By Plumas News
The nightly incident command team meeting held tonight, Aug. 7, lasted about 45 minutes and included some new information, but most of the recaps for the actual firefighting efforts were reiterations from this morning’s presentations from the East and West zones. That’s because with another day of inversion, fire behavior was moderate, and crews chipped away at building containment lines and doing structure preparation.
Most of the speakers reiterated their appreciation for all of the agencies involved, the firefighters, and the public, and their empathy for all of those impacted by the Dixie Fire.
However there were some developments of note:
Four firefighters were injured last evening when a limb fell on them while fighting the fire. Three have been released and one remains in the hospital recovering from his injuries.
Many of tonight’s speakers discussed the ferocity, as well as the capriciousness of this fire. (Not their exact words, but what they want the public to know is that this fire is not done burning, and as it demonstrated on Aug. 4 in Greenville, and then again in Canyon Dam, it can defy the best laid plans of the fire management teams.)
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