The Dixie Fire burns overnight July 14. Photo courtesy of CalFire Butte County

Dixie fire burning in steep terrain now 2,250 acres

The Dixie Fire which broke out a little more than 24 hours ago, at 7:29 a.m. above Cresta Dam in the Feather River Canyon, is now 2,250 acres and 0 percent contained.

The fire is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain, and firefighters are relying heavily on air attack. There are currently 350 personnel assigned to the fire, including 12 crews. The fire which broke out the near the footprint of the devastating 2018 Camp Fire is currently moving away from populated areas in Butte County and into forested areas of Plumas County. Evacuation warnings remain in place for Pulga and East Concow. Please refer to the Public Map on the Butte County Sheriff’s Office website, www.buttecounty.net/sheriff for further information, or call 833-512-5378.

The fire is  burning near Camp Creek and Dixie roads near Pulga and Jarbo. Camp Creek Road is closed.

Smoke from the Dixie Fire has impacted various areas in Plumas County including the Lake Almanor Basin.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and is under the jurisdiction of Cal Fire/Butte County.