Incident UpdateDixie Fire

Date: 07/28/2021 Time: 7:33 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

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 and Lassen National Forest
Size
220012
Containment
23
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
10721
Structures Destroyed
54
Structures Damaged
7
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Conditions:

Dixie Fire West Zone:
Fire activity will continue in the North and West sides of the Dixie Fire as unburned dry and dead interior fuels are consumed
between control lines and the main fire. Continued hot dry weather is forecasted for the remainder of the week with isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms potentially moving closer to the fire area. Smoke inversion will settle in the valley. Northeast down canyon winds will carry smoke pooling into the Feather River Valley downstream to the Southwest. Crews will continue to fight the fire aggressively, constructing direct and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter, insert hose lay to support firing operations, and prepare structures for defensive action.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Low smoke continued to cover sections of the fire today. Temperatures increased while relative humidity dropped, and as a result, fire activity picked up throughout the East Zone. Crews continued to cut line near the perimeter in the Bucks Lake region and expand the line south of Hambly Ravine. Firefighters also continued to secure Mount Hough Road and plan on conducting firing operations between the road and the fire perimeter tonight. Crews worked on Emigrant Road today in preparation for firing operations tonight. Conditions in the north section allowed firefighters to adapt their technique and initiate lines directly along the north perimeter from Rush Creek to the Round Valley Reservoir. Air operations were able to assist ground crews this afternoon after visibility improved. Fire behavior is expected to remain lively with the hot and dry weather conditions. Firefighters are on the lookout for aggressive fire behavior throughout the day and night. Burning operations may be visible from nearby communities tonight.

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

7pm Daily Virtual Community Meeting Facebook Live & Zoom
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

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

 

Per the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office:

Evacuation Orders:

