Incident UpdateDixie Fire

Date: 08/19/2021 Time: 12:45 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
678369
Containment
35
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
16085
Structures Destroyed
1217
Structures Damaged
96
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
3
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

DIXIE FIRE – LASSEN COUNTY SHERIFF ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE (8/19/2021 12:30PM)

WHAT:
DIXIE FIRE – LASSEN COUNTY SHERIFF ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE

WHEN:
ONGOING STATUS UPDATE

WHERE:
There is no change to evacuation status for Lassen County residents this morning. Fire conditions on Hamilton Mountain near Fredonyer Pass has precipitated the closure of Hwy 36 as well as the termination of power to the Westwood area making it unsafe to reduce evacuations to that area at this time. Hwy 36 will remain closed between the 36/44 junction and County Road A13 (near the Lake Almanor Peninsula). Hwy 147 is closed to eastbound traffic at the Lassen/Plumas County Line.

Highway 395 remains closed at varying locations south of County Road A3 as fire conditions change through that area. In an effort to provide safe passage to residents who evacuated south but who wish to return closer to home or work in the Susanville area, CHP and Caltrans are working to provide limited shuttle service to residents and essential services only. Residents who wish to travel through the closure should be prepared to provide proof of residence at traffic control points and must be aware that the roadway may close at any time due to fire activity. The communities of Janesville and Milford are still mostly under mandatory evacuation orders and entry is prohibited.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office along with mutual aid partners from several partner agencies are providing 24-hour patrols to evacuated areas. We would like to remind the public that it is unlawful to enter an area under mandatory evacuation order. When we ask people to leave their homes we take our responsibility to protect the property very seriously. While we respect a person’s right to shelter in place in an evacuated area, legally, you are restricted to your own property. People found loitering outside of their own property in an area under mandatory evacuation order are subject to arrest or citation. We would like to thank the public for their cooperation and patience and will keep you updated as circumstances change.

NOTE: Please be prepared for alternate routes of travel and possible delays. As fire conditions change, these roads may be closed due to increased fire activity


Current Situation:

Dixie Fire West Zone: Fire continued to burn actively for most of the night due to lower humidity recoveries and the sustained winds. Persistent spotting continued to be an issue as well. Very low fuel moistures and terrain-driven winds also contributed to continued overnight fire growth. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone:The fire near Janesville is growing rapidly in the dry sage and grassland fuel and both West Zone and East Zone crews and equipment continue to respond. Downslope evening winds caused additional spotting and fire growth south of Beardsley-Grade Road. Additional resources from the West Zone have been shifted into the Genesee Valley as firefighters aggressively protect structures and conduct point protection. In the Dyer Mountain area, resources continue to secure and mop up the perimeter line. Direct line construction will continue in the area east of Westwood. The fire continues to be held on Fruit Growers Boulevard. All lines at Keddie Point and into the North Arm of Indian Valley are holding and will continue to be patrolled. Aircraft will be utilized today as weather and visibility allow.

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.

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

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
  • PrattvilleButtReservoirRoadand everything west to theButte/Plumas
    County line
  • Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road in under a Mandatory EvacuationOrder.
  • The community of Seneca south to Hwy70
  • Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls
  • Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,south of Indian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.
  • Dixie Mountain, north to the Plumas Lassen County Line, to include, Jordan Flats, Ferris Flat, Fitch Canyon and Cottonwood Mountain.
  • 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 Hwy 36 to rock lake and west to the County Line.
  • ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Rd to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of Beckwouth Genesee Road.
  • The unpopulated area of Babcock Crossing, Elephants Playground, and Murdock Crossing areas. This includes Beckwourth-Genesee at Clover Creek Loop, North to area of Drum Bridge, North to area of Babcock crossing. East to Big Flat Spring, South to25N05, West to Beckwourth Genesee road.
  • South of Antelope Lake and northeast of Genesee Valley.
  • 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. NEW roadblock 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.
  • 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.
  • Heart “K” Ranch, Includes 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.
  • 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 as East 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
  • Ingalis (P Zone 33) South of Beckwourth Genesee Rd to the NW side of Lake Davis along Grizzly Ridge to the west and including the Walker Mine.
  • Grizzly/Tower (P Zone 21) Beckwourth Genesee Rd south of Antelope Lake Rd to Grizzly Ridge and North of Argentine Lookout.
  • Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, SnakeLake
  • This includes Spanish Creek Campground,Round House Rd Old Highway W.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Town of Chester Proper, West Shore, Prattville, West Almanor, Peninsula, Hamilton Branch, area of Big Meadows, and East Shore. Residents along
    Hwy 147 is a reduction from an Order to a Warning to Residents only. All areas outside residents in the Forest are still under the existing Forest Closure Orders.

Plumas County Resources:

Butte County

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.

