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Crews Continue Mopping Up Dixie Fire, Some Monument Fire Evacuations Remain

The Dixie Fire is holding at 963,309 acres, and remains at 94% containment. Small pockets of vegetation are still burning within the perimeter but the fire is not expected to grow any larger. Mop up continues in the Old Station area. A forest closure remains in effect for parts of the Lassen National Forest. 1,329 structures were destroyed in the Dixie Fire, which was likely sparked by PG&E equipment July 13th in the Feather River Canyon.

The Monument Fire is 72% contained after burning 223,000 acres. Evacuations remain in effect for East Fork Road north of Barney Gulch and Hobo Gulch Road. Warnings remain in effect for many other areas. Highway 299 is still under one-way traffic control from 7AM to 7PM. A pilot car is escorting traffic through every one and a half hours on weekdays and at the top of every hour on weekends. Escorts run continuously overnight with delays of up to 40 minutes.