Containment lines held despite critically dry fuels and higher winds. Needle cast reburn occurred and is expected to continue. Reburn happens when the needles from trees killed or damaged by the initial fire ignite due to a smoldering stump or other heat source. Firefighters continued suppression repair along the Pacific Crest Trail and in Meadow Valley. Mop up continued around Greenville, Taylorsville and especially in the Devil’s Punchbowl. Firefighters continued to find a lot of heat along Grizzly Ridge within 100 feet of the containment lines so mop up continued there. Archaeologists approved areas within fire’s southeast section for suppression repair work. Crews removed unneeded hose and other equipment and responded to several smoke reports.
Scattered heat is still present. Firefighters will work to keep the fire inside the current footprint, mitigating hazard trees and cooling hotspots along Grizzly Ridge and other areas where today’s wind has the potential to increase fire activity. Crews will continue suppression repair along the Pacific Crest Trail, which is expected to take several more days to complete. Suppression repair will begin in areas cleared by archaeologists. Crews continue to map dozer and hand line that previously had not been recorded. This work will ensure efficient use of resources. New resources are arriving daily, including excavators and other heavy equipment. An Initial Attack Group starts today to more quickly respond to reports of new fires or smoke. Air resources remain available.
Today will be a little cooler but still very dry. Winds will increase with gusts up to 25 mph on high ridges creating elevated fire weather concerns. Low relative humidity and higher wind speeds will bring a fire weather watch on Monday afternoon and evening. Light rain is also in the forecast for Monday night into Tuesday.
A closure order remains in effect for some areas of the Plumas National Forest. For more information. please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7690/66457.
West Zone Information
For the West Zone update, visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2021/7/13/dixie-fire.