Dixie Fire Grows to Over 578,000 Acres, With Red-Flag Warnings in Place

California’s Dixie Fire had grown to over 578,000 acres by the early hours of Tuesday, August 17, with 31 percent containment, according to the latest incident information.

Red-flag warnings for critical fire conditions were in effect on Monday, and were to remain in place until 11 pm on August 17, as strong southwesterly winds and high temperatures were expected.

This footage shows activity in the fire’s west zone.

The wildfire is the largest single-source wildfire in California’s history, and has been burning since July 13.

Officials gave August 30 as the estimated containment date. Credit: @firefighter_california via Storyful

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