The Dixie fire grew another 100,000 acres over the weekend. It’s now grown to 490,000 acres in four California counties. Containment remains at 21%.
The fire has destroyed 404 structures across four counties; Plumas, Butte, Tehama and Lassen counties. More than 5,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, including a four-man crew from Paso Robles fire department.
Fire chief Jonothan Stornetta sent a second crew up last week. The first spent crew about two weeks at the Dixie fire working 24 hours on, and 24 hours off. They returned early last week, then another crew went to fight the Dixie fire.
Since it began July 13th, the Dixie fire has burned nearly one half million acres. It’s the second largest wildfire in state history. Last year, the August Complex fire burned over one million acres.