Dixie Fire Grows In Lassen Park

New Shasta County evacuations have been ordered for the Dixie Fire affecting Hat Creek Rim east to the Shasta County line and south of Highway 44. There are no homes in that area, but nearby residents are told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Highway 44 is closed at the junction with Highway 89 at Old Station. The Dixie was active through Lassen Park Wednesday. On the east side, crews have been building a line above Taylorsville, running hose line to every house in the community. The Dixie burned another 5,000 acres overnight, now at more than 747,000 acres, with 45% containment. Well over 700 homes are confirmed destroyed, along with hundreds of commercial and other structures. 12,000 remain threatened. 3 firefighters have been injured. Around 5,800 personnel are working the Dixie Fire. It started in the Feather River canyon July 13th, apparently from a PG&E equipment failure. A community meeting will be held at the Fire Department in Old Station on Saturday at 3 o’clock