Minimal Growth Reported On The Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire has apparently not grown any larger, still 960,600 acres, and containment has improved significantly to 86%. However, conditions are very dry and a strong wind could rekindle the fire. A lot of interior unburned islands continue to flare up. Evacuations for Old Station and Hat Creek have been downgraded from orders to warnings, but the fire remains active in Lassen Park and the Hat Creek Rim. Highway 44 has reopened to one-way traffic control as far as County Road A-21. Evacuations have been lifted in Plumas County. Fire remains active in the Grizzly Peak and Devil’s Punchbowl area, as well as Dixie Mountain in the southeast. Almost 1600 miles of dozer line has been cut. Lines are still being strengthened in anticipation of this weekend’s stormy weather, which could bring rain but will likely bring shifting erratic winds as well. A firefighter on the Dixie Fire died of an illness and 3 others have been injured. More than 1,300 structures have been destroyed. PG&E is facing increasing scrutiny for their role in the fire’s origin two months ago.

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