Crews increase containment of Dixie Fire with help of weekend moisture

This is the Action News Now article with all general information about the Dixie Fire. This article is updated several times a day, whenever we have new information.

Posted: Jul 17, 2021 12:39 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2021 11:46 AM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - The U.S. Forest Service reported the Dixie Fire is now 963,195 acres, which is about 100 acres less than Sunday night's reporting. Containment of the fire increased to 90%. 

Crews said the rain over the weekend helped increase the containment and the size of the fire decreased with more accurate mapping. 

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Northeast winds will dry the air and firefighters will monitor the activity in unburned areas within containment lines. 

Repairs are being made north of Bogard Rest Area, which recently just opened. 

In the east zone, there were reports of fire activity in the area near Taylorsville and the Devils' Backbone area.

Crews responded to six calls overnight but determined there was no threat to containment lines or structures. 

Firefighters will focus on securing the steep and rugged terrain in the Devil's Punchbowl and containing the patrols around the perimeter and mopping up lines. 

The Lassen National Forest is still closed within the perimeter of the fire and will continue to be closed until Nov. 30. 

Check the map for local evacuation orders, warnings, and road closures for the Dixie Fire. 

CAL FIRE updated the destruction and damage to structures in the Dixie Fire footprint and the following numbers are broken down:

There are 95 structures damaged and 1,329 structures destroyed, according to CAL FIRE. 

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