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Fire crews continue battling Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire is picking up its pace but crews are encouraged with the progress they have made so far.

Posted: Jul 18, 2021 6:21 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2021 10:22 AM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - Since Saturday morning, the Dixie Fire has grown over 5,000 acres.

With 17 total helicopters and over 1,600 personnel working on the fire, crews are staying positive and feeling content with their progress.

Dixie Fire Public Information Officer, Antonio Negrete, said they are specifically protecting communities like Storrie.

“They planned for it,” Negrete said. “It’s inundated with resources and they are really hitting it hard. They want to keep everything on one side of the railroad tracks that are down there. Rest assured for the citizens of Storrie that the resources are out there and the incident commanders have done a great job in preparing for this juncture in the fire.”

Along with enough resources, crews are also cutting an additional 300 foot fire line in that area.

Highway 70 at the YMCA is closed and people can take a detour on Highway 89 but Negrete said it’s all to help the fire crews.

“There’s a lot of smoke and there’s a lot of emergency vehicles that are traversing that road in order to get to areas and we felt in an abundance of caution, it would be better to close the road and protect the citizens in that area,” he said.

As of now, no structures are threatened and none are damaged or destroyed.

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The mild weather will come to an end after this weekend. But for now, we have another night of fog possible in the valley.
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