UPDATED 8:20 p.m: According to the Dixie Incident Update, as of 7 p.m. the fire was still 1,200 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s in steep, inaccessible terrain, and firefighters are relying heavily on air attack.
UPDATED 11:22 a.m.: The Dixie Fire is now reported to be 1,200 acres and has crossed over into Plumas County.
UPDATED 9:40 a.m.: The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation warning for the Pulga and East Concow areas due to a wildfire burning in the area.
Original story: For residents of the Feather River Canyon and Paradise, a new fire — the Dixie Fire, which is burning near Camp Creek and Dixie roads near Pulga and Jarbo — brings up memories of the 2018 devastating Camp Fire. As of this morning the fire is 500 acres and zero percent contained.
According to Cal Fire-Butte County, five engine companies, two fire crews, three water trucks and their crews, three volunteer companies, two bulldozers, two air tanker planes, one helicopter and four overhead personnel are fighting the fire for a total of 58 personnel.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.