FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
The evacuation warning for the following areas has been lifted:
● East side of Mt. Hough, east to Tower Rock and the south edge of Genesee.
Includes Emigrant Rd. Zone [PLU Zone 16A]
For the current evacuation zone map, visit: community.zonehaven.com
This area is deemed safe from active fire though residents should stay alert to changing conditions.
Remember the fire is still active within the burned area and you may see spots of smoke. Fire personnel will still be actively working the interior and edges of the fire. Expect to see hotspots for some time. Do not call 911 to report unless there is an immediate threat to life or property.
Be vigilant to weather and wind conditions and take any future orders seriously, should they change.
Just because the flames are out doesn’t mean the danger is over. Damaged trees/terrain and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. DO NOT put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring.
While returning home and while fire personnel remain in the area use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.
·National forest closures remain in effect.
Though the area is deemed accessible, critical infrastructure has been severely interrupted. Water sources may have been affected. Please contact your water service provider with any questions.
Plumas County is providing the following information to victims of the fire:
Residents with unaffected structures may inhabit them.
Anyone accessing burned properties should use extreme caution and are highly discouraged from disturbing ash or burned debris. Doing so is hazardous to health and could disqualify the parcel from government assistance to clean the site. The sifting phase should occur in the next few weeks - please be patient.
The hazard and warning notices are provided for review and action on the county website under “Returning Home”:
○ Danger - Hazardous Area - Enter at Your Own Risk
○ Advisory Against Disturbing Burn Ash on Destroyed Property
○ Health and Safety Precautions for Re-Entry and Debris Removal After Fire
“Phase I” clearances of Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) is not complete for many properties.
Please refer to the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website to determine which properties are cleared of HHW.
For more information visit https://www.plumascounty.us/2868/Dixie-Fire-Information and follow the county Facebook.