  • Evacuation Orders include the west shore of Lake Almanor from the Canyon Dam, northwest to Hwy 36 at Hwy 89. This includes the communities of
    Prattville, Big Meadows, and Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point Campground and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch. High Lakes (PLUMAS
    COUNTY) Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas County line. Plumas/Butte County line east of Twain includes both sides of Hwy 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain.
  • Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Rd. at Riverdance, and everything west, to the Butte/Plumas County line. This includes Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tollgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all surrounding areas.
  • Caribou Rd. north to the Humbug Rd. and Humboldt Rd. intersection This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir, Prattville, Butt Reservoir Road, and everything west to the Butte/Plumas County line, and the community of Seneca south to Hwy 70.
  • P Zone 1: Evacuation Order for High Lakes area, Storrie, Tobin, and Rock Creek. Evacuation Order for Belden, Rich Bar, Virgilia, Seneca, and Twain communities along the SR70 corridor. Evacuation Order to begin at SR70 at Pulga Rd along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Rich Bar Rd., from SR70 at Rich Bar Rd., to the north along the Pacific Crest Trail to the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line, from the Plumas Co./Butte Co. line west along the county line to the intersection of SR70 and Pulga Rd.
  • P Zone 2: Evacuation Order for Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake communities. Evacuation to include the south edge of the SR70 corridor, from Belden east to Twain, south from Twain to Snake Lake Rd. at Bucks Lake Rd., to include the communities of Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley, from south, on Bucks Lake Rd. at Snake Lake Rd. to the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek (south), from the the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek Rd. (south) along Bucks Lake Rd. to the Plumas/Butte Co. line, from Bucks Lake Rd. at the Plumas/Butte Co line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line, where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.
  • P Zone 2 – Evacuation Order Lake Rd. and Big Creek (south), from the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd. and Big Creek Rd. (south) along Bucks
    Lake Rd. to the Plumas/Butte Co. line, from Bucks Lake Rd. at the Plumas/Butte Co. line to the north, along the Plumas/Butte Co. line, where it intersects with SR70 at Pulga Rd.
  • P Zone 3: Evacuation Order for the Caribou area. Evacuation to include SR70 at Virgilia to the north along the east shore of Butt Lake, to the intersection of Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd, to the east along Humbug Rd. to the Butte Co. Line, to the south along the Butte Co. Line to Chips Creek, east along Chips Creek to SR70, east along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Virgilia
  • P Zone 4A: Evacuation Order for the Paxton, Seneca, Long Valley, and East Butt Lake area. Evacuation Warning to include the Paxton area at SR70, north to the Long Valley, west to the south side of Butt Lake, from the south side of Butt Lake to SR70 at Virgilia, east along the north edge of the SR70 corridor to Paxton.
  • P Zone 4B: Evacuation Order in the Long Valley and Seneca communities. Starting from the Long Valley area north along Wolf Creek Rd, to the intersection of Wolf Creek Rd and South Almanor, from the intersection of South Almanor and Wolf Creek Rd west along South Almanor, continuing west along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection of Humbug-Humboldt Crossing Rd, from the intersection of Fox Farm Rd and Humbug-Humboldt Rd, to south along Prattville Butt Valley Reservoir Rd to the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir, from the south shore of Butt Valley Reservoir east to Long Valley.
  • P Zone 5: Evacuation Order for the communities along the west shore of Lake Almanor including Prattville and Lake Almanor West, beginning at the intersection of SR147 and SR89, west to the Intersection of SR36 and SR89, south from the intersection of SR36 and SR89 to County RD 324, from the intersection of SR36 and County RD 324, east along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection with South Almanor Rd.
  • P Zone 6: Evacuation Order Humbug Rd. from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Rd. west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Rd. to Humboldt Rd.
  • P Zone 6A: Evacuation Order beginning from the intersection of Humbug-Humboldt Crossing Rd and Fox Farm Rd, west along Fox Farm Rd to the intersection with SR36, south from the intersection of SR36 and Fox Farm Rd, south to the Butte County line, south along Butte County line to Humboldt Rd., east along Humboldt Rd to the intersection with HumbugHumboldt Crossing Rd, continuing west to the Butte County Line, south along the Butte County Line to Humbug Rd, east along Humbug Rd to the intersection of Humboldt Rd.
  • P Zone 10: Evacuation Order for the community of East Shore. The Order will include the intersection of SR147 and County Road A13, east to Little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain, south to SR89, west to SR147, north to County Road A13.
  • P Zone 11: Evacuation Order for the community of Road Valley Reservoir and Long Valley will include State Route 89 near the Clear Creek to the State Route 70, south to State Route 70 at the Feather River, east along State Route 70 to the intersection of State Route 89, north on State Route 89 to Dixie Creek due north to Seltzer Road.
  • P Zone 12: Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The Order will include Feather River Hot Springs east on SR70 to Barlow
    Road, southwest to Oroville-Quincey Highway, west to Snake Lake Road, north to Feather River Hot Springs.
  • P Zone 12A: Evacuation Order for the community of Butterfly Valley. The Evacuation order is to begin at Blackhawk Rd at SR70, to west on Snake Lake Rd to the intersection with Powerline Easement, continuing west from the intersection of Snake Lake Rd and Powerline Easement to the Hambly Ravine, from the Hambly Ravine north to SR70, continuining east along the SR70 corridor to the intersection with SR89 (Greenville Wye), from the intersetction with SR70 and SR89 (Greenville Wye), continuing east along the SR70 corridor to the intersection with Blackhawk Rd.
  • P Zone 13: Evacuation Order for the community of the northeast side of Indian Valley. The Order will include Dyer Mountain, southeast to Keddie Ridge, southeast to Diamond Mountain Road, west to Stampfli Lane, north to Wolf Creek, northwest to the intersection of N Valley Road and Pecks Valley Road, north to the intersection of Williams Valley Road and Lower Williams Valley Road, northwest to SR89 at Second Water Tower Creek, north to Dyer Mountain.
  • P Zone 14: Evacuation Order for the community of Greenville and Crescent Mills. The order will include SR89 at Dixie Creek, northeast to Stampfli Lane, north to Wolf Creek, norhtwest to SR89, north on SR89 to Hauns Creek.
  • P Zone 15: Evacuation Order for the community of Taylorsville. The warning will include SR89 at Moccasin, northeast to Stampfli Lane at Indian Creek, east to Diamond Mountain Road, south to Genesee Road at N Valley Road, west to SR89 at Indian Falls, northeast to Moccasin.
  • P Zone 16: Evacuation Order for the community of Mount Hough. The warning will include SR89 at Indian Falls, east to Genesee Road at N Valley Road, south to the intersection of Forest Service Road 25N14 and Forest Service Road 24N85, west to SR70 at Barlow Road, north to SR89 at Indian Falls.
  • P Zone 17aB: Evacuation Order the areas north of Chandler Road. Chandler Road at Oakland Camp Road east to State Route 70, north from the intersection of State Route 70 to the south border of Canyon Railroad Subdivision. The northern borders of Zones 17 and 17A are moved to the south edge of Chandler Road and remain in Evacuation Warning status.
  • P Zone 18: Evacuation Order for the Peter’s Creek Area. The Order begins at Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds north to Keddie Peak, continuing north along Cook’s creek to Springs Creek, east to Enlge Mine, south from Engle Mine to Peter’s Creek, continuing south along Peter’s Creek to Taylor Diggings, west from Taylor Diggings to Talyorsville Rodeo grounds.
  • P Zone 21: Evacuation Order for the area of Little Grizzly Creek. The Order will begin intersection 25N14 and 24N85, east to the intersection of 113 and 24N60, north to the east end of 25N42C, west to just south of Gaging Station, south to 25N14 and 24N85.
  • P Zone 28: Evacuation Order for the Genesee Valley. The Order will begin east of Taylorsville along Genesee Rd corridor continuing east along Genesee Indian Creek and ending at 27N09.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • P Zone 7: Evacuation Warning for the community of Stover. The warning will include the intersection of SR89 at SR36, west on SR36 to the Pacific Crest Trail, north to Willow Springs Campground, northeast to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy. and Warner Valley Rd., south to the intersection of SR89 and SR36.
  • P Zone 8: Evacuation Warning for the community of Chester. The warning will include the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy. and Warner Valley Rd., east to Lake Chance Campground, south to SR36 on the causeway, southwest to the intersection of SR89 and SR36, north to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Hwy. and Warner Valley Road.
  • P Zone 9: Evacuation Warning for the communities of Peninsula and Hamilton Branch. The warning will include SR36 on the causeway, east to the Lassen County Line, south on SR147 to County Road A13, south to Peninsula Point, north to the SR36 causeway.
  • P Zone 17: Evacuation Warning for the community of Quincy. The Warning will include SR70 at Barlow Road, east to the intersection of Forest Service Road 25N33, south along the Canyon Subdivisions Railroad to the intersection of Mt. Hough Crystal Lake Rd and Quincy Junction Rd, south along Quincy Junction Rd to the intersection with SR89, east on SR89 to Radio Hill Rd and south to Peppard Flat Rd, northwest through Boil Ravine to Quincy-Oro Highway, north along SR70 to the intersection with Old Highway Rd.
  • P Zone 17A: Evacuation Warning for the areas of east Quincy. The Warning encompasses Peppard Flat north of Highway 70, west on Highway 70 to Quincy Junction Rd. north on Quincy to the Canyon Subdivision Railroad, east to Forest Service Rt. 25N07, south to Thompson Creek, and areas west of La Porte Rd. to Peppard Flat Rd.
  • P Zone 19: Evacuation Warning for the USFS Road 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen Line, east to Diamond Mountain area, and south to Lone Rock.
  • P Zone 20: Evacuation Warning for the Taylor Diggings Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south to the Border of Zone 28, and west to the Taylor Diggings Mine.
  • P Zone 22: Evacuation Warning the area of Spring Gardens and Greenhorn Creek Ranch area. Specifically, Laporte road at Thompson Creek, north to Empire ravine, east to Cascade creek south to 508 Road, southwest to the south of Lee Summit to Fells Flat, and northwest to the Laporte Road.
  • P Zone 29: Evacuation Warning Moonlight Valley, Eagle Mine, Lone Rock Valley, and a portion of Growers Boulevard, USFS Road 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen Line, east to Diamond Mountain area, south to Lone Rock.
  • P Zone 31: Evacuation Warning for the Beckwourth Genesee at Clover Creek Loop, north to area of Drum Bridge and to the area of Babcock crossing, east to Big Flat Spring, south to 25N05, and west to Beckwourth Genesee Road.
  • P Zone 33: Evacuation Warning for McDermott Ravine north to Drum Bridge East to Crystal Creek, South to 23N45, and west to McDermott Ravine.

