Fresh Evacuation Orders as California's Dixie Fire Continues to Grow

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office issued fresh evacuation orders on Monday, August 16, as California’s devastating Dixie Fire continued to grow.

The fire was recorded at over 578,000 acres by the early hours of 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.

San Jose State University’s Fire Weather Research Laboratory said this footage, posted on August 16, was recorded south of Janesville, in Lassen County.

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: SJSU FireWeatherLab via Storyful

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