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Dixie Fire Update: New Evacuation Warnings Issued

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A NEW EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for: Milford and Herlong area east (lake side) of Hwy 395 from the Thunder Mountain Rd intersection south to County Rd A26/Garnier Rd. This includes the south side of County Rd A25 east to but NOT including Sierra Army Depot – Zones LAS-E011-A, E008-A, B, E002-B, C

All previously issued orders and warnings remain in place.

Morning Updated from Incident Command – 807,396 Acres and 48% Contained

Dixie Fire West Zone: Firefighters continue to aggressively fight active fire on several fronts. Firefighters working in the Lassen Volcanic National Park continue to work just off the fire’s edge, reducing fuels and improving containment lines. Firefighters continue to improve and construct primary, secondary, and contingency lines, as well as reduce fuels in the area north of the fire’s edge.

The Union Pacific Fire Train is working to protect critical infrastructure. This critical fire weather pattern is predicted to continue, with Red Flag warnings in effect due to gusty southwest winds and very low, single digit, relative humidity. Aircraft will continue to provide support as conditions allow.

Firefighters continue to patrol fire lines, reinforce primary control lines, and establish secondary and contingency lines. Fire continues to burn in steep and rugged terrain.

Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant and to monitor evacuation information and road closures, including social media and local, law enforcement websites, for the most current information.

Residents will see smoke coming from trees and stumps for days following their return. Proceed with caution because burned out areas may have unseen hazards. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they are concerned about any active flames near their homes or businesses.

Dixie Fire East Zone: Low relative humidity and Red Flag warnings will resume this morning and is forecasted to continue through this evening. In the Mount Ingalls, Red Clover Creek areas, strong southwest winds will continue to increase fire activity as it did yesterday. Smoke plumes should again be visible for miles.

Fire Crews shored up the dozer lines along Grizzly ridge as they firmly hold the line on the western side. Contingency dozer lines are being constructed in the Squaw Queen Creek area to help drive the fire from the North Lake Davis area up into the Walker scar, where fuel loads are lighter. Mop up continues around the homes in Genesee Valley and into Taylorsville with tactical patrols, responding to any smoke reports, and actively looking for any hot spots.

New contingency lines are being added between the fire, Greenhorn, Portola, and the communities further south all the way around North Lake Davis to protect the homes.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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