No New Growth Reported On The Dixie Fire

There’s been no reported growth on the Dixie Fire, still 963,300 acres and 90% contained. Weekend rains along with high overnight humidity levels provided significant help to firefighters, but the shift in winds, which are gusty and dryer as they’re coming from the north, may rekindle some of the activity. Most evacuations have been lifted in Shasta County and Plumas County, and highway 44 has reopened to one-way traffic control into Lassen County. Fire is still very active in the Devil’s Punchbowl, and structure protection continues for Genesee, Dixie Valley, Lake Davis, Milford and Taylorsville. A firefighter on the Dixie Fire died of an illness and 3 others have been injured. More than 1,300 structures were destroyed. PG&E equipment is believed to be responsible for starting the fire two months ago.