Last Dixie Fire Update

Dixie Fire Update, Tuesday, October 26, 2021
963,309 acres 100% containment 645 total personnel
Lassen National Forest Dixie Fire Information: [email protected] 530-260-6322
Plumas National Forest Dixie Fire Information: [email protected] 530-283-7620
THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAILY UPDATE FOR THE DIXIE FIRE
East Zone
The rains continued through yesterday morning and delayed field resources from starting their post-fire/post
storm assessments. By the afternoon, certain areas could be accessed and evaluated, while snow and
impassable roads impeded entry to others. Some soils in the Dixie Fire footprint absorbed so much water and
are so saturated, that it may take several days to even begin the process of drying out. Fire suppression repair
activities that can be accomplished off paved roads, like tree chipping work and with hand crews, like direct
seeding of native plant species may be able to resume in the next couple of days. Equipment will be moved out
of staging and pre-positioned, so that when conditions become safe and effective to work, the personnel and
equipment are ready to go.
Personnel from the Plumas National Forest, the Eastern Area Incident Management Team and other
cooperators are using this time to develop both short term and long-term fire suppression repair goals and
objectives. Russell Harris, Incident Commander of the EA IMT said, “We have received a lot of cooperation from
the public/communities, and the cooperative agencies involved. At this point in an incident, coordination with
the public and cooperative agencies is important to maintain continuity in planning for continued suppression
repair, as weather and resource capabilities allow. The Team greatly appreciates this support and is glad to have
been able to provide our assistance.” To date, fire suppression repair work has been completed on 52% of the
dozer lines, 40% of the hand lines and 42% of the roads in the East Zone of the Dixie Fire. All resources assigned
to this incident remain committed to building on the progress that has been made thus far.
West Zone
Scattered snow and rain showers are expected in the Sierra Nevada Range today, with mostly cloudy yet
gradually drying conditions. A high-pressure system will build over the region, bringing mostly sunny and
gradually warming weather for the remainder of the week. Incident officials and local agencies remain
committed to completing as much repair work as possible across the Dixie Fire area this Fall.
The recent storm and the muddy conditions it created caused a pause in all suppression repair operations on
Sunday and Monday, but drying conditions will allow work to restart. Crews plan to begin hazard tree removal
operations today in the Highway 89 corridor, north of Old Station. Feller bunchers and falling teams will restart
operations on Lassen County Road 312 and the access to the Feather River Summer Homes, and skidders will
resume decking operations near Canyon Dam. Resource advisors and chipping crews are assessing conditions in
the Bogard area and hope to continue operations there this afternoon or tomorrow. As conditions dry out,
resource advisors plan to resume suppression repair in many high-priority, low-elevation areas including Butt
Creek, Carter Meadows, Domingo Springs, and West Almanor.
Closures
Closure orders because of the wildfire, remain in effect for some areas of the Lassen National Forest and Plumas
National Forest. For more information, visit InciWeb (inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/) or the
interactive forest closure map (arcg.is/1re8my0).