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 960,213 acres and is 65% contained. The August Complex is the current largest fire overall in California history, which burned 1,032,648 acres in 2020.
According to Cal Fire, in the west zone, the fire was moderated due to overnight weather, humidity and calm winds. Firefighters are expected to focus on building containment lines on the northern part of the fire and reinforcing containment throughout the rest of the fire. In the east zone, firefighters are focusing on improving Road 177 and Beckwourth-Genesee Road as secondary control lines and direct attack in Devil's Punchbowl.
Cal Fire expects weather to remain calm through the week as humidity levels slowly drop.
Dixie Fire accounts to follow:
- Butte County Sheriff
- Butte County
- Cal Fire
- CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department
- Caltrans District 2
- Lassen County Website
- National Forest Closures
- Plumas County Sheriff's Office
- Plumas County Website
- Shasta County Website
- Shasta Sheriff Website
- Shasta 2-1-1 Dixie Info
- Code Red Sign Up
- Tehama County Website
- Tehama Sheriff Website
- Tehama Alert
Evacuations and road closures
Word of Life Assembly of God Church 37341 Main Street off HWY 299 Burney, CA 96013
Plumas County/Lassen County:
- Holy Family Catholic Church 108 Taylor Ave. Portola, CA (At Capacity)
- Sparks Convention Center Hall #5, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV
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
- 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.
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