08/19/2021 Time: 7:00 a.m.
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, Lassen-Modoc, Tehama
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, United States Forest Service, National Park Service
Size: 678,369 acres Containment: 35% Expected Full Containment: TBD
First Responder Fatalities: 0 First Responder Injuries: 3
Civilian Fatalities: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0
Single Residences Destroyed: 649 Single Residences Damaged: 60
Multiple Residences Destroyed: 8 Multiple Residences Damaged: 4
Non-residential Commercial Damaged:
Other Minor Structures
Other Minor Structures
Current Situation Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire continued to burn actively for most of the night
due to lower humidity recoveries and the sustained winds. Persistent
spotting continued to be an issue as well. Very low fuel moistures and
terrain-driven winds also contributed to continued overnight fire growth.
Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and
destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area
safely. Please see below for information affecting your area.
West Zone Information Line: (530) 255-4023
East Zone Information Line: (530) 289-6735
Media Line: (530) 588-0845
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov
Email Sign-Up: tinyurl.com/dixiefiresignup
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Dixie Fire East Zone: The fire near Janesville is growing rapidly in the dry
sage and grassland fuel and both West Zone and East Zone crews and
equipment continue to respond. Downslope evening winds caused additional
spotting and fire growth south of Beardsley-Grade Road. Additional resources
from the West Zone have been shifted into the Genesee Valley as firefighters
aggressively protect structures and conduct point protection. In the Dyer
Mountain area, resources continue to secure and mop up the perimeter line.
Direct line construction will continue in the area east of Westwood. The fire
continues to be held on Fruit Growers Boulevard. All lines at Keddie Point and
into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be
patrolled. Aircraft will be utilized today as weather and visibility allow.
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/
**Refer to the Evacuation Map for up-to-date notices. All evacuationzones
may not be listed on this fact sheet.
Dixie Fire Structure Status Map (CAL FIRE)https://tinyurl.com/2m9en9t4
Plumas County Recovery Information: https://tinyurl.com/c8c8s5rd
PLUMAS COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
• Rush Creek
• Silver Lake (west of Meadow Valley)
• Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection
• This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt ValleyReservoir
• PrattvilleButtReservoirRoadand everything west to theButte/Plumas
• Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road west
to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road in under
a Mandatory EvacuationOrder.
• The community of Seneca south to Hwy70
• Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls
• Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,south
ofIndian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.
• Dixie Mountain, north to the Plumas Lassen County Line, to include,
Jordan Flats, Ferris Flat, Fitch Canyon and Cottonwood Mountain.
• Northwest of Round Valley Lake to Long Valley Mine and north to Hwy 89
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• Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to
• Everything west of Hwy 89/36 Junction
• West along the south side of Hwy 36 to the County Line
and south of Hwy 36 to rock lake and west to the
• ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Rd
to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of
Beckwouth Genesee Road.
• The unpopulated area of Babcock Crossing, Elephants Playground, and
Murdock Crossing areas. This includes Beckwourth-Genesee at Clover
Creek Loop, North to area of Drum Bridge, North to area of Babcock
crossing. East to Big Flat Spring, South to25N05, West to Beckwourth
• South of Antelope Lake and northeast of Genesee Valley.
• East of Hwy 147 at CO A-13, to little Dyer Mtn, southeast to DyerMtn. NEW
roadblock at Hwy 147 and Old Haun Road.
• North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley, from upper Williams Valley and
upper Pecks Valley east to include all portions of NorthValley Rd, Diamond
Mtn Rd, and North Arm.
• From the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction, north along Stover Mtn. Rd to the
County Line and west from the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction along the
south side of the highway to the CountyLine.
• Chester, from the Hwy36/Hwy89 Junction, east to the causeway,
both sides of Hwy 36 through Chester to the Lake Almanor edge and
to north to the County Line.
• Heart “K” Ranch, Includes Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to
Lower Lone Rock, south to the border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor
• Lone Rock, Includes Moonlight Valley, Engel Mine, Lone Rock Valley, and
a portion of Growers Blvd. USFS Rd. 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen
line, and east to Diamond Mountainarea, south to Lone Rock.
