Firefighters battled to contain the Dixie Fire in northern California as the blaze grew to 244,888 acres on August 1.
Fire behavior was expected to worsen as dry conditions and persistent winds affected the wildfire. Around 5,563 fire personnel were attending to the fire.
This video from July 30 shows fire crews in the community of Rush Creek in Plumas County dealing with the Dixie Fire’s front and spot fires. Cabins around Rush Creek were protected by control lines, a report from firefighting authorities from August 1 said. Credit: San Luis Obispo City Fire Dept via Storyful