Dixie Fire Update: Taylorsville Threatened By Stubborn Spot Fire; Firefighting Drones To Be DeployedFire crews battling the massive Dixie Fire burning across five Northern California counties will be using drones to drop fire balls from the sky to help keep flames from reaching the community of Taylorsville.
Dixie Fire Update: Spot Fires Plague Firefighters; Fire Lines Fortified Outside Taylorsville; 750K Acres Burned A small army of hundreds of firefighters and equipment were deployed in the Genesee Valley Wednesday, preparing for a firefight with the massive Dixie Fire as it approaches the Plumas County communities of Quincy and Taylorsville.
Dixie Fire Update: Flames Advancing Toward Taylorsville, East Quincy; Anxiety High Among Local Residents A small army of hundreds of firefighters and equipment were deployed in the Genesee Valley Wednesday, preparing for a firefight with the massive Dixie Fire as it approaches the Plumas County communities of Quincy and Taylorsville.
Firefighters Believe Wandering Emaciated Bear