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 Orders:

  • For the communities of Jonesville, Philbrook and all High Lakes areas within Butte County
  • for the area of Butte Meadows. The order will begin SR32 at the Butte and 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.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Areas to include the Tehama County line east to Old Loma Road., Carpenter Ridge east to Skyway, Skyway north from Humbug Summit line to Butte Creek, all the Fish Creek area within Lassen National Forest area road, Pulga and Philbrook areas east of the west branch of the Feather River, west of SR70 north of Magalia, intersection of SR70 at Pulga Rd., south of the Plumas County line, Butte Meadows and Inskip areas.

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 Warnings:

  • LAS Zone E019: for the area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir Mountain Meadows Reservoir from Hamilton Branch waterway east to the Lassen/Plumas County line.

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:

  • T Zone 1: to include the area of Colby Creek. The warning 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.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • T Zone 2: to include the area of Mill Creek. An evacuation warning has been issued by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office for the areas and communities south of the Mill Creek community continuing south to the community of Campbellville and east to highway 32.

Tehama County Resources:

Shelter Locations:

Plumas County:

  • Veterans Memorial Hall at 180 Gay St. in Chester
  • Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Ln. in Quincy

Tehama County:

  • Ridge Way Park at 19725 Ridge Road in Red Bluff

Lassen County

  • Lassen Community College at 478-200 CA-139 Susanville

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)
  • If you need assistance with animals contact Plumas County Animal Services at (530) 283-3673 or after hours (530) 283-6300. Large animals and livestock can also be accommodated.

Tehama County:

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

Road Closures:

Plumas County:

  • SR70 at West Chandler Road
  • Road A13 at CA147
  • SR70 at Ganser Park Drive
  • Chandler Road (West) at State Route 70
  • Chandler Road (East) at State Route 70
  • Chandler Road at Quincy Junction Road
  • Quincy Junction Road at Chandler Road
  • SR36 at SR89
  • Genesee Road at North Valley Road-No WB Arlington Road and no NB North Valley Road.

Butte County:

  • State Route 70 at Deadwood Road
  • Humboldt at Bambi Inn
  • State Route 32 at Upper Humboldt Road

Tehama County:

  • State Route 32 at State Route 36

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

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 Warner Valley and Jupiter Lake areas will be closed to all access and the entire park will be closed to back country camping.

Assigned Resources

Engines
514
Water Tenders
116
Helicopters
30
Air Tankers
Dozers
188
Hand Crews
97
Other
Total Personnel
5931
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