Incident UpdateDixie Fire

Date: 08/11/2021 Time: 8:04 PM

Butte County Sheriff Office (Evacuation Information): 833-512-5378
Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Media Line: (530) 521-8265
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

Incident Facts

Name
Dixie Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-07-14
Incident Status
Active
Location
Above the Cresta Dam, Feather River Canyon
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Counties
Butte, Plumas
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department, Lassen National Forest and National Park Service
Size
505413
Containment
30
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
14416
Structures Destroyed
1103
Structures Damaged
71
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
3
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Dixie Fire West Zone:Firefighters continue to aggressively mop up hotspots within the fire perimeter to prevent any chance of embers or debris crossing the fire line. Crews continue to reinforce old control lines from previous fires where applicable. Tactical patrols continue mitigating hazards to ensure the area is safe when residents return home. Fire Suppression Repair has begun and will progress throughout the next few weeks. Moisture levels may increase late in the week with isolated thunderstorms. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are changing every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone: The inversion layer did not lift and crews have completed control lines around the southern perimeter of the fire. This means that the lines in place from Butte Meadows to Taylorsville can be expected to stop the fire’s spread. Lone Rock continues to be a high-fire activity area and firefighters worked to control fires ignited outside the perimeter caused by embers from the main fire. This is commonly known as spot fire

Dixie Fire Evacuation Map:
For more information on the Dixie Fire visit the following links:

**Refer to the Evacuation Map for up-to-date notices. All evacuation zones may not be listed on this fact sheet.

Virtual Community Meeting Facebook Live & Zoom Time to be determined on 8/11/2021
CAL FIRE/Butte County: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREButteCo

Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81721688745

Dial
USA 215-446-3649 Conference code: 746758
USA 888-557-8511 (US Free) Conference code: 746758

Damage Assessment Maps

Dixie Fire Structure Status Map (CAL FIRE)
https://tinyurl.com/2m9en9t4

Recovery Information

Plumas County Recovery Information
https://tinyurl.com/c8c8s5rd

Plumas County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided by 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.

 

Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office:

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
  • Prattville ButtReservoir Roadand everything west to the Butte/Plumas County line
    Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-HumboldtRoad west to the Butte County line and everything south of theHumbug Road in under a Mandatory Evacuation Order.
  • The community of Seneca south to Hwy70 Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, IndianFalls
    Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,south of Indian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.
  • Northwest of Round Valley Lake to Long Valley Mine and north to Hwy 89 Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, south to Barlow Rd and everything west to SnakeLake
  • Everything west of Hwy 89/36 Junction
    West along the south side of Hwy 36 to the County Line and south of Hwy36 to rock lake and west to the County Line.
  • Greenville
    Community of Greenville, south along Hwy 89 to Stampfli Lane and alongNorth Valley Rd (see map link)
  • Canyon Dam
  • West Shore of Lake Almanor, Prattville
    Includes “LAW”, Prattville, Big Meadows, Rocky Point Campground, and the CanyonDam Boat Launch.
  • East Shore of Lake Almanor
    East Shore of Hwy 147 from Canyon Dam north to the Hwy 147 and County Road A-13 intersection. East of Hwy 147 at CO A-13, to little Dyer Mtn, southeast to DyerMtn. NEWroadblock 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 County Line.
  • Chester
    From the Hwy36/Hwy89 Junction, east to the causeway, both sides of Hwy 36 throughChester to the Lake Almanor edge and to north to the County Line.
  • Lake Almanor Peninsula
  • Hamilton Branch
  • Heart “K” Ranch
    Includes Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south tothe border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor Diggins Mine.
  • 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 asEast to the Plumas Lassen Line, including Fruit Growers Blvd USFS Road 28N32, IndianCreek Road, Diamond Mountain Way the area of Thompson Creek and Boulder Creek.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • High Lakes (Plumas County)
    Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas Countyline.
  • Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, SnakeLake
    This includes Spanish Creek Campground, Round House Rd, Old Highway
    (WEST).
  • 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 SnakeLake
  • Mt. Hough, from north of Quincy to south of Arlington Road
  • Oakland Camp
  • Crescent Mills
  • Taylorsville
  • Genesee Valley
    ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Rd to just south ofBabcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of Beckwouth Genesee Road.
  • 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 CREEK RD

Plumas County Resources:

Butte County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas

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 25N22, east to the Butte/Plumas County lines.

Butte County Resources:

Lassen County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas

Evacuation Order: 

