UPDATE: Winds Stoke Massive, Still-Growing Dixie Fire in Northern CaliforniaErratic winds and the potential for dry lightning added to the challenges facing firefighters battling the Dixie Fire, the largest wildfire currently burning in California.
Dixie Fire Paramedics Staying At Redding Hotel Rescue Boy From Drowning At Hotel's PoolA group of paramedics - including some from the Bay Area - assigned to the Dixie Fire jumped into action during an emergency right at their hotel they were staying at in Redding over the weekend.
Dixie Fire: Thick Smoke Layer Gives Beleaguered Firefighters A Break; Indian Falls Devastated As Dixie, Fly Fire Merge There was little remaining of several homes in the Plumas County community of Indian Falls except piles for smoldering rubble Monday, a grim reminder of the desperate weekend firefight waged when the Dixie and Fly wildfires merged.
Evacuations Expand as Firefighters Battle Merged Dixie, Fly Fires Near Lake AlmanorFueled by tinder-dry trees and brush, a wall of flames from the raging Dixie Fire roared through the Plumas County town of Indian Falls Saturday evening, leaving a destructive path of charred vehicles, burned homes and shattered dreams.
Dixie Fire Update: Firefighters Wage Desperate Fight At Greenville Wye ; Homes Burn In Indian Falls The wind-whipped flames of the Dixie Fire forced firefighters to retreat to safety Saturday afternoon as the towering blaze jumped among the tree tops, roaring into Indian Valley, burning homes and forcing residents living near Taylorsville to flee to safety.
Dixie Fire Update: Extreme Fire Conditions Along East Zone; Flames 'Running Through The Crowns'While fire crews battled flames advancing toward Jonesville on the northeastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire early Saturday, their counterparts along the eastern edge were confronted with "borderline extreme fire behavior" as the blaze grew to 181,289 acres.
Dixie Fire Update: Wildfire Grows To 181,289 Acres; Flames Threatening Twain and QuincyThe Dixie Fire that raged through bone-dry timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties grew to 167,430 acres by Friday night, according to Cal Fire officials.
California Wildfires: Smoke Could Impact Bay Area Air Quality Starting Sunday NightBay Area skies have remained largely free of wildfire smoke so far this fire season, but that could all change starting Sunday evening.
Dixie Fire Update: New Mandatory Evacuations in Plumas County; Blaze Explodes Into 113,000-Acre MegafireSeveral new mandatory evacuation orders were issued in Plumas County Thursday as the Dixie Fire continued its explosive growth.
Dixie Fire Update: Flames Race Up Feather River Canyon; Towering Pyrocumulus Cloud Stirs Up Erratic WeatherA wall of flames fueled by erratic winds and clouds of embers raced up the Feather River overnight through the Plumas County communities of Belden and Rich Bar as the Dixie Fire grew to over 61,000 acres and was just 15 percent contained.
UPDATE: Dixie Fire Grows to 40,500 Acres; Blown PG&E Power Line Fuses May Have Started BlazeBlown fuses on a Pacific Gas and Electric power line are being looked at a possible cause of the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties that has exploded in size to 40,500 acres as of Monday evening.