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Dixie Fire becomes 11th largest fire in California history | Evacuations, maps, updates

The Dixie Fire has burned 248,570 acres and is about 33% contained, according to Cal Fire.

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — As of Sunday evening, the Dixie Fire is still at 248,570 acres, Cal Fire said in their latest incident report. 

The fire is currently 33% contained, growing another 4,000 acres since Sunday morning and becoming the 11th largest fire in state history. The flames destroyed about 67 buildings and nine buildings were damaged. 

In the west zone of the fire, crews said they were able to make significant progress near Philbrook and Butte Meadows. Dozer line is holding as firefighters work on mop up, extinguish, and removing burning material along control lines.

In the east zone, the fire activity saw an increase due to the warmer and drier conditions and west winds. Crews said the fire continues to hold on control lines in the Rush Creek Road area where structures are threatened.

More evacuation orders and warnings are being downgraded or lifted in many zones across the fire area. To see a more detailed map of the evacuations, click HERE.

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office is working with CalOES to set up a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents displaced or have experienced losses in the Beckwourth and Dixie fires. The LAC will provide assistance and resources for residents who need it. It will operate out of the Old Probation Building next to the sheriff's office Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Accounts to follow:

Evacuation orders:

Plumas County

  • High Lakes (Plumas County) – Recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas county line
  • Plumas/Butte County line east to Twain – Includes both sides of Highway 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain
  • Meadow Valley – Bucks Lake Road at Riverdance west to the eastern intersection of Bucks Lake Road and Big Creek Road
  • Caribou Road north to the Humbug Road and Humboldt Road intersection – This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir
  • Prattville Butt Reservoir Road and everything west of the Butte/Plumas county line – Humbug Road from the intersection of the Humbug-Humboldt Road west to the Butte County line and everything south of the Humbug Road is under a mandatory evacuation order
  • The community of Seneca south of Highway 70
  • Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls – Long Valley (west of Round Valley), Dixie Canyon south to Indian Falls, south of Indian Falls, to the Highway 70/89 junction
  • Butterfly Valley, Keddie to Highway 70 at Black Hawk Road, Snake Lake – This includes the Spanish Creek campground, Round House Road, Old Highway (West)
  • East side of Keddie, Round House Road and Old Highway (West)
  • Highway 70 at Blackhawk Road, south to Barlow Road and everything west to Snake Lake
  • Oakland Camp

Residents are being asked to evacuate northbound to Highway 147 and then to Chester for Shelter or southbound via Highway 89 and Highway 70 to Quincy. Emergency crews are going door-to-door warning residents to get out.

Butte County:

  • Jonesville area
  • Lake Philbrook area
  • Butte Meadows

Read more HERE about the intensified evacuation orders in Plumas and Butte Counties (P Zones 1-33). 

Evacuation warning

Plumas County Sheriff's Office removed some of the evacuation warnings in the county. Click HERE for the updated list of evacuation orders and warnings.

Plumas County:

  • East Shore of Lake Almanor – East Shore of Highway 147 from Canyon Dam north to the Highway 147 and County Road A-13 intersection. East of Highway 147 at CO A-13 to little Dyer Mountain, southeast to Dyer Mountain
  • Everything west of Highway 89/36 Junction – West along the southside of Highway 36 to the county line and south of Highway 36 to Rock Lake and west to the county line
  • Lake Almanor West community – From the Highway 36/89 junction south to Lake Almanor West Drive and everything east to the Lake Almanor water line, including the "LAW" subdivision
  • Bucks Lake – From the eastern intersection of Big Creek Road and Bucks Lake Road, west to the Plumas/Butte County Line. Everything south of the fire perimeter to the area south of Big Creek Road and south of the western portion of Bucks Lake.
  • Prattville and Canyon Dam – From Canyon Dam northwest to Highway 89, just south of Lake Almanor West Drive. This includes Big Meadows, along with the Rocky Point Campground, the Canyon Dam Boat Launch and Canyon Dam.
  • Northwest of Round Valley Lake to Long Valley Mine and north to Highway 89
  • North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley – From upper Williams Valley and upper Pecks Valley east to include all portions of North Valley Road, Diamond Mountain Road and North Arm.
  • Greenville and Crescent Mills
  • Taylorsville
  • Genesee Valley – ALL OF GENESEE VALLEY, southeast of Taylorsville up the Genesee Road to just south of Babcock Crossing, Walker Mine Road, north portion of Beckwouth Genesee Road.
  • Grizzly Mountain – South of Genesee Valley to 24N16 Road and east to the 25N42 intersection with Beckwourth Genesee Road.

Butte County:

Butte County has lifted the evacuation warnings for the Pulga and East Concow areas. Inskip is still under an evacuation warning. For more details on evacuation warnings, click HERE.

  • Area to include the Tehama County Line East to Old Loma Road
  • Carpenter Ridge East to Skyway
  • Skyway North from Humbug Summit line to Butte Creek
  • All the Fish Creek area within Lassen National Forest area road
  • Pulga and Philbrook Areas East of the West branch of the Feather River
  • West of SR70 North of Magalia
  • Intersection of SR70 at Pulga Rd, and South of the Plumas County Line.
  • Butte Meadows and Inskip areas

Tehama County:

  • T Zone 1: to include the area of Colby Creek. The warning will begin at the Butte and Tehama County line, west along the Tehama County Line to the intersection with SR32, north along the SR32 corridor to the intersection with SR36, from the intersection with SR32 and SR36, east along SR36 to the intersection with Plumas and Tehama County Line.

Evacuation centers

Road Closures

Plumas County

  • Genesee Rd at North Valley Rd-No WB Arlington Rd and No NB NorthValley Rd.
  • SR70 at West Chandler Rd – No WB SR70 and No NB Chandler Rd
  • Bucks Lake Rd. at Big Creek Rd – No NB Bucks Lake Rd and No EBBig Creek Rd
  • **SR89 at Humbug Humboldt Cross Rd.-no WB Humboldt Rd.  
  • SR70 at SR89 (Greenville “Y”)-no WB SR70
  • Bucks Lake Rd. at Lower Big Creek Rd. “Y”-no NB Bucks Lake Rd

Butte County:

  • State Route 70 at Deadwood Road
  • Humboldt at Bambi Inn
  • State Route 32 at Upper Humboldt Road

For current State Highway/Route information visit roads.dot.ca.gov

Butte County Evacuation Map

A live evacuation map from Butte County is available below. 

Wildfire Map

An updated map of the acreage of the Dixie Fire


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.

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