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Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire

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avatar Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire
August 25, 2021 12:54PM
Mineral, CA – An emergency closure is in place for the entirety of Lassen Volcanic National Park due to the Dixie Fire, which is active in the remote eastern side of the park.

“The temporary closure ensures firefighters have unimpeded access to all areas of the park,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “The park’s current priorities are to ensure the immediate evacuation of visitors and to protect facilities along the park highway and in the Manzanita Lake and Mineral Headquarters areas.”

Information about the Dixie Fire is available on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/. Information is also available via the Dixie Fire Information line at +1 530 538-7826 and Media line at +1 530 588-0845. Lassen Volcanic National Park will not provide separate communications about Dixie Fire activity within the park.

Visitors and residents are encouraged to follow county evacuation warnings and orders. Evacuation warnings and orders are currently in place in Plumas County (southeast quarter of the park) and Tehama County (southwest quarter of the park). View the evacuation map for Plumas County at https://tinyurl.com/ydrapp24 and Lassen County at https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8. Evacuations may also be added for Lassen County (northeast quarter of the park) and Shasta County (northwest corner of the park).

Evacuees should check for fire-related highway closures at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/. Current closures include Highway 36E between Childs Meadow and A17 in Westwood.
Re: Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire
August 25, 2021 02:49PM
Just so sad. Everything east of the highway through the park looks like it has burned: Bumpass Hell, Kings Creek Falls, Summit Lake, plus the whole eastern half of the park: Juniper Lake, Drakesbad, Horseshoe Lake....Caribou Wilderness...and a half a million other acres.



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avatar Re: Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire
August 27, 2021 10:30AM
Some good news at least: it sounds like Bumpass Hell (and the new boardwalk) pretty much ecaped unscathed. And the Drakesbad Guest Ranch is still standing, too.
Re: Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire
August 28, 2021 03:58AM
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