WILDFIRES: Judge Continues Probing Into PG&E's Possible Role in Dixie FireU.S. District Judge William Alsup has repeatedly hammered PG&E for creating dangers with its fraying equipment, igniting some of the deadliest wildfires in California, causing so much death and destruction during 2017 and 2018 that the company negotiated more than $25 billion in settlements during a 17-month bankruptcy that ended last year.
Dixie Fire Threatens SETI Antenna Array Used to Search For Extraterrestrial LifeA set of radio telescope antennas used by the SETI Institute to scan the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life is being endangered by the massive Dixie Fire, according to officials.
Dixie Fire Update: Weather Continues to Help Effort to Contain Massive WildfireAs the still growing Dixie Fire continued to creep towards the 1 million acre mark Saturday, Cal Fire crews tried to take advantage of improving weather conditions to increase containment.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Make 13-Mile Run Though Old Station; Firefighters Challenged By 50-Foot FlamesWhile rain showers tamed the massive Dixie Fire along its southeastern edge, the erratic winds kicked up by the thundershowers whipped up a six-mile wide swath of the blaze north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, fueling a 13-mile run by a massive wall of flames.
Dixie Fire Update: New Evacuation Orders Issued in Lassen County as Firefight IntensifiesCal Fire announced new evacuation orders in Lassen County early Thursday evening as the massive Dixie Fire continued to rip through the forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Firefighters Hold Caldor, Dixie Fires In Check; Newly Arrived Hot Shot Teams Bolster Fire Lines For the first time in nearly two months, the raging flames of Northern California's two megafires -- the Caldor Fire in Tahoe and the Dixie Fire in Plumas County -- showed little growth overnight as firefighters gained containment of the two blazes that have burned more than 1,720 square miles.
Dixie Fire: Firefight Along Highway 395; Flames Surge Into Sugar Fire Burn Scar; Structures Burned In Dixie ValleyShifting winds overnight slowed the advance of the Dixie Fire as flames roared toward homes in the Dixie Valley in Plumas County early Tuesday, but the wildfire made an aggressive run down the escarpment on the southeastern edge of the blaze across Highway 395, shutting down the freeway for several hours.
Dixie Fire: Flames Quickly Advance In Dixie Valley; 'Structures Lost' In Firefight; Blaze Grows To 910,495 AcresFirefighters battled to save homes from Dixie Fire's unrelenting wall of flames in the Dixie Valley early Monday as the wildfire continued its southeastern march into the massive burn scar left over from July's Beckwourth Complex fire.
Dixie Fire: Tearful Return To Greenville; Firefighter Dies; Flames Advance Toward Dixie ValleyResidents were overcome with emotions and tears flowed freely Saturday as they returned to the burned-out remains of Greenville, shifting through the piles of rubble that were once their homes for any cherish memento that survived the onslaught of the devastating Dixie Fire.
Dixie Fire Update: Firefight On Escarpment Near Highway 395; 'This Fire Moves Even When There Is No Wind' Firefighters battled the ever-expanding Dixie Fire Friday along the blaze's eastern edge as flames continued to burn through bone-dry forest and grasslands, advancing to within a half mile of the massive burn scar left over from the Sugar Fire that was a part of July's Beckwourth Complex blaze.
Fires Prompt Air District To Extend Air Quality Advisory Through Labor Day WeekendDue to wildfires burning across Northern California, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended an Air Quality Advisory into the Labor Day holiday weekend.