Dixie Fire continues to spread in Plumas County, community reacts

The Dixie Fire continues to spread in the Feather River Canyon in Plumas County. Action News Now spoke with people in the area who are preparing in case they have to evacuate.

Posted: Jul 16, 2021 5:32 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2021 7:55 PM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE says winds are pushing the Dixie Fire towards the North and there are several hot spots throughout the boundaries.

Firefighters continue working to get a handle on the fire that is quickly growing in Plumas County near Highway 70.

CAL FIRE says the steep terrain has been making it challenging for them to battle the fire.

“This canyon is known for having extreme wind conditions that can reverse especially at night time and that’s a big worry for firefighters,” said Dan Dyer, who was watching as fire crews battled the fire by helicopter.

He tells Action News Now that his son is currently on the frontlines.

“Anytime I see a fire here in this canyon I think about the risk to firefighters and the rolling rocks,” he said.

At this time there is an evacuation order for High Lakes, and Rock Creek to Tobin.

If you live in the communities of Pulga, North East Concow or Philbrook you are under an evacuation warning and should be prepared to leave if fire conditions change.

The Dixie Fire is currently at nearly 8,000 acres and is 7% contained. 

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