A Dixon Fire crew is in en route to the Swede Fire in Butte County.
As of about 2AM this morning, Dixon assembled their four-man brush truck crew, traveling with five other countywide engine crews, to the southeast Oroville area, where the inferno has consumed 2,000 acres as of Monday morning.
“We anticipate the crews will be at the Swede Fire until the fire has reached a comfortably maintained level, then most likely move to one of the many fires that are now popping up around the State, sparked from thunderstorms,” says Chief Aaron McAlister.
As highlighted in a Patch inside look story, nearly one-year ago, Wildland firefighting is no easy job, and it is done in addition to normal local duties.
“I want to make sure that our community knows, our day to day operations are not affected, we will continue to maintain normal staffing levels within the City,” added McAlister.
The Dixon Chief added that we are currently experiencing red flag warnings in Solano County, and cautious attention should be given to fire hazards.