Some Dixie Fire areas changed from order to warning

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office changed the  following areas from a Mandatory Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Warning:

Caribou Rd north to the Humbug Rd and Humboldt Rd intersection This includes Belden Reservoir and Butt Valley Reservoir [PLU Zone 3]

The community of Seneca south to Hwy70 [PLU Zone 4A] Round Valley Reservoir, Dixie Canyon, Indian Falls [PLU Zone 11]

UPDATED Evacuation Zone MAP: community.zonehaven.com

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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.

When residents do return to burned areas, it is important to follow protocols for re-entry provided by Plumas County Environmental Health. Only those with residence in the area should enter at this time. For more information visit plumascounty.us/2868/Dixie-Fire-Information

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.

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.