The Dixie Fire has become the largest single (non-complex) wildfire in the history of California. PG&E found a tree leaning on a power line next to the fire’s ignition point, and has acknowledged that it its equipment may have started the fire and it will probably face financial losses connected to the fire. An illegal drone appeared over the fire on the first day, forcing helicopter operations to temporarily cease, and this may have played a role in the fire burning out of control.
The fire is currently burning land in Butte, Lassen, Plumas and Tehama Counties, and, unfortunately, the path it will continue to move in is unknown and unpredictable. Thousands of structures have been destroyed and tens of thousands of structures are threatened by the fire, as is the town of Susanville, with a population of almost 18,000 people. The fire has burned hundreds of thousands of acres of land, destroyed the towns of Greenville and Canyondam, and smoke from the fire has caused unhealthy air as far west as Utah and Colorado.
You may be wondering what to do if you live near the Dixie Fire. You may be wondering if you need to evacuate; you may be wondering how to evacuate safely, and where to. There are a lot of unknowns right now for people living near the fire, and with unknowns comes stress.
To help alleviate some of this stress and answer some of your questions, we’ve compiled some helpful resources for those living close to the fire. The resources include apps which can alert you of evacuation orders, official government guidance regarding how to safely prepare for and execute an evacuation, a real-time map of the Dixie Fire, places to discuss the Dixie Fire and CAL FIRE’s official Dixie Fire page, which has up-to-date statistics and evacuation orders:
- CodeRed Mobile App
- FEMA Mobile App
- Ready.gov: Make A Plan
- Ready.gov: Evacuation
- Readv.gov: Build A Kit
- Dixie Fire Map
- Facebook: Plumas County Sheriff’s Office
- Facebook: U.S. Forest Service-Plumas National Forest
- Facebook: Dixie Fire (Group)
- CAL FIRE: Dixie Fire
If you’ve had property damaged or destroyed by the Dixie Fire, you may be eligible to recover compensation for it in a Dixie Fire lawsuit against PG&E. Call us today at 800-718-4658 for a free consultation or text us on this page.