Lassen National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2550 Riverside Ave
Susanville, CA 96130
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.