Incident UpdateDixie Fire

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Date: 09/17/2021 Time: 11:32 AM

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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
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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
Lassen National Forest and National Park Service
Unified Command Agency(s)
Size
960581
Containment
86
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
1329
Structures Damaged
95
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
3
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities
1

Current Situation

Situation Summary

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 has transitioned off of the Dixie Fire. National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team 1 and California Interagency Management Team 14 assumed responsibility for the West Zone of the Dixie Fire on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. 

The incident is being managed under a Unified Command with National Incident Management Organization
(NIMO) Team 1 integrated with California Interagency Management Team 14, and CAL FIRE.


The Lassen National Forest Dixie Fire Closure Order is in effect until November 30, 2021 to provide safety for
our firefighters and the public.

• Today (9/15) at 11:00 am, Hwy 44 between County Road A-21 and Hwy 89 will reopen with traffic
controls measures in place. A pilot car will be used to provide public and firefighter safety and mitigate
roadway hazards. Current roadway status can be found at:
Caltrans - https://roads.dot.ca.gov or http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
• With the increased warming and drying the past few days, there has been an increase in fire activity
burning interior pockets of unburned vegetation in the norther area of the fire. As a result, the public
may see increased smoke along the Hwy 44 corridor.
• Firefighters will continue to establish direct and indirect containment lines south of Old Station.
Containment lines are being strengethened in anticipation of a weather front forecasted to impact the
fire area this weekend with high winds and changing wind direction.
• North of Hwy 44 firefighters continue to establish containment lines in the vicinity of Hat Creek
Rim as well as protecting critical fiber optic infrastructure.
• Along Hwy 44 and other areas of the fire, firefighters will continue mop up and patrol for smoldering
heavy and downed fuels.

Closures:
Information regarding Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings are posted on the Sheriff’s Office Website,
Facebook, and Twitter for your respective community.


Residents may also view up to date information maps at: Zonehaven: https://zonehaven.com/

Assigned Resources

Engines
Water Tenders
Helicopters
Air Tankers
Dozers
Hand Crews
Other
Total Personnel
Cooperating Agencies
Name Phone URL
Butte County Sheriff Office 833-512-5378 http://buttecounty.net/sheriff
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