California Highway Patrol Lieutenant Eric Egide said the increased CHP presence in the Quincy area is to be ready in the event mandatory evacuations are ordered. In this photo from July 16, just a little more than a week ago, he reports on the Beckwourth Complex and reviews road closure information. File photo by Lauren Westmoreland

Increased CHP presence due to being ready in case more evacuation orders come

Couldn’t help but notice an increase in the CHP presence in East Quincy and the Massack Rest area this morning,…

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Law enforcement officials from throughout the state have arrived in Plumas County to help patrol and evacuate areas for the Dixie Fire, but they also pitch in to fight the fire. Officer Tatom does his part east of Storrie in the Highway 70 corridor. Photo courtesy of the Paradise Police Officers Association

July 24 morning update: Dixie Fire at 181,289 acres; Fly at 2,800 predicted to reach Mt. Hough

This morning the Dixie Fire is at 181,289 acres and 19 percent containment. The Fly Fire is 2,800 acres and…

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By 5:30 on Friday, June 30 the meadow next to George Young Park in Westwood is looking like a small city. With more than 4000 fire personnel deployed on the Dixie Fire the Incident Command Post (ICP) requires an enormous facility to take care of the firefighters as they rotate in and out of the fire lines. Sleeping areas, eating areas, fresh water, hot water (showers) and maintenance facilities are needed to keep everyone and their equipment in good working order. One fireman noted, “Prayers are always appreciated too”. Photo by Gregg Scott

July 23 night briefing: What’s happening in the two Dixie zones

Tonight’s Dixie Fire briefing meeting featured presentations from both the West zone and East zone of the fire – so…

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