Sunday Update – September 12, 2021


Incident Summary

California’s largest wildfire burning in the State is the Dixie Fire which ignited on July 13, 2021, around 1715 hours PT from an unknown (unreleased) source. This is still under investigation.

Fire Fact – This fire has been burning as an active wildfire for 59 days. – CAL FIRE


The fire is said to be burning in the Feather River Canyon area above the Cresta Powerhouse and Lake Almanor.

It is burning on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests, Lassen Volcanic National Park and in five counties: Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama, California.

Fire Fact – This firestorm is burning in five Counties: Butte, Tehama, Plumas, Shasta and Lassen. – CAL FIRE

Current Status

There has been 960,335 acres consumed and a 67% containment status.

Evacuations are still in effect. Details here –>

A boil water advisory is in effect. Details here –>

A TFR is in effect, meaning no drones in fire zones. Even small ones are dangerous, especially if they collide with firefighting aircraft.

Fire Fact – As of today, there were 13,325 personnel assigned to 16 active wildfires. – CAL FIRE

Damage Assessments

1,329 structures have been destroyed.

95 structures have been damaged.

One fatality has been reported.

There has been a total cost-to-date of $519 Million Dollars reached for fire suppression and containment expenses.

Fire Fact – September is National Preparedness Month and a great reminder to get prepared. – NWFB


There are 38 copters, 292 engines, 108 dozers, 174 water tenders, 4,334 personnel and 70 crews still assigned to this incident.

Hero SpotlightTruckee Meadows Fire and Rescue

Credit | TMFR

We dedicate this post to our HEROES SAVING HEROES SPOTLIGHT to the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue who donated and delivered a Type 1 Fire Engine, stocked with all the necessary supplies and equipment to the Indian Valley Fire and Rescue in Greenville. This was to replace what they lost in what the (Dixie) fire took from them – which was their Fire Station, equipment and engine.

We LOVE these types of good-feel stories. Nice work, TMFR!

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