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Online structure damage map becomes available for Dixie Fire | Evacuations, maps, updates

The total area burned in the Dixie Fire stands at 212,799 acres.

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — The Dixie Fire continues to grow in size as containment on the blaze reaches 23%, according to Cal Fire.

Fire crews are fighting the fire in two zones -- the east and west zones -- since the fire merged with the Fly Fire to become one of the largest fires in California state history at 212,799 acres. 

In East Zone of the Dixie Fire, air operations worked on areas inclusive of the south perimeter near Bucks Lake. Crews hope to continue using air craft in the fire fight which would let them perform water drops, retardant drops, imaging and more. Officials said 50,000 gallons of fire retardant has been dropped along Humboldt Peak.

In the West Zone of the fire, the blaze is expected to produce dense smoke that'll cover the Lake Almanor area before settling into surrounding valleys through the night.

"The main fire activity will continue into the drainages in the north and west sides of the fire as unburned interior fuels are consume. The fire is expected to remain active throughout the night," Cal Fire said in an evening update.

Cal Fire says that they will continue to assess damages, but some areas have limited access due to fire activity. 34 structures have been destroyed along with with 19 minor structures. Seven have been damaged.

An online structure damage map has become available showing the damage and destruction left behind by the Dixie Fire. While the damage assessment is ongoing, the a preliminary assessment is available HERE. The map will be updated every day at 9 a.m.

Both Plumas and Butte counties have not updated evacuation orders and warnings as of Tuesday evening.

For Monday's fire updates, click HERE.

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 at Bucks Lake – Bucks Lake Road at Riverdance and everything west to the Butte/Plumas county line. This includes Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tolgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all surrounding areas
  • 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
  • West Shore of Lake Almanor, Prattville, and Canyon Dam – From Canyon Dam northwest to Highway 36 at Highway 89. This includes Big Meadows, Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point Campground, the Canyon Dam Boat Launch and Canyon Dam. 
  • 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)
  • Greenville and Crescent Mills
  • Everything west of Highway 89/36 junction, west along the southside of Highway 36 to the county line
  • East side of Keddie, Round House Road and Old Highway (West)
  • Taylorsville – All of Arlington Road
  • Highway 70 at Blackhawk Road, south to Barlow Road and everything west to Snake Lake

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
  • Philbrook area
  • High Lakes area

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

Evacuation warning

Plumas County:

  • Chester, Lake Almanor Peninsula, and East Shore of Highway 147 – including the greater Chester area, Hamilton Branch, Lake Almanor Peninsula, and East shore. Everything west of Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Highway 36, west to the county line
  • West Quincy – From the top of Cemetery Hill including Quincy Junction Road to Mount Hough Road and everything west
  • Genesee Valley – Southeast of Taylorsville up to the Antelope Lake Road and everything south to Brady’s Camp
  • North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley – Includes Pecks Valley Road east to North Arm and Diamond Mountain Road
  • East Quincy – Highway 70 near Massack and everything west toward Meadow Valley. This includes Chandler Road and Quincy-La Porte Road from Highway 70 to Thompson Creek

Butte County:

  • 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.
  • T Zone 2: to include the area of Mill Creek. An evacuation warning has been issued by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office for the areas and communities south of the Mill Creek community continuing south to the community of Campbellville and east to highway 32.

Evacuation centers

Road Closures

Plumas County

  • Road A13 at CA147
  • State Route 70 at the North junction with State Route 89 Greenville Wye
  • State Route 70 at West Chandler Road
  • State Route 70 westbound at Gansner Park Drive
  • State Route 70 at East Chandler Road
  • Quincy Junction Road at Chandler Road
  • State Route 89 at Arlington Road
  • State Route 36 at State Route 89
  • State Route 89 at State Route 147

Butte County:

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

Tehama County:

  • State Route 32 at State Route 36
  • 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

WILDFIRE PREPS

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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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.

Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents on severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts. 

RELATED: Are you wildfire ready? Here's what to do to prepare for fire season.

PG&E customers can also subscribe to alerts via text, email, or phone call. If you're a PG&E customer, visit the Profile & Alerts section of your account to register.   

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