Incident UpdateDixie Fire

Date: 08/15/2021 Time: 7:48 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
570211
Containment
31
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
14838
Structures Destroyed
1173
Structures Damaged
80
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
3
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

DIXIE FIRE - WEST ZONE BRIEFING & COMMUNITY MEETING

WHAT: Informational briefing and community meeting for the Dixie Fire West Zone

WHEN: August 15th at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Old Station 13385 CA-89, Old Station, CA 96071

WHY: To update the community on the latest information regarding the Dixie Fire West Zone. The meeting is open to the public to attend in-person. For those attending the meeting, social distancing is encouraged to limit the spread of COVID-19.

For safety information, checklists for preparing you home for the threat of wildfire and tips for returning home after an evacuation, visit ReadyForWildfire.org 

 

DIXIE FIRE – TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION ORDER AND EVACUATION WARNING (8/13/21 3:55pm)

WHAT: TEHAMA COUNTY EVACUATION ORDER AND EVACUATION WARNING

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: EVACUATION ORDER: Zone B17, C17, D17, 227 and 228 Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park.

EVACUATION WARNING: Zone B16 The area north of Mineral

NOTE: The town of Mineral is still under an Evacuation Warning

DEFINITIONS:

Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

 

DIXIE FIRE - WEST ZONE BRIEFING & COMMUNITY MEETING

WHAT: Informational briefing and community meeting for the Dixie Fire West Zone. 

WHEN: August 14th at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Community Church 1400 Numa Road Susanville, CA

WHY: To update the community on the latest information regarding the Dixie Fire West Zone.

The meeting is open to the public to attend in-person. For those attending the meeting, social distancing is encouraged to limit the spread of COVID-19. The meeting will also be made available online for those unable to attend in person.

For safety information, checklists for preparing you home for the threat of wildfire and tips for returning home after an evacuation, visit ReadyForWildfire.org 

 

DIXIE FIRE – PLUMAS COUNTY REPOPULATION CANCELED (8/13/21 9:25am)

WHAT: Effective 8:30 a.m. today, the plan to repopulate the following areas have been cancelled out of extreme caution to protect public safety. Overnight, there was an increase in fire activity with a number of spot fires from Johnson’s Grade CR A13 and the highway 36 corridor.

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: Canceled repopulation to Chester, Lake Almanor West and Prattville From all directions. This includes, Big Meadows, Rocky Point Campground, and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.

For more information visit https://www.plumascounty.us/2868/Dixie-FireInformation and follow the county Facebook.
Contact information:
Plumas County Sheriff’s Office
Media Line: (530) 283-7008

 

Dixie Fire West Zone: Heavy smoke over the fire kept fire activity moderate throughout most of the day. Expect the fire activity to decrease through the late evening early morning hours. There is potential for crews to make progress on building containment lines and firing operations with increased relative humidity. Damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as teams are able to access the fire area safely. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders could change at any time. Please see below for information affecting your area. California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires.

Do Not Let Your Guard Down! To learn how to prevent sparking a wildfire visit www.readyforwildfire.org

 

Dixie Fire East Zone: Due to the unstable atmosphere and the anticipated southwest winds, an Evacuation Warning was issued by the Lassen County Sheriff at 3pm. The Evacuation Warning include the west side of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to the Stuart Lane intersection and west of the Lassen County line. Crews are working to directly suppress a spot at Antelope Valley. Heavy equipment, including dozers, has been relocated to the Antelope Valley from Hunt Canyon area. Progress continues at Dyer Mountain where thunderstorms are predicted.

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.

Virtual Community Meeting Facebook Live & Zoom details to follow
CAL FIRE/Lassen-Modoc County- https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRELMU/

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:

