Incident Update Dixie Fire

Qr code for updates
7:44 AM

Butte County Sheriff Office (Evacuation Information): 833-512-5378

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

Incident Facts

Dixie Fire
Start Date/Time
Incident Status
Above the Cresta Dam, Feather River Canyon
Under Investigation
Butte, Plumas
Administration Unit
Lassen National Forest and National Park Service
Unified Command Agency(s)
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

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.

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

  • Today at 6:00 pm the West Zone of the Dixie Fire will transition command from California Interagency Management Team 14 to Rocky Mountain Team Black. Team Black will remain in Unified Command with CAL FIRE after the transition.
  • 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.
  • As firefighter efforts transition to increased suppression repair work, additional heavy equipment and resources are arriving especially along the west side of the fire along the Hwy 89 corridor.
  • As part of the unifed command management of the fire, CAL FIRE resources are nearing completion of suppression repair work near Butte Meadows.
  • 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.
  • The continued warm and dry weather is favorable for pine needles to ignite when they fall on areas of remaining heat. Known as needle cast, the new combustion that results from these small fires are priorities for firefighter to monitor and extinguish.
  • 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:

Assigned Resources

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Total Personnel

Cooperating Agencies

Name Phone Address URL
Butte County Sheriff Office 833-512-5378
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