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The Dixie Fire reached 100% containment on October 26, 2021 with a total size of 963,309 acres including 73,240 acres within the park. View Questions & Answers about the Dixie Fire within the park.
Structures and Facilities
High-severity fire activity in the southeast portion of the park resulted in the loss or damage of 12 park structures. While significant, structure loss within the park was limited in part due to previous fire management efforts including fuel reduction and prescribed burn projects. This includes:
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Dixie Fire (DF) | Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP)
Full Suppression Strategy
Lassen Volcanic National Park, in unified command with USFS and CAL FIRE, is implementing a full suppression strategy. The park superintendent has authorized all firefighting tactical requests that have been made by the Incident Management Team. This has led to the use of numerous tools from the firefighting toolbox, including:
In addition to crews being brought in from other locations, park firefighters are also assigned to the incident, working on handcrews, a Branch Section Chief, Resource Advisors, and numerous other roles within the incident.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team initiated an assessment of the Dixie Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park on September 9. The interagency team includes specialists who are completing a rapid assessment of natural and cultural resources affected by the Dixie Fire. This includes recreation facilities, infrastructure, cultural resources, watershed and hydrology, fish and wildlife habitat, rare plants, and invasive species.
Soil Burn Severity
Soil burn severity for a portion of the park area affected by the Dixie Fire is available from the US Forest Service (USFS) Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program. The USFS BAER Phase 2 map indicates mostly low to moderate soil burn severity across the areas analyzed, including within the park.
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Last updated: November 22, 2021