Dixie Fire Ravages Town in Northern California

The largest wildfire burning in California destroyed homes and businesses as it ripped through the town of Greenville in Plumas County late on August 4.

This footage, by Craig Philpott, shows flames from the Dixie Fire burning behind homes.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported the fire gutted the town’s historic main street, leaving piles of rubble.

Mandatory evacuation orders were in place and the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office had warned residents that they were in “imminent danger” from the fire in the hours before flames surrounded the area.

By Wednesday, the Dixie Fire had grown to 274,139 acres and was 35 percent contained.

A Red Flag Warning was in place in the county until the evening of August 5, with officials warning of hot, dry, and windy conditions. Credit: Craig Philpott via Storyful

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