Dixie Fire reaches Butt Valley Reservoir

Continues to spread north and east, 8 miles south of the Chester Airport

 Updated at 9:39 a.m. PDT July 22, 2021

Map of the Dixie Fire
Map of the Dixie Fire. The white line was the perimeter at the end of the day on July 21. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite at 3:48 a.m. July 22, 2021.

The Dixie Fire in Northern California burned up to the Butt Valley Reservoir and grew closer to Highway 89. A mapping flight Wednesday night found that it was 5 miles southwest of Lake Almanor, 8 miles south of the Chester Airport, and was still 13 miles northeast of Paradise.

We have two maps of the Dixie Fire today. The wide view or vicinity map, is above, and below is a zoomed-in version, plus a satellite photo.

(To see all articles on Wildfire Today about the Dixie Fire, including the most recent, click HERE.)

CAL FIRE said Thursday morning that it has burned 103,910 acres, an increase of about 12,000 acres in 24 hours. Strong winds Wednesday night helped keep the fire active. The agency’s website for fire information was down for a while at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday but was back up later.

Satellite photo Dixie Fire
Satellite photo of smoke from the Dixie Fire at 6:46 p.m. July 21, 2021. NASA, GOES 17.

Evacuations are in effect — the Butte County Sheriff’s Office has a link to the details.

Eight structures have been destroyed. Resources assigned Wednesday evening including 22 helicopters, 337 engines, 83 dozers, 55 water tenders, and 71 crews for a total of 3,919 personnel.

Map of the Dixie Fire
Map of the Dixie Fire. The white line was the perimeter at the end of the day on July 21. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite at 3:48 a.m. July 22, 2021.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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