Mandatory evacuation order lifted in Greenville area

The Plumas County Sheriff announced that the mandatory evacuation order for the following area has been lifted:

● Greenville area including Wolf Creek Road, Hideaway Road, Round Valley Road, Williams Valley Road and south to Stampfli Lane including Pioneer Road and Forgay Road. [PLU Zone 014]

These areas were deemed safe from active fire and hazard trees, though residents should stay alert of changing conditions.

Remember the fire is still active within the burned area and you may see spots of smoke. Fire personnel will still be actively working the interior and edges of the fire. Expect to see hotspots for some time. Do not call 911 to report unless there is an immediate threat to life or property.

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Be vigilant to weather and wind conditions and take any future orders seriously, should they change.

Just because the flames are out doesn’t mean the danger is over. Damaged trees/terrain and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. DO NOT put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring.

While returning home and while fire personnel remain in the area use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.

The community of Taylorsville still remains under a mandatory evacuation.

National forest closures remain in effect.

Though the area is deemed accessible, critical infrastructure has been severely interrupted. Please pay close attention to the following:

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●  Power has been restored

●  No internet or landline phone service (this may affect your ability to call 911!)

●  Cell towers should be fully functional

●  Local fire and medical services are available in the valley – the ambulance will be stationed in, and be responding from, Taylorsville. Please remember fire services have been displaced as well as personnel

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● THERE IS CURRENTLY NO POTABLE/DRINKABLE WATER!

  •  No gas stations
  •  No pharmacy or ability to refill prescriptions
  • Food services will be delayed – Evergreen Market is working to reopen as soon as possible, however, Gigi’s Market in Crescent Mills is open
  • Other essential services could be delayed as well

Plumas County is providing the following information to victims of the fire:

Residents with unaffected structures may inhabit them.

Anyone accessing burned properties should use extreme caution and are highly discouraged from disturbing ash or burned debris. Doing so is hazardous to health and could disqualify the parcel from government assistance to clean the site. The sifting phase should occur in the next few weeks – please be patient.

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The hazard and warning notices are provided for review and action on the county website under “Returning Home”:

  • Danger – Hazardous Area – Enter at Your Own Risk
  • Advisory Against Disturbing Burn Ash on Destroyed Property
  • Health and Safety Precautions for Re-Entry and Debris Removal After Fire

“Phase I” clearances of Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are not complete for many properties. Please refer to the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website to determine which properties are cleared here

For more information visit https://www.plumascounty.us/2868/Dixie-Fire-Information and follow the county Facebook.