Lassen County

Evacuation Order: 

  • South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and south to Cheney Creek Rd
  • Janesville west of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to Milford Grade
  • West of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade south to County Rd A26/Garnier Rd
  • Susan River Canyon/Cheney Creek area south of Hwy 36 from Willard Hill east to Korver Rd and south to the intersection of Cheney Cr. Rd and dirt Gold Run Rd.
  • Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to the Willard Hill area.
  • North of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County Line east to Coppervale.
  • The area south of Hwy 44 from the Lassen County line east to McCoy Flat including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area.

Evacuation Warning:

  • East of Hwy 395 from the Flux Rd intersection to County Rd A25/Herlong Access Rd
  • Lake Forest Estates and Eagle Lake Road A1 from Hwy 36 north to the County Access gate and east to Prattville Rd and north to Paiute Creek.
  • The area west of Richmond Rd and south of Hwy 36 from Thumper Hill east to S Weatherlow St and south to Gold Run Rd
  • Diamond Mountain area from Forest Service Rd 29NO2 south to the Lassen County line
  • West of Richmond Rd from Gold Run Rd south to Childrens Rd but not including roads immediately adjacent to the Golf Course
  • East of Hwy 395 from Baxter Creek south of Sunnyside Rd not to include Sunnyside Rd south to the Herlong Access Rd A25
  • West of Hwy 395 from Milford Grade to the intersection of Herlong Access Rd A25
  • Area 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.

Per the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office:

Evacuation Orders:

  • TEH C16: The area of Fire Mountain Lodge. Thiswill include subzones 221, 222, 223, 224,225, 226, 228
  • TEH B16: The area north of Mineral
  • TEH D16
  • The town of Mineral
  • TEH B17 and C17: for the area of Childs Meadows/HighlandsResort. This will include subzones 228 and 227 Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
  • TEH 1 (D18, D19, E18, E19): for the St. Bernard’s Lodgeand ElamCarter Creek areas
  • TEH 1 (D17): for the Wilson Creek, Slate Creek, and Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
  • TEH C18: for the area of Wilson Lake
  • THE C19: for the area to the east of Wilson Lake, to the Tehama/Plumas County line

Evacuation Warnings:

  • TEH B15
  • TEH C15
  • TEH D15
  • T Zone 1- Includes the area of Colby Creek. The order will begin at the Butte and Tehama County line, west along the TehamaCounty 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 Community College 478-200 CA-139, Susanville, CA

Tehama County:

  • Los Molinos Veterans Hall 7980 Sherwood Blvd, Los Molinos, CA
    96055

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:

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

Plumas County – CHP Susanville Comm. Center

  • SR-89 @ Forgay Road . Not a closure, only an informational checkpoint.
    ANG advising motorists to remain on the highway and not divert onto any
    side roads.
  • SR-89 southbound @ Old Haun Road/Greenville Wolf Creek Road.
  • N. Valley Road southbound @ Pecks Valley Road.
  • N. Valley Road northbound @ Stampfli Lane.
  • Indian Falls Road @ SR-89. No traffic into Indian Falls. SR-89 is open.
  • N. Valley Road northbound @ Nelson Street.
  •  Antelope Road @ Beckwourth Genesee Road.
  • N. Arm Road south/westbound @ Diamond Mountain Road.
  • Main Street @ SR-89 . Informational traffic control point reminding
    motorists to stay on SR-89.

Tehama County:

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

Lassen County:

  • County Road A21 is closed to southbound traffic from Hwy 44
  • SR-36 westbound at SR-44.
  • SR-36 eastbound at County Road A13.
  • SR-147 northbound at the Plumas and Lassen County line.
  • US-395 from SR-70 to County Road A3/Standish Buntingville Road (Janesville )
  • Standish Buntingville Road/County Highway A3 southbound closed at US395
  • US-395 Caltrans one-way traffic control pilot car operations. Caltrans is running a pilot car operation on US-395 between County Road A3/Standish Buntingville Road and Dessert Pine Trail. The Caltrans pilot car takes approximately 15-20 minutes to get from County Road A3/Standish Buntingville Road and Dessert Pine Trail on US-395.
  • Cheney Creek Road @ Gold Run Road (unstaffed Lassen County Roads barricade). No traffic on Cheney Creek Road from Gold Run Road.
  • Cheney Creek Road @ South Street (unstaffed Lassen County Roads barricade). No traffic on Cheney Creek Road from South Street.

Shasta County:

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) is closed. National Park Service (NPS) is not staffing park entrances/exits on the north or south ends of SR-89.
  • SR-44 eastbound @ SR-89/Old Station

National Forest Closures:

The Lassen National Forest (LNF) implemented Forest Order 06-21-08 as of August 12, 2021 (Dixie Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety through November 30, 2021. For additional information, visit the LNF Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen

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 anyevacuation 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
503
Water Tenders
190
Helicopters
20
Air Tankers
Dozers
202
Hand Crews
85
Other
Total Personnel
5982
Cooperating Agencies
Name Phone URL
Butte County Sheriff Office 833-512-5378 http://buttecounty.net/sheriff
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