Forest Service News Release
Lassen National Forest issues the Dixie Fire Closure Order
The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implements
Forest Order 06-21-04 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and
safety. The Dixie Fire is exhibiting extreme fire behavior and has grown to over
2,250 acres. This Closure Order will facilitate unimpeded ingress and egress for
fire and other emergency responders and owners, lessees, and residents of land in
the area. We are limiting the public’s exposure to fire danger and impaired
visibility due to smoke. The LNF prohibits the public from going into or being
within the Dixie Fire Closure Area or any National Forest System road or trail as
described in Exhibit A. (See map attached). This Order goes into effect on July
16, 2021, through September 15, 2021.
We consulted externally with CALFIRE, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, and
Plumas County Sheriff’s Office while considering the specifics for the closure.
Internally, we consulted with the USFS employees with expertise in fire
management prevention, law enforcement, and public affairs were all contacted
and involved in developing this closure order.
“In our continued efforts to provide for public safety for visitors, we understand
that it is essential to implement measures to ensure general security that
promotes healthy and everyday life,” said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, LNF.
The following persons are exempt from this Order:
• Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or
fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
• Persons with a Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for the use
of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically
exempting them from this Order.
• Owners or lessees of land in the Dixie Fire Closure Area, to the extent
necessary to access their land.
For additional information, visit the LNF Website:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.
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