Map: Dixie Fire evacuations and perimeter
Residents and campers were ordered to leave an area of Plumas County including Lake Davis.
Seven weeks after it ignited, the Dixie Fire is still forcing new evacuations in the northern Sierra Nevada.
On Monday, residents and campers were ordered to leave an area of Plumas County including Lake Davis as the southeastern flank of the fire burned along the Red Clover Creek watershed and past Mount Ingalls.
Fifty miles away, strong winds increased activity in the northern part of the fire, near Silver Lake, and flames came within three miles of Highway 44. The Crater Mountain area, north of the highway, is now under an evacuation order.
The Monday night report from the Forest Service fire managers put Dixie at 777,741 acres (1,215 square miles) with 48% containment.
Evacuation orders are gradually being lifted on the fire’s western side. The immediate Lake Almanor area has been repopulated, as has the Feather River Canyon and the Bucks Lake area.
The approximate evacuation area is shown in orange on the map above. For updates and more detail, including warning areas, see the official map embedded below.
Dixie, California’s second-largest wildfire on record, was reported on July 13 along Highway 70 just north of the scar of the 2018 Camp Fire. Its cause is under investigation.
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