Sheriff downgrades more areas from mandatory to a warning in Almanor/Indian Valley areas

 

At 3 p.m. today, Sept. 1, the Plumas County Sheriff has reduced the following areas to an Evacuation Warning:

●  Manzanita Mtn. Echo Lake areas. North of Hwy 36 [PLU Zone 38 A]

●  Swain Mtn, Echo Lake, Star Butte area [PLU Zone 39]

●  Sifford Mountain, North Stover Mountain [PLU Zone 40]

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●  North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley, from upper Williams Valley and upper Pecks Valley east to include all portions of North Valley Rd and Diamond Mtn. Rd. [PLU Zone 13]

●  Peters Creek Area, North Arm [PLU Zone 18A/B]

The Warner Valley area will remain under Mandatory Evacuation Order, until Phase One hazardous clean up is completed.

Updated Evacuation Zone map: community.zonehaven.com

*Residents should evaluate their own circumstances when determining if they will return home.

Water: Please consult your water district authority for information on drinking water quality.

Essential services: Will likely be delayed in starting back up again. There remains potential risk of intermittent power outages for the remainder of this fire.

While we understand evacuated residents are understandably eager to get back to their homes and properties, the Dixie Fire is still active, and the public must remain out of Mandatory Evacuation Order zones until the orders are downgraded to warnings or lifted. There are also several health and safety hazards in affected areas that must be mitigated prior to reentry. Please do not attempt to enter restricted areas until evacuation orders are lifted. You can determine your zone and see evacuation status by entering your address on the evacuation map located at: community.zonehaven.com

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In the burn area, you will encounter dangerous conditions and will be exposed to toxic materials that may include but are not limited to: Embers /hot ash, Hazardous materials, including: ash, asbestos, heavy metals, oils, fire retardants, pesticides and other hazardous materials, Puncture hazards, including: broken pipes, exposed nails, broken glass, damaged structural elements, Potential explosive hazards including: propane tanks, ammunition, and solvents, Slippery surfaces, Toxic airborne particles, Uneven ground and Unstable structures. We strongly suggest no habitation of destroyed property until property is declared clear of hazardous waste and structural ash and debris by Plumas County Environmental Health.

Roadway Conditions: Caltrans District 2 would like to remind residents returning to their properties that emergency work is underway in several areas on State Route 89 and State Route 70 due to damage from the Dixie Fire. Delays range from 1 to 2 hours depending on the location. To get the most up-to-date information on closures and delays, please visit QuickMap.dot.ca.gov

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Please note area National Forest closures remain in effect.

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

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