Firefighters from numerous agencies are fighting the Dixie Fire. Photo courtesy of InciWeb

Dixie Fire burns 505,413 acres, remains at 30 percent containment Wednesday evening

Crews are continuing to build control lines and mop up hot spots on the Dixie Fire as it reaches 505,413 acres by Wednesday evening. The wildfire remains at 30 percent containment.

Evacuation warnings and orders for Lassen County remain in place.   The emergency alert zone map which shows evacuation warnings and orders can be accessed at: community.zonehaven.com

According to the evening update:

Dixie Fire West Zone – Firefighters continue to aggressively mop up hotspots within the fire perimeter to prevent any chance of embers or debris crossing the fire line. Crews continue to reinforce old control lines from previous fires where applicable.

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Tactical patrols continue mitigating hazards to ensure the area is safe when residents return home. Fire Suppression Repair has begun and will progress throughout the next few weeks.

Moisture levels may increase late in the week with isolated thunderstorms. Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders are changing every day, please see below for information affecting your area.

Dixie Fire East Zone – The inversion layer did not lift and crews have completed control lines around the southern perimeter of the fire. This means that the lines in place from Butte Meadows to Taylorsville can be expected to stop the fire’s spread.

Lone Rock continues to be a high-fire activity area and firefighters worked to control fires ignited outside the perimeter caused by embers from the main fire.

This is commonly known as spot fire.

Operations Section Chief Kyle Jacobson during the evening virtual community meeting for the East Zone, everything in the south end holding in current footprint, and while the fire did get out of lines in the Keddie Point area, and the plan is to backfire down the area while protecting Indian valley and the north arm.

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Jacobson also noted there was an increase in activity in Wilcox Valley area, and there are crews doing structure prep if its reaches Wilcox valley area, and everything in Lone Rock continues to hold and the fire has moved up in the Sheep Fire scar. He said that East Zone crews are working with West Zone crews on Hamilton Mountain.

In the Dyer Mountain area, crews went direct and worked to pull back some slop over.

The incoming weather pattern does cause some concern and crews continue to battle the wildfire, officials shared during the meeting.

Tomorrow night, the virtual meeting will focus on the West Zone of the fire.