Dixie Fire Incident

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963,309 Acres


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Active for 103 days  

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5 Counties

Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama  

Last Updated10/14/22 8:14 AM
Date Started07/13/21 5:15 PM
Date Contained10/25/21 7:45AM
Location InformationAbove the Cresta Dam, Feather River Canyon
Lat/Long[39.871306, -121.389439]
Administrative UnitLassen National Forest and National Park Service
CauseUnder Investigation
ReportsClick here for prior status reports
External Incident Linkhttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/

Status Updates

Dixie Fire West Zone:
The Dixie Fire started on Tuesday, July 13. It has now burned 963, 276 acres with 94 percent containment. The incident is being managed under Unified Command with California Interagency Management Team 14 and CAL FIRE.

The Lassen National Forest Dixie Fire Closure Order is in effect until April 30th, 2022 to provide safety for our firefighters and the public.

  • To maximize resources and efficiency, the Dixie Fire is being managed in two cooperative zones: West Zone and East Zone.
  • The public is reminded that a new closure order was enacted yesterday that reduced the closure area and opened more Forest Service lands to public access.
  • Small pockets of vegetation are burning within the control perimeter. Firefighters efforts are transitioning from suppression activities to suppression repair across the fire. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is continuing its post-fire assessment on the Dixie Fire.
  • Firefighters continue hazarad tree removal along roadways that lead to developed Forest Service Recreation areas.
  • The fire area has entered into a generally stable weather pattern with warm temperatures, low humidity, and terrain driven winds.
  • Fuels in the fire area are very dry and remain very susceptible to fire, and new starts can occur very easily from small ignition sources such as sparks. Firefighters continue to patrol for new fire activity as a result of these conditions.
  • The public is advised to be alert on local roadways as additional heavy equipment and firefighters move around the fire area to patrol and conduct suppression repair.

Forest Closure:
Updated information can be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lassen/alerts-notices/?aid=67821.

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Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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94 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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1,311 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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1 Fatality

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Fatalities

Contact Information

Butte County Sheriff Office (Evacuation Information)
Information Line
(530) 592-0838
Assistance for Plumas County Residents
(530) 283-6300
Assistance for animals (including large animals/ livestock)
(530) 283-3673 or (530) 283-6300
Wildlife Disaster network
Response for injured wildlife: 1-800-942-6459
Wildlife Disaster network
Gold Country Wildlife Rescue: 1-530-885-0862

Agency Information

Butte County Sheriff Office
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

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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1,973 Personnel