• Antelope, includes the area surrounding Antelope Lake, North to the
Plumas/Lassen Line as well as East to the Plumas Lassen Line,
including Fruit Growers Blvd USFS Road 28N32, IndianCreek Road,
Diamond Mountain Way the area of Thompson Creek and Boulder
PLUMAS COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• High Lakes (Plumas County) Recreational area of Plumas County east of
the Butte/Plumas Countyline
• Ingalis (P Zone 33) South of Beckwourth Genesee Rd to the NW side of
Lake Davis along Grizzly Ridge to the west and including the Walker Mine.
• Grizzly/Tower (P Zone 21) Beckwourth Genesee Rd south of Antelope
Lake Rd to Grizzly Ridge and North of Argentine Lookout.
• Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, SnakeLake
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• This includes Spanish Creek Campground,Round House Rd Old Highway
• East side of Keddie, Round House Road and Old Hwy (WEST)
• Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to
• Mt. Hough, from north of Quincy to south of Arlington Road
• Oakland Camp
• Crescent Mills
• Plumas/Butte County line east to Twain
• Includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie.
• Tobin,Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain. DOES NOT INCLUDE RUSH
• Town of Chester Proper, West Shore, Prattville, West Almanor, Peninsula,
Hamilton Branch, area of Big Meadows, and East Shore. Residents along
Hwy 147 is a reduction from an Order to a Warning to Residents only. All
areas outside residents in the Forest are still under the existing Forest
Plumas County Website: https://www.plumascounty.us
Sheriff Website: https://plumascounty.us/587/Sheriff-Coroner
Sheriff Dixie Fire Information:
Sheriff Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plumascountysheriff
Plumas National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas
BUTTE COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
BUTTE COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• Butte Meadows. This will include Humboldt Rd at Thatcher Ridge, up to
Cherry Hill Campgrounds, north to the Butte/Tehama County lines.
• Jonesville area. The Warning will encompass State Route 32 at the
Butte/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.
• Snag Lake area. This will include Humbug Summit Rd at the Butte/Plumas
County lines, southwest across Snag Lake to Humbug Summit Rd and
Skyway. This warning includes the area surrounding High Lakes Rd near
the Carr Mine.
• Lake Philbrook area. This area includes Philbrook Lake south to Browns
Ravine Rd just east of 25 N22, east to the Butte/Plumas County lines.
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LASSEN COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
• South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and
south to Cheney Creek Rd.
• Janesville west of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to Milford Grade
• West of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade south to County Rd A26/Garnier Rd.
• Susan River Canyon/Cheney Creek area south of Hwy 36 from Willard Hill
east to Korver Rd and south to the intersection of Cheney Cr. Rd and dirt
Gold Run Rd.
• Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the
Lassen County line east to the Willard Hill area.
• North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line east to Coppervale.
• The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to McCoy Flat
including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area.
LASSEN COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• East of Hwy 395 from the Flux Rd intersection to County Rd A25/Herlong
• Lake Forest Estates and Eagle Lake Road A1 from Hwy 36 north to the
County Access gate and east to Prattville Rd and north to Paiute Creek.
• The area west of Richmond Rd and south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill
east to S Weatherlow St and south to Gold Run Rd.
• Diamond Mountain area from Forest Service Rd 29NO2 south to the
Lassen County Line.
• West of Richmond Rd from Gold Run Rd south to Childrens Rd but not
including roads immediately adjacent to the Golf Course.
• East of Hwy 395 from Baxter Creek south of Sunnyside Rd not to include
Sunnyside Rd south to the Herlong Access Rd A25.
• West of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade to the intersection of Herlong Access
• Area south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir.
Lassen County Damage Inspection Map: https://arcg.is/0GvCeX
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
TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION ORDERS
• TEH C16- The area of Fire Mountain Lodge. Thiswill include subzones
221, 222, 223, 224,225, 226, 228.
• TEH B16 The area north of Mineral
• TEH D16
• The town of Mineral
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• TEH B17 and C17- for the area of Childs Meadows/HighlandsResort.
This will include subzones 228 and 227 Area of Mill Creek, south of
Lassen Volcanic Park
• TEH 1 (D17)- for the Wilson Creek, Slate Creek, and
Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
• TEH C18- for the area of Wilson Lake.
• THE C19- for the area to the east of Wilson Lake, to the
Tehama/Plumas County line.
TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION WARNINGS
• TEH 1 (D18, D19, E18, E19)- for the St. Bernard’s Lodgeand ElamCarter Creek areas.
• TEH B15
• TEH C15
• TEH D15
• T Zone 1- Includes 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.
