New Evacuations for Dixie Fire

From KRCR:

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has issued another mandatory evacuation order, for the unpopulated area of Babcock Crossing, Elephants Playground, and Murdock Crossing areas.

This is evacuation zone PLU-31, which includes Antelope Lake and the area north east of Genesee Valley. While the area is unpopulated, anyone in the area should evacuate to the south, to the Holy Family Catholic Church at 108 Taylor Avenue in Portola.

The Dixie Fire has burned 554,816 acres as of Sunday morning, and remains 31% contained.

According to CAL FIRE, vegetation is extremely dry, and burning conditions are near critical. In the East Zone of the fire, the North Arm of Indian Valley remains a priority area for firefighters.

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