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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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Lassen National Forest
Phone: 530-257-5575

Dixie Fire West Zone Update for Friday, September 24, 2021

Dixie Fire (CA) Wildfire
News – 9/24/2021

963,276 Acres
94% Containment
1,973 Total Personnel
Fire Information: 530-592-0838 (8 am to 8 pm)

Dixie Fire West Zone –
The Dixie Fire started on Tuesday, July 13. It has now burned 963, 276 acres with 94 percent containment. The incident is being managed under Unified Command with California Interagency Management Team 14 and CAL FIRE.

The Lassen National Forest Dixie Fire Closure Order is in effect until April 30th, 2022 to provide safety for our firefighters and the public.

  • Today at 6:00 pm the West Zone of the Dixie Fire will transition command from California Interagency Management Team 14 to Rocky Mountain Team Black. Team Black will remain in Unified Command with CAL FIRE after the transition.
  • The public is reminded that a new closure order was enacted yesterday that reduced the closure area and opened more Forest Service lands to public access.
  • As firefighter efforts transition to increased suppression repair work, additional heavy equipment and resources are arriving especially along the west side of the fire along the Hwy 89 corridor.
  • As part of the unifed command management of the fire, CAL FIRE resources are nearing completion of suppression repair work near Butte Meadows.
  • Firefighters continue hazard tree removal along roadways that lead to developed Forest Service Recreation areas.
  • The fire area has entered into a generally stable weather pattern with warm temperatures, low humidity, and terrain driven winds.
  • The continued warm and dry weather is favorable for pine needles to ignite when they fall on areas of remaining heat. Known as needle cast, the new combustion that results from these small fires are priorities for firefighter to monitor and extinguish.
  • Fuels in the fire area are very dry and remain very susceptible to fire, and new starts can occur very easily from small ignition sources such as sparks. Firefighters continue to patrol for new fire activity as a result of these conditions.
  • The public is advised to be alert on local roadways as additional heavy equipment and firefighters move around the fire area to patrol and conduct suppression repair.