The fire has burned 960,470 acres
2: 22 p.m. PDT Sept. 14, 2021
The Dixie Fire that started on Tuesday, July 13 has now burned 960,470 acres. Although there is minimal fire activity, visible smoke is increasing as the weather gets warmer and dryer. According to the incident management team, unburned vegetation islands near the line continue flare up and pose control problems due to the limited firefighting resources.
. Nearly all the perimeter has an established fireline. There are a few relatively small stretches where it does not exist according to the September 14 map prepared by the Incident Management Team. It is possible it may not be needed in all locations.
A satellite overflight at 2: 29 a.m. PDT September 14 found few large heat sources. The satellite sensors can’t see small heat sources from hundreds of miles above Earth. This is why firefighters are forced to use their hands and feel the backs of their hands as they attempt to extinguish all hot spots within hundreds of feet.
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. View all posts by Bill Gabbert
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