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Dixie Fire perimeter and evacuations, August 18

Update: Click here for the most recent report on the Dixie Fire.

The Mandatory Evacuation Zone for the Dixie Fire has been extended in both directions, from the town of Mineral in the west to the edge of Susanville in the east.

The Friday morning report from Forest Service fire officials estimated Dixie’s area at 700,630 acres (1,095 square miles), with 35% containment.

The last perimeter map shows an eastern arm of the fire within 6 miles of Susanville. A 24,000 acre spot fire skipped Highway 395 in Honey Lake.

On its western side, a localized fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park merged with the main fire and burned on both Highways 89 and 36.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said 1,208 structures were destroyed by the blaze. Click here for a searchable map showing the condition of buildings in the fire area.

The approximately 1,900 square mile evacuation zone in Plumas, Tehama, Shasta and Lassen counties is shown by the orange border on the map above, and in more detail – including warning zones – on the official county map at the bottom of this article.

Dixie, now California’s second-largest wildfire on record, was reported on July 13 along Highway 70 just north of the scar from the 2018 campfire. Its cause is the subject of discussion. investigation.