California’s ‘Dixie Fire’ Devastated Hundreds of Rural Homes

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  • The largest single wildfire of California, ‘Dixie Fire’ destroyed hundreds of rural homes
  • Firefighters have cut down thousands of acres of new fire lines to prevent its spread
  • • Temperature likely to rise and the humidity is predicted to fall over the next few days

California: The devastating wildfire in California kept spreading across the forest lands on Tuesday, as fire troops struggled to protect the local households from its rage. The ‘Dixie Fire’, named after the road where it originated, has destroyed more than 1,000 buildings, which includes about 550 homes. A large part of the community of Greenville was reduced to ashes during a fierce run of flames last week. The fire also endangered various mountainous and small communities located in the northern portion of Sierra Nevada.

The firefighters have cut down thousands of acres of new fire lines to prevent the fire from spreading. Officials believe that the fire lines present on the blaze’s southern portion will control the fire but the absolute future of the wildfire remains unknown. “We don’t know where this fire is going to end and where it’s going to land. It continues to challenge us,” said Chris Carlton, supervisor for Plumas National Forest.

In the north-western side of the ‘Dixie Fire’, hundreds of homes remained in danger. Nevertheless, about 50% of the McFarland Fire was controlled. New evacuation orders were proclaimed on Monday, for people residing near the Monument Fire, which was only about 3% controlled.  South of the ‘Dixie Fire’, firefighters obstructed the further growth of the River Fire, which flared up last Wednesday in the vicinity of the community of Colfax.

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