Evacuations Ordered as Dixie Fire Grows to Almost 5,000 Acres in Northern California

Evacuations were ordered in California’s Butte County as a wildfire grew to almost 5,000 acres on July 15.

The Dixie Fire was only 7 percent contained by Thursday evening and had over 500 personnel fighting it, according to Cal Fire.

This timelapse video from an AlertWildfire camera shows the blaze growing from Flea Mountain, near Chico. Credit: AlertWildfire via Storyful

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