Firefighters continued work to contain the Dixie Fire burning in California as the National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for the area for September 9-10.
Thunderstorms and “strong outflow winds” were forecast for the region through to Friday.
Officials said the blaze had burned over 922,500 acres by Wednesday night, with containment at 59 percent.
Lassen National Forest posted this footage showing a helicopter dropping retardant over the flames. Credit: Lassen National Forest via Storyful