UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: Operations Section Chief Mike Wink presented a good overall description of the fire this morning. The fire on the north left shoulder has reached Humbug Meadow. Continuing east to Butt Lake, the fire has reached the lake’s edge. A fire that spotted over the lake has been put out.
Down toward Caribou Road, the fire is in the Caribou drainage, but crews are making progress..
The spot fire at Eagle Rock, which forced advisory evacuations last night, has grown to 300 acres in inaccessible territory, but firefighters are trying to box it in with an air attack and ground crews where possible. The fire is within one-quarter mile of high tension power lines, and the goal is to protect them. Though they are currently providing power, it could become an issue later today.
Crews are putting direct line around Bucks Lake and Meadow Valley. They are also opening up the dozer lines from last year’s Bear Fire (part of the North Complex).
Original story: This morning July 22 the Dixie Fire is 103,910 acres and remains 17 percent contained. It continues to threaten a number of communities. Perhaps because the Dixie Fire is so widespread and it’s difficult to share specific information, fire officials are keeping their briefings just that: brief.
The latest evacuation warnings can be seen in the Sheriff’s bulletin below and by clicking here.