  • Rush Creek
  • Silver Lake (west of Meadow Valley)
  • Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection
    This includes Belden Reservoir and Butte ValleyReservoir
  • Prattville Butte Reservoir Road and everything west to the Butte/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 is under a Mandatory Evacuation Order.
  • The community of Seneca south to Hwy70 Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, IndianFalls
    Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls,south of Indian Falls to the Hwy 70/89 Junction.
  • 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.
  • Genesee Valley
    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.
  • Greenville
    Community of Greenville, south along Hwy 89 to Stampfli Lane and along North Valley Rd (see map link)
  • Canyon Dam
  • West Shore of Lake Almanor, Prattville
    Includes “LAW”, Prattville, Big Meadows, Rocky Point Campground, and the CanyonDam Boat Launch.
  • East Shore of Lake Almanor
    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 Dyer Mtn. 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 North Valley Rd, Diamond Mtn Rd, and North Arm.
  • From the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction, north along Stover Mtn. Rd to the County Line and west from the Hwy 89/Hwy 36 Junction along the south side of the highway to the County line.
  • Chester
    From the Hwy36/Hwy89 Junction, east to the causeway, both sides of Hwy 36 through Chester to the Lake Almanor edge and to north to the County Line.
  • Lake Almanor Peninsula
  • Hamilton Branch
  • Heart “K” Ranch
    Includes Taylor Diggins Mine, north to Engel Mine, east to Lower Lone Rock, south tothe 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 Mountain area, 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, Indian Creek 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 County Line.
  • Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Hwy 70 at Black Hawk Rd, SnakeLake
    This includes Spanish Creek Campground, Round House Rd, Old Highway
    (WEST).
  • 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 Snake Lake
  • 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

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 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.

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: 

A NEW MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR 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.

Mandatory Evacuations remain in place for:

  • Clear Creek, Westwood, and Pine Town area south of Hwy 36 from the Lassen County line east to Moonlight Ranch Rd.
  • Lassen National Forest south of Hwy 36 to the Lassen County line including Hamilton Mtn., Coyote Peak, and Indicator Peak.
  • Walker Lake area south of Moonlight Rd.
  • Area east of Mtn. Meadows Reservoir and south of Hwy 36 to Coppervale.
  • South of Hwy 44 from the County line east to McCoy Flat and south to Hwy 36 including Silver Lake, Juniper Lake, and the Caribou Wilderness Area.
  • North of Hwy 36 east of A21.

Evacuation Warning:

NEW EVACUATION WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR 

  • South of Hwy 36 from Devil’s Corral east to Britt Ln and Thumper Hill and south to Cheney Creek Rd
  • Diamond Mountain area from Forest Service Rd 29NO2 south to the Lassen County line

Evacuation Warnings remain in place for

  • West of Hwy 395 from Janesville Grade south to the Stuart Ln. intersection
    and west to the Lassen County line.
  • 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.
  • 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- B17 and C17: Evacuation Order for the area of Childs Meadows/Highlands Resort. This will include subzones 228 and 227 Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
  • TEH-1 (D18, D19, E18, E19): Evacuation Order for the St. Bernard’s Lodge and Elam-Carter Creek areas.
  • TEH-1 (D17): Evacuation Order for the Wilson Creek, Slate Creek, and Area of Mill Creek, south of Lassen Volcanic Park
  • 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- C16: Evacuation Warning for the area of Fire Mountain Lodge. This will include subzones 221, 222, 223, 224,225, 226, 228.
  • Zone B16: Evacuation Warning for the area north of Mineral
  • Note: The town of Mineral is still under an Evacuation Warning.
  • 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

Note: The Lassen High School shelter has closed.

 

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:

Plumas County:

  • North and eastbound Antelope Road closed at Beckwourth Genesee Road
  • SR-89 northbound closed at Stampfli Lane
  • SR-89 southbound closed at Old Haun Road and Greenville Wolf Creek Road
  • Williams Valley Road northbound closed at N. Valley Road / Main Street
  • N. Valley Road northbound closed at Stampfli Lane
  • Indian Falls Road closed at SR-89. No traffic into Indian Falls. SR-89 is open
  • N. Arm Road westbound closed at Diamond Mountain Road
  • N. Valley Road northbound closed at Nelson Street

Butte County:

  • Humboldt Road at Jonesville Road. No east/northbound Humboldt Road or east/southbound Jonesville Road traffic

Tehama County:

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

Lassen County:

  • SR-36 westbound at SR-44
  • County Hwy A21 SB at SR-44

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.

Additional Road Information:

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
561
Water Tenders
194
Helicopters
20
Air Tankers
Dozers
198
Hand Crews
90
Other
Total Personnel
6546
Cooperating Agencies
Name Phone URL
Butte County Sheriff Office 833-512-5378 http://buttecounty.net/sheriff
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