  • LAS E017: Evacuation Order Lassen National Forest south of Hwy 36 to the Lassen County line includes Hamilton Mountain, Coyote Peak, and Indicator Peak.
  • LAS E018: Evacuation Order for the area north of Mountain Meadows Reservoir. Walker Lake area north of Mountain Meadows Reservoir and south of Moonlight Rd.
  • LAS E019: Evacuation Order This includes the area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir from Hamilton Branch waterway east to the Lassen/Plumas County line.
  • LAS E020: Evacuation Order for the Clear Creek area. Clear Creek, south of Highway 36 from the Lassen County line, east to A21 Mooney Rd. including Highway 147.
  • LAS E023: Evacuation Order for Westwood and Pine Town area south of Highway 36 from the Westwood Landfill Rd. east to Moonlight Ranch Rd.
  • LAS E026: Evacuation Order for the area east of Mountain Meadows Reservoir. Area east of Mountain Meadows Reservoir and south of Hwy 36.
  • LAS E027: Evacuation Order for the area west of Mooney Rd, south of Lassen National Forest Boundary, west of Mooney Rd, north of Hwy 36, east of the Plumas County Border.
  • LAS E028: Evacuation Order for the area north of Hwy 36 and south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line to McCoy Flat.
  • LAS E029: Evacuation Order for the area east of Mooney Rd, south and west of Lassen National Forest Boundary, east of Mooney Rd, north of Hwy 36
  • LAS EO31: Evacuation Order this includes the area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line, east to A21 including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area.

Evacuation Warning:

  • LAS E012- Evacuation Warning for Janesville area west of Hwy 395 from Bass Hill to Janesville Grade west to the Lassen County line including the area south of Bass Hill and the dirt portion of Wingfield Rd on the Janesville Side – Zones LAS-E012 - A, B, C, D, E, G, H, I
  • LAS E030: Evacuation Warning south of Hwy 44, north of Hwy 36, west to Hog Flat Reservoir

Lassen County Resources:

Tehama County

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided
by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas

Evacuation Orders:

  • TEH-1 (D18, D19, E18, E19): Evacuation Order for the St. Bernard’s Lodge and Elam-Carter Creek areas.
  • TEH-C18: Evacuation Order for the area of Wilson Lake.
  • TEH-C19: Evacuation Order for the area to the east of Wilson Lake, to the Tehama/Plumas County line.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • TEH-1 (D17): Evacuation Warning for the Wilson Creek and Slate Creek areas.
  • TEH-C16: Evacuation Warning for the area of Fire Mountain Lodge. This will include subzones 221, 222, 223, 224,225, 226, 228.
  • TEH-C17: Evacuation Warning for the area of Childs Meadows/Highlands Resort. This will include subzones 228 and 227.
  • T Zone 1: Evacuation Warning to include 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 Resources:

Shelter Locations:

Plumas County:

  • Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy
  • Holy Family Catholic Church 108 Taylor Ave. Portola, CA

Lassen County

  • Lassen Community College at 478-200 CA-139 Susanville
  • Lassen High School 1110 Main St, Susanville, CA

American Red Cross: Public Information Line (855)-755-7711

Animal Evacuation Centers:

Plumas County:

  • Plumas County Fairgrounds 204 Fairground Road, Quincy
    (large animals)
  • 201 Mill Creek Road, Quincy
    (small animals)
  • Recreation Center 101 Meadowview Lane, Chester

Tehama County:

  • Tehama County Complex 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff
    (large and small animals)

WildLife Rescue 

  • Response for injured wildlife: 1-800-942-6459
  • Gold Country Wildlife Rescue: 1-530-885-0862

Donations:

Donations for residents affected by the fire can be made at:

Plumas Bank- Donations can be made at any branch or mailed to PCIRC at PO Box 3005, Quincy, CA 95971
LDS/Mormon Church-
55 Bellamy Ln, Quincy, CA (Aug 6-9 10am-6pm)

Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org/local/california/gold-country.html

Road Closures:

Plumas County:

  • Plumas County roads leading into an evacuated area within an evacuated area are closed.

Butte County:

  • Humboldt Road at Jonesville Road. No east/northbound Humboldt
  • Road or east/southbound Jonesville Road traffic

Tehama County:

  • SR-36 eastbound, east of SR-172 in Childs Meadows
  • SR-32 eastbound at Scout Road

Lassen County:

  • SR36 WB at SR44. No WB on SR36
  • County Hwy A21 SB at SR44 No SB on A21

Shasta County:

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park is closed. No SB SR89

Additional Road Information:

National Forest Closures:

The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-04 as of July 16 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety through September 16. For additional information, visit the LNF Website: www.fs.usda.gov/lassen

Plumas National Forest within the Dixie Fire Area per Forest Order No. 05-11-00-21-14 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 and safety. For additional information, visit the PNF Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

Evacuee Campsites:

Lassen National Forest -Eagle Lake and Hat Creek Campsites available for evacuees. Contact Brian.newman@usda.gov or call 530-338-8745. 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 and safety. For additional information, visit the PNF Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

Forest Order 05-11-00-21-16 (Phases 1 and 2 Expanded Dixie Fire Emergency Area, Road, Trail, and Developed Recreation Site Closure Order) https://tinyurl.com/74hf8rk3

Lassen Volcanic National Park: All of Lassen National Park is closed to all access due to the Dixie Fire.

Assigned Resources

Engines
511
Water Tenders
175
Helicopters
20
Air Tankers
Dozers
198
Hand Crews
81
Other
Total Personnel
6106
Cooperating Agencies
Name Phone URL
Butte County Sheriff Office 833-512-5378 http://buttecounty.net/sheriff
Cooperating Agencies: Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Butte County Sheriff's Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Pacific Gas & Electric, Union Pacific Railroad, Sierra Pacific Industries, CAL OES, CAL-EMSA, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and National Park Service