Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dixie Fire: Evacuation warnings lifted from parts of Lake Almanor

Cal Fire reported Tuesday evening that controls increased from 40 percent to 43 percent throughout the day.

After increasing 2,075 acres throughout the day on Monday, Cal Fire reported that the Dixie Fire increased an additional 3,414 acres from Monday evening through Tuesday. The fire has burnt a total of 733,475 acres.

On Monday afternoon, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office lifted multiple withdrawal warnings In the Almanor Lake area. This includes the High Lakes Recreation Area and the entire western shore of Lake Almanor to the Canyondam Boat Ramp. An evacuation warning is still in effect in Butte County.

Cal Fire is reporting after Dixie Fire moved from the western area to the Milford and Janesville areas on Monday, with the area considered safe.

After experiencing challenging weather conditions over the weekend, Cal Fire said crews fighting Dixie Fire should be in for more favorable conditions as a new week of work begins, although strong local winds will remain in the fire area. .

The Dixie Fire, which began on July 13 in the Feather River Valley near Cresta Powerhouse, has an expected containment date “to be determined.”

Cal Fire reported 10 additional destroyed structures Tuesday morning, bringing the total number of destroyed structures to 1,262. The total number of damaged structures remained at 91. After decreasing by early evening on Monday morning, Cal Fire reported an additional 158 structures that are no longer at risk from the Dixie Fire. Currently 11,813 structures in the fire zone are at risk from fire.

Cal Fire reported that damage assessment is ongoing, and the number of damaged and destroyed structures may change as assessment teams are able to reach the fire area safely.

Eastern area

The east side of the fire line remains safe in the Janesville and Milford areas. Crew continued to prepare and add hoses around the structures.

Fire crews on the southern shore above Antelope Lake continue to work on the edge of the fire up Boulder Ridge Road, securing the line and extinguishing the heat along the way.

As Cal Fire reports in Genesee Valley, firefighters continue to mop around the structures. Firefighters were trying to douse the blaze after reaching the main road on Tuesday. At Walker Slope, Cal Fire rejoins the crew and the Dodgers continue to progress building a straight line.

At Peters Creek, the crew is heading straight to the edge of the fire, patrolling and patrolling all around the structures. Cal Fire said PSD drones were used to control the behavior of the fire on Monday night as the fire made its way down the hill. On Tuesday, crews continued to prepare homes and work to reduce any spread in and around Taylorville. Additional water sources were moved to the area, while a contingency line is completed over Taylorsville.

The Black Mountain Hotshots were able to start a line west to the southern end of Grizzly Fire. The fire of the spot has not crossed Grizzly Ridge, moving south. Bulldozers, feller bunchers and masticators are working for the construction and strengthening of indirect lines on Grizzly Ridge. Construction of additional contingency lines continues south of Grizzly Ridge.

west zone

In the West Zone, Cal Fire said low humidity allowed for burn conditions to remain active on Monday night, primarily in heavy fuel. In the lower valleys, smoke moderated activity in lighter fuels.

Cal Fire’s reported fire activity was primarily limited to ground fire and individual torches outside firing operations. Updates on Monday morning’s event noted that most areas witnessed fairly dry conditions with recovery of relative humidity in the range of 50 to 60 per cent.

With the evacuation warnings in place, Cal Fire is strongly encouraging returning residents to remain vigilant regarding the current fire situation. He said some residents could see smoke coming from trees and stumps in the days following their return, telling returnees if they were concerned about active flames, rather than attempting to deal with the fire at 911. call.

Cal Fire noted that Northern California has experienced major fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. The state fire agency said fires burning in Northern California are exhibiting extreme fire escalation based on critical fuel conditions and have traveled up to eight miles in a single day. An update to Monday evening’s incident said this year’s fuel situation is much worse than in previous years and aided only by wind, causing more significant fires to spread.

There are currently no evacuation orders in Butte County. An evacuation warning is in effect for the areas of Butte Meadows, Jonesville, Snag Lake and Lake Philbrook.

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