Tehama County Website: https://www.co.tehama.ca.us/
Sheriff Website: https://tehamaso.org/
Tehama Alert: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/
Tehama Evacuation Map: https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8
Plumas County/Lassen County
• Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy (max capacity inside)
• Lassen Community College 478-200 CA-139, Susanville, CA
• Holy Family Catholic Church 108 Taylor Ave. Portola, CA
• Los Molinos Veterans Hall 7980 Sherwood Blvd, Los Molinos, CA
NOTE: The Lassen High School shelter has closed
American Red Cross Public Information Line: (855) 755-7711
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• Plumas County Fairgrounds 204 Fairground Road, Quincy (large
• 201 Mill Creek Rd. Quincy (small animals)
• Recreation Center 101 Meadowbrook Lane, Chester
• Tehama County Complex 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff
(large and small animals)
Wildlife Disaster network
• Response for injured wildlife: 1-800-942-6459
• Gold Country Wildlife Rescue: 1-530-885-0862
Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route
directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions providedby
mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas.
Motorists are encouraged to call 1-800-427-7623 for highway information as
roadway conditions remain dynamic.
Tehama County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center
• SR-36 westbound @ SR-32.
• SR-36 eastbound @ Little Giant Mill Road.
Shasta County – CHP Redding Comm. Center
• Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) is closed. National Park Service
(NPS) is not staffing park entrances/exits on the north or south ends of SR89.
Lassen County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center
• County Road A21 (Mooney Road) southbound @ SR-44.
• SR-36 westbound @ SR-44.
• SR-36 eastbound @ County Road A13.
• SR-147 northbound @ the Plumas and Lassen County line.
• US-395 from SR-70 to County Road A3/Standish Buntingville Road in
Janesville. CHP residents only closure.
• Standish Buntingville Road/County Highway A3 southbound @ US-395.
Residents only closure.
• US-395 between County Road A3/Standish Buntingville Road and
Lakecrest Road (Caltrans). Intermittent Caltrans pilot car operations.
Caltrans pilot cars take approximately 15-20 minutes to travel between
County Road A3/Standish Buntingville Road and Lakecrest Road. If fire
activity increases, only authorized vehicles will be allowed through the
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• Cheney Creek Road @ Gold Run Road. Unstaffed Lassen County Roads
barricaded soft closure. No traffic on Cheney Creek Road from Gold Run
Road or Gold Run Road from Cheney Creek Road.
• Cheney Creek Road @ South Street. Unstaffed Lassen County Roads
barricaded soft closure. No traffic on Cheney Creek Road from South
Plumas County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center
• SR-89 @ Forgay Road . Not a closure, only an informational checkpoint.
ANG advising motorists to remain on the highway and not divert onto any
• SR-89 southbound @ Old Haun Road/Greenville Wolf Creek Road.
• N. Valley Road southbound @ Pecks Valley Road.
• N. Valley Road northbound @ Stampfli Lane.
• Indian Falls Road @ SR-89. No traffic into Indian Falls. SR-89 is open.
• N. Valley Road northbound @ Nelson Street.
• Antelope Road @ Beckwourth Genesee Road.
• N. Arm Road south/westbound @ Diamond Mountain Road.
• Main Street @ SR-89 . Informational traffic control point reminding
motorists to stay on SR-89.
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-08 as of
August 12, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety
through November 30, 2021. For additional information, visit the LNF Website:
Lassen National Forest -Eagle Lake and Hat Creek Campsites available for
evacuees. Contact Brian.email@example.com or call530-338-8745.
Evacuees need to check in with the campsite’s hosts. Before you go, make
sure the campgrounds are not under any evacuation warnings.
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 andsafety.
For additional information, visit the PNF Website:
Forest Order 05-11-00-21-16 (Phases 1 and 2 Expanded Dixie Fire
Emergency Area, Road, Trail, and Developed Recreation Site Closure
All of Lassen National Park is closed to all access due to the Dixie Fire.
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Engines: 503 Water Tenders: 190 Helicopters: 20 Hand Crews: 85 Dozers: 202
Other: Total Personnel: 5,982
Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire
suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies: Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, Lassen County
Sheriff’s Office, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, PG&E, CAL OES,
CAL-EMSA, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS, Sierra Pacific
Industries, W.M. Beaty and Associates, Collins Pine, California Department of Corrections, Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit: