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As forecast, fire behavior expected to increase throughout the day

In the mid-day update on the Dixie Fire, the management team reported that fire behavior is predicted to increase throughout the day as higher temperatures, lower humidities and west wind gusts return. Winds and fire activity are expected to test the perimeters that have been established. Residents in evacuation warning areas should be alert to conditions and be prepared to leave if so ordered.
Smoke columns will be seen over the area as unburnt fuel is consumed inside the perimeter of the fire.
Communities north of the fire, including Chester and Susanville, will have air quality levels from moderate to unhealthy afternoon.
East Zone
In the east area, burning operations around structures at Rush Creek succeeded overnight.
Firefighters are working today to secure and widen the lines in Round Valley Lake. A plan is underway to link east and west areas with a combination of roads, excavation lines and manual gear. Today, crews will expand and monitor control lines and watch for firelights as drier conditions are expected.
The Evans fire is staying within the current perimeter.
West Zone
In the west area, fire behavior is expected to increase due to drought conditions as the planned fire continues to advance toward control lines, consuming indoor islands and unburned ridges. No major climate changes forecast for Monday and Tuesday as southwestern winds continue in the region. Today, seasonal maximum temperatures of around 90 degrees are expected with a humidity of about 15 percent and smoke presence in some areas. Squares will continue to neutralize, conduct fuel reduction operations and tactically patrolling.
The public is advised to stay tuned for the latest fire information To prepare, keep your vehicle tank filled with gas and collect your important documents and medications. For additional recommendations visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/.
Current information on forest closure can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7690/.
Current evacuation information is available at https://tinyurl.com/4nm69873.

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