Dixie Fire (CA) (Wildfire)

Dixie Fire West Zone – Fire activity was active during the evening with spotting and rollout. Fire behavior on the Dixie Fire is expected to increase due to drying conditions. Fire continues to move towards control lines burning unburned interior islands and ridges. Most expected growth will be to the West towards Butte Meadows. Strong upper level ridging will bring warm and dry conditions to the area through Friday with well above normal temperatures and worsening overnight relative humidity recovery. Isolated thunderstorms today should stay well East of the fire area over the Sierra Mountains. Crews will continue to construct direct and indirect line to secure the fire perimeter, construct contingency lines in both zones, and provide structure defense in communities at risk. Dixie Fire East Zone – Smoke levels varied over the fire yesterday evening, with the smoke clearing through much of the East Zone but remaining persistent in some drainages and valleys. Hot and dry weather…

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