Lassen National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2550 Riverside Ave
Susanville, CA 96130
1,384 Total Personnel
East Zone Fire Information Line: (949) 573-5702 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
West Zone Fire Information: 530-592-0838 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Suppression repair continued in many areas yesterday, particularly in Round Valley, Indian Valley, Grizzly Ridge, and Antelope Lake. The repairs include grading roads, clearing hazard trees, opening up access roads, chipping woody debris, and repairing dozer lines in areas affected by earlier fire-suppression activities. On the road going up to the Mt. Hough Lookout, crews continued to fell hazard trees. Approximately 41 percent of Phase 1 repair work has been completed in the East Zone. Today, some crews will continue patrolling and extinguishing hotpots, but the majority of personnel and equipment will be engaged with suppression-repair activities in Round Valley, Taylorsville, Grizzly Ridge, Milford, and Last Chance Road. Firefighters and two helicopters are available to respond to reports of smoke or new fires.
Identification and felling of fire-damaged hazard trees along County Road A21 and Highway 36 will continue as conditions allow. High winds yesterday forced crews to stop felling operations. At least four trees fell near or across County Road A21 on their own. No one was injured. Sawyers and heavy equipment operators removed the downed trees to keep the road open. Crews are making good progress on suppression repair in all areas. Work in the Silver Lake area could be finished in a few more days. To date, crews have completed repairs on 29.1 percent of 910.9 miles of dozer line; 26.3 percent of 54.5 miles of hand line; 24.3 percent of 27.6 miles of “mixed construction” line; and 18.6 percent of 174.9 miles of roads used as containment line. A number of firefighting resources are designated to respond to service calls or new fire starts.
Weather and Fire Potential
Monday brought cold temperatures, gusty winds, and snow flurries to most of the Dixie Fire area. Gusty northeast winds and cool temperatures will persist Tuesday. As a result of very dry, windy conditions, a widespread Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Areas of isolated heat continue to smolder and produce smoke that may be visible to the public. However, all hotspots are interior and do not pose a threat to containment lines. If crews conducting fire-suppression repair encounter residual pockets of heat, they are extinguishing them. Firefighters are responding to all service calls received. To report smoke, call Plumas County Sheriff’s non-emergency dispatch line: 530-283-6300.
A closure order remains in effect for some areas of the Lassen National Forest and Plumas National Forest. For more information, visit InciWeb (inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/) or the interactive forest closure map (arcg.is/1re8my0). In the Lassen Volcanic National Park, 1 mile of the park highway is open from the northwest entrance, and 8 miles are open from the southwest entrance. Elsewhere in the park, the highway remains closed. For more information, visit Lassen Volcanic National Park’s webpage for the Dixie Fire (nps.gov/lavo/learn/nature/dixie-fire.htm).