California’s Dixie Fire Spreading Across Plumas County
Updated 8/5/21: Wildfire Today issued a report detailing continued movement of the Dixie Fire, which has reportedly caused catastrophic damage in the town of Greenville, Calif.
Wildfire Today (Dixie Fire spreads into Greenville, CA, Burns Structures)
Approximate impacted areas:
– Belden (Plumas County, 95915, 95980)
– Bucks Lake (Plumas County, 95971)
– Caribou (Plumas County, 95915)
– Crescent Mills (Plumas County, 95934)
– Forest Ranch (Butte County, 95942)
– Greenville (Plumas County, 95947)
– Indian Falls (Plumas County, 95934, 95952)
*Concentrated home damage reported
– Jonesville (Butte County, 95942)
– Meadow Valley (Plumas County, 95956)
– Mill Creek (Tehama County, 96061)
– Moccasin (Tuolumne County, 95347)
– Oroville (Butte County, 95965)
*Approximate impacted ZIP code included only
– Quincy (Plumas County, 95971)
Updated 7/25/21: The Associated Press released a report providing an update on the Dixie Fire, which has become California’s single-largest wildfire of 2021.
Updated 7/23/21: California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for four counties due to continued wildfire activity.
July 20, 2021
Source: The Mercury News
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
More than 400 square miles of Butte and Plumas counties are under evacuation orders as the Dixie Fire continues burning to the north and east.
The Tuesday morning report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection put the wildfire’s area at 59,984 acres (94 square miles) — up from 30,000 acres on Monday morning.
Containment was estimated at 15%.
The most recently released perimeter map, indicated on black on the map above, shows it around 52,000 acres (81 square miles).
The mandatory evacuation zone is marked by orange lines on the map above and is shown in more detail on the map below. It includes parts of Butte and Plumas counties including Jonesville, Philbrook, High Lakes, Seneca, Bucks Lake, Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tollgate and the Highway 70 communities of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden and Twain.
For full report, please click the source link above.