UPDATE — AUGUST 10, 2021
The DIXIE FIRE is located about 25 miles northeast of Paradise (Butte County) in Feather River Canyon near the Cresta Powerhouse, California. It was originally a brush fire would turn into a firestorm, started on July 13, 2021 from an unknown cause. The cause is under investigation.
There is active fire behavior with group torching, uphill runs, short-range spotting.
Several communities and infrastructure are threatened. Evacuations are still in effect. (https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2021/7/14/dixie-fire/)
About 487,764 acres have been destroyed along with 893 structures, however, crews have successfully reached a 25% containment status.
There are about 5,997 total personnel with 75 crews, 476 engines, 30 copters, other type personnel 1,936 and 174 dozers. 873 structures lost. Fire management is Unified Command between CAL FIRE – Butte Unit/Butte County FD, Lassen National Forest and the National Park Service.
Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Butte County Sheriff’s
Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Pacific Gas & Electric, Union
Pacific Railroad, Sierra Pacific Industries, CAL OES, CAL-EMSA, California National Guard,
California Conservation Corps, CAL TRANS, California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land
$194.6M CTD for fire suppression and containment efforts have been reached.