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‘We are in unchartered territory’: Over 5,000 firefighters tackle California’s second largest wildfire in state history

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a wildfire in northern California which has become the second largest in state history. The Dixie Fire has already destroyed nearly all of the historic Gold Rush town of Greenville and authorities warn it could take weeks to contain. There are currently 11 major wildfires burning in the state. Rescue […]

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Dixie Fire becomes largest burning wildfire in the United States as residents defy evacuation, threaten officials with guns

The Dixie fire has already engulfed an area larger than the size of New York City. It’s the largest current wildland blaze in the United States, and the third-largest in recorded California history, according to the state Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. Now spanning an area of 679 sq miles it’s just 21 per […]