Lassen National Forest/Plumas National Forest
Forest Service News ReleaseWEST ZONE UPDATE
1,805 Total Personnel
The fire was more active yesterday and smoke was visible. Firefighters answered service calls and were able to determine that the smoke reports, including one near Wilson Lake were well interior and not a threat to containment lines. Equipment continued work along Highway 89 stacking and removing debris. Crews continued suppression repair work in the area around Silver Lake and patrolled the perimeter of the West Zone.
Fire activity and smoke is expected in the unburned fuel within the fire’s perimeter, but no additional growth is expected. Firefighters will patrol the perimeter, mop up areas of heat, and be available for initial attack throughout the day.
Firefighters will continue suppression repair work of dozer lines on all perimeters of the West Zone. Suppression repair work includes breaking down berms that were created when containment lines were pushed by dozers during initial attack. Organic material such as limbs and brush will be scattered back across the dozer line. Breaking up the soil berms and spreading out woody material allows it to cool to minimize smoke production and limit reburn potential.
Additional fire crews will be assessing and felling fire-weakened trees that could be a danger to repair equipment and crews.
The warming and drying trend will continue today, winds will remain light and mostly terrain driven, shifting to westerly in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach the 80s with sunny skies. Minimum relative humidities are expected in the single digits.
A closure order remains in effect for some areas of the Lassen and Plumas National Forests. For more information, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/ or visit our interactive Dixie Fire forest closure
East Zone Information
For the East Zone update, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/
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