Town Center Gutted by Dixie Fire in Northern California

The Dixie Fire, the largest wildfire in California, destroyed homes and businesses in a mountain town in Plumas County late on August 4.

This footage, by Craig Philpott, shows the severe damage caused in the center of the town of Greenville.

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

Mandatory evacuation orders were in place after the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office had warned residents they were in “imminent danger”.

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. Credit: Craig Philpott via Storyful

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