Dixie Fire Evacuation Map As California Blaze Threatens Plumas County

New evacuation orders have been issued in California as the Dixie Fire continues to spread across more than 90,000 acres.

The huge wildfire is currently burning in the counties of Butte and Plumas, having started more than a week ago.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's (CAL Fire) latest update posted on Wednesday evening, firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze "aggressively" from the ground and the air, with northeast winds of up to 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusts of up to 25 miles per hour, meaning the fire will continue to remain active into Thursday.

Officials said the fire is burning in a remote area with steep terrain, making it difficult to tackle the blaze.

The Dixie Fire is currently 15 percent contained and has so far destroyed eight buildings. There have been no reports of any injuries or deaths as a result of the fire.

On Wednesday, Plumas County officials said that mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for a number of areas as the fire continues to burn.

These are:

  • West Shore of Lake Almanor from the Canyon Dam northwest to Highway 36 at Highway 89. This includes the community Prattville, Big Meadows, and Lake Almanor West along with the Rocky Point Campground and the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.
  • High Lakes recreational area of Plumas County east of the Butte/Plumas County line.
  • Plumas/Butte County line east to Twain, including both sides of Highway 70 in the areas of Rock Creek, Storrie, Tobin, Belden, Caribou Rich Bar, and Twain.
  • Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Road at Riverdance and everything west to the Butte/Plumas County line. This includes Snake Lake, Meadow Valley, Tollgate, Bucks Lake, Bucks Lake Highlands, and all surrounding areas.
  • Caribou Road north to the Humbug Road and Humboldt Road intersection. This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir
  • Prattville Butt Reservoir Road and everything west to the Butte/Plumas county line.
  • The community of Seneca south to Highway 70.

Evacuation warnings are also in effect in other areas of Plumas County, including Chester and Lake Almanor Peninsula, Hamilton Branch, Lake Almanor Peninsula, and everything west of Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Highway 36, west to the County Line.

In Butte County, evacuation orders have been issued for the communities of Jonesville, Philbrook and all High Lakes areas within Butte County.

Evacuation warnings are also in effect areas such as Tehama County Line East to Old Loma Road, Carpenter Ridge East to Skyway, North from Humbug, all the Fish Creek area within the Lassen National Forest area and South of the Plumas County Line.

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The current mandatory evacuation orders (red) and warnings (yellow) in effect in Plumas and Butte counties. Butte County