Incident UpdateDixie Fire

Date: 08/09/2021 Time: 8:56 AM

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
489287
Containment
21
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
16035
Structures Destroyed
433
Structures Damaged
28
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
3
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Conditions:

Dixie Fire West Zone:
Fire behavior remained active overnight with areas of clear sky, calm winds, and moderate recovery of relative humidity. The fire will have heavy smoke this morning with some thinning this afternoon. Southwest winds will be up to 17 mph with a 5% cloud cover. Crews will continue to fight fire aggressively, construct direct, and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter. All resources are committed to structure defense in affected communities. Evacuation Warnings and Mandatory Evacuation Orders are constantly changing, please see below for information affecting your county.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Fire behavior overnight was moderate due to a smoke inversion although unlike previous inversions, smoke is expected to quickly move out of the area. Fire behavior is expected to increase with clear air and a warming trend that is forecasted to peak mid-week. Backing fire continued to move towards containment lines near China Gulch overnight. Fire behavior continues to be moderated in the existing fire scars so firefighters have focused on constructing and reinforcing containment lines bridging the Sheep and Walker fire scars.

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

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:

  • 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 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 Bald Eagle Mountain-Forest Service lands north of Bucks Lake and Meadow Valley, and south of Hwy 70.
  • 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 community of Prattville, which includes north of SR89, south of Lake Almanor, west from Canyon Dam and east from Humboldt Rd.
  • P Zone 5A: Evacuation Order for the community of Canyon Dam. Starting at the intersection of SR89 and SR147 east to the intersection of SR89 at Old Haun Rd., from the intersection of SR89 and Old Haun Rd. north to the intersection of Old Haun Rd. and SR147, from the intersection of SR147 and Old Haun Rd. to the intersection of SR89 and SR147.
  • P Zone 5B: Evacuation Order for the Almanor West community. PLU-5B will begin at the intersection of Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. at SR89, north along SR89 to south along the west shore of Lake Almanor to Osprey Rd., west along Osprey Rd. and continuing west along Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. to the intersection with SR89
  • 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 6B: Evacuation Order will begin at the intersection of Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd. at SR89, south along Humbug Humboldt Rd. to the intersection with Humboldt Rd., west to the Round Valley Creek and Deer Creek intersect, north along the Tehama County Line to the intersection SR36, east along SR36 to the intersection of SR89, south along SR89 to the intersection with Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd.
  • P Zone 7: Evacuation Order  for the community of Stover. This will include the intersection of SR89 at SR36, west SR36 to the Pacific Coast Trail, north to Willow Springs Camp Ground, northeast to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd., south to the intersection of SR89 and SR36.
  • P Zone 8: Evacuation Order  for the community of Chester. This includes the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd., east to Last Chance Camp Ground, south to SR36 on the causeway, southwest to the intersection of SR89 and SR36, north to the intersection of Old Red Bluff Highway and Warner Valley Rd. 
  • P Zone 9: Evacuation Order  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 10: Evacuation Order for the community of East Shore. The Order will include the intersection of SR147 and County Rd. A13, east to Little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain, south to SR89, west to SR147, north to County Rd. 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 11A: Evacuation Order for the community of Round Valley Reservoir and Long Valley. This includes SR89 near Round Valley Reservoir and west along Long Valley Rd., to Dixie Creek and north to SR89.
  • 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, northwest 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 15A: Evacuation Order for the community of Taylorsville. This will include SR89 at Moccasin, northeast to Stamfli Lane at Indian Creek, east to Diamond Mountain Rd., south to fire perimeter south of Arlington Rd. continuing 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 17B: 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 18A: Evacuation Order for the Peter’s Creek area. This begins at Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds north to Diamond Mountain Rd. Follows Diamond Mountain Rd. to Engle Mine, and south from Engle Mine to Peter’s Creek, continuing south along Peter’s Creek to Taylor Diggings, west from Taylor Diggins to Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds.
  • P Zone 19: Evacuation Order will include the USFS Rd. 28N32 intersection of Plumas/Lassen line, east to Diamond Mountain area, south to Lone Rock.
  • P Zone 20: Evacuation Order will include Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south to the border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor Diggins Mine.
  • P Zone 28: Evacuation Order for the Genesee Valley. This includes east of Taylorsville along Genesee Rd corridor continuing east along Genesee Indian Creek and ending at 27N09.
  • P Zone 29: Evacuation Order will include 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 Mountain area, south to Lone Rock. 
  • P Zone 30: Evacuation Order includes the area surrounding Antelope Lake, North to the Plumas/Lassen Line as well as East to the Plumas Lassen Line, including Fruit Growers Blvd USFS Road 28N32, Indian Creek Road, Diamond Mountain Way the area of Thompson Creek and Boulder Creek. ***Evacuate to Portola via Beckwourth Genesee Road.
  • P Zone 38: Evacuation Order for the area of Echo Lake. This includes the area north of Hwy 36, north to the county line, and east of Chester, east to the county line.
  • P Zone 39: Evacuation Order for the Swain area.
  • P Zone 40: Evacuation Order for the area of Warner Valley.
  • P Zone 41: Evacuation Order for the area Sifford

Evacuation Warnings:

  • P Zone 2A: Evacuation Warning for the Bucks Lake area. This area is west of the Plumas and Butte County line south of the fire perimeter, to the Pacific Coast Trail. The area south of eastern Bucks Lake Rd and Big Creek Rd intersection. The area is bordered on the south by Big Creek Rd
  • P Zone 2B: Evacuation Warning for Meadow Valley. This will include all private land in the Meadow Valley area, east of the intersection of Bucks Lake Rd and Big Creek Rd.
  • P Zone 17C: Evacuation Warning for the areas from the intersection of Chandler Rd. (east) and SR70 east to Oakland Camp Rd. and south of Mt. Hough Rd.
  • P Zone 20: Evacuation Warning will include Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south to the border to Zone 28, west to the Taylor Diggins Mine.
  • P Zone 21: Evacuation Warning for the area of Little Grizzly Creek. The Order will begin at 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.

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 Butte Meadows, Jonesville, and Lake Philbrook areas remain in place.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Inskip area
  • CON-500: Evacuation Warning for the Bald Mountain area. This area includes Bald Mountain, East to the Butte/Plumas County lines, and South to Oak Point.

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)

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:

  • SR70 at SR89 (Greenville “Y”)-No WB SR70
  • SR89 at Stampfli-No NB SR89
  • North Valley Rd NB at Genesee Rd.
  • SR70 at Spanish Creek Bridge (Pilot Car Operations)

Butte County:

  • SR70 at Deadwood Rd – No EB SR70
  • SR32 at Humboldt Rd.-No EB Humboldt Rd.- No NB SR32 Traffic
  • Skyway at Humbug Summit Rd.-No NB Skyway-No EB Humbug Summit Rd.

Tehama County:

  •  SR36 at SR89 No EB SR36 – No NB SR89

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
525
Water Tenders
135
Helicopters
30
Air Tankers
Dozers
129
Hand Crews
97
Other
1336
Total Personnel
5813
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