Here’s an update on the Dixie Fire as of Thursday, Oct. 7.
The fire has consumed 963,309 acres, is 94 percent contained and 1,588 personnel are fighting the fires.
The West Zone of the Dixie Fire saw no increased fire growth yesterday. Firefighters responded to one smoke report in the Hat Creek area that was well within containment lines and posed no immediate threat. Crews extinguished the source of the smoke, then returned to suppression repair work, including removing hazard trees near Old Station. Two engines assigned to the Dixie Fire also assisted with mop-up on the Dow Fire west of Eagle Lake.
Firefighters will continue today patrolling for hot spots that have produced visible smoke in the areas of Prospect Peak, West Prospect Peak, Sunrise, Badger Mountain and Janesville, as well as other portions of the fire area. The work of mopping-up and removing hazard trees continues where needed. Crews working closely with resource advisors are performing suppression repair in areas prioritized by local agency representatives. Some firefighters remain available for initial attack in the event of any new fires in the area.
Light rain was reported in parts of the West Zone of the Dixie Fire yesterday. Today will be similar with a slight uptick in chance of rain. Temperatures in the mid 50s to low 60s and minimum humidity between 30 and 40 percent will decrease fire activity and aid in mop-up operations.
In the Lassen Volcanic National Park, 8 miles of the park highway from the southwest entrance and 1 mile from the northwest entrance are open. The highway remains closed elsewhere in the park.
For more information visit nps.gov/lavo/learn/nature/dixie-fire.htm.
A closure order remains in effect for some areas of the Lassen National Forest and Plumas National Forest. For more information, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/ or visit our interactive forest closure map at arcg.is/1re8my0.
East Zone information
For the East Zone update, visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/.