The Dixie Fire, which has ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres in Northern California and leveled the town of Greenville, has become the second largest fire in state history. Of the ten fires with the widest acreage devastation in recorded California history, seven have taken place in the past three years. On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou, Nevada and Plumas Counties. We’ll provide the latest updates on Northern California’s fires, how the state is responding and what lies ahead.
Dixie Fire 2rd Largest in California History
A firefighter surveys a destroyed downtown during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California on Aug. 5, 2021. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Scott Rodd, reporter, Capital Public Radio
Meg Upton, resident of Greenville, CA; reporter, Feather Publishing
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