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Dixie Fire (CA)

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Lassen National Forest
Phone: 530-257-5575

August 20 5:15 Operational Update

Dixie Fire (CA) Wildfire
Announcements – 8/20/2021

August 20, 5:15 PM Operational Update Aircraft are now unable to fly over the Genesee Valley due to bad air. Five strike teams of engines (each strike team has 5 engines) are enroute to the area, while firefighters already on the ground are engaged in a firefight and doing point protection. Point protection means efforts are made to protect individual points like structures, instead of fighting the whole fire front. Due to a significant wind out of the north, there are currently multiple spots across Genesee Valley Road.