The Dixie Fire is currently the state’s largest single wildfire, which burned 959,253 acres and is 62% contained.
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — The Dixie Fire is less than 100,00 acres to become the largest overall wildfire to burn in California history.
The Dixie Fire is currently the state’s largest single wildfire, which burned 959,253 acres and is 62% contained. The August Complex is the current largest fire overall in Calfornia history, which burned 1,032,648 acres in 2020.
According to Cal Fire, in the west zone, overnight humidity calmed the intensity of the Dixie Fire. Fuels within the containment lines are smoldering. In the east zone, a quarter of an inch of rain fell on Thursday evening and Friday morning which moderated the flames.
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office lifted evacuation orders for the following areas:
- North of Mt. Hough, west of Taylorsville
- Swain Mtn, Echo lake, Star Butte area
- Sifford Mountain, North Stover Mountain
- Harkness and Warner Valley, Kelly Mountain
Dixie Fire accounts to follow:
Evacuations and road closures
- Holy Family Catholic Church at 108 Taylor Ave, Portola – AT CAPACITY
- Sparks Convention Center Hall #5, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
- Los Molinos Veterans Hall 7980 Sherwood Blvd, Los Molinos, CA
NOTE: The Lassen High School shelter has closed
American Red Cross: Public Information Line (855)-755-7711
Animal Evacuation Centers:
- Plumas County Fairgrounds 204 Fairground Road, Quincy
- 201 Mill Creek Road, Quincy
- Recreation Center 101 Meadowview Lane, Chester
- Tehama County Complex 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff
(large and small animals)
- Response for injured wildlife: 1-800-942-6459
- Gold Country Wildlife Rescue: 1-530-885-0862
Dixie Fire Structure Status Map
A live map showing which structures have been destroyed or at risk is available below.
An updated map of the acreage of the Dixie Fire.
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According to Cal Fire, 2020 was one of the most severe fire seasons on record as 9,917 wildfires burned 4.2 million acres. Over 9,000 structures were destroyed, and 31 people (civilians and firefighters) were killed.
California also experienced its first “Gigafire” because of the August Complex Fire, burning over 1 million acres by itself. Four of California’s top five largest wildfires in state history happened in 2020.
If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and know your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.
Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents on severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts.
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