Lassen sheriff issues warning for area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir due to Dixie Fire

“An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area south of Mountain Meadows Reservoir from Hamilton Branch waterway east to the Lassen/Plumas County line. While we do not believe there are any residences in the area described, we are asking the public to stay out of the area for any purpose including recreation,” read a 2 p.m. Sunday statement from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.

This is zone LAS-E019 on the emergency alert map:,-120.94421317813146&z=11.290092824389829&selected=LAS-E019

Use caution while leaving the area. Drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. Be aware that changes in fire activity may cause this warning to escalate to a mandatory evacuation order at any time.

For information on what to bring with you in the event of an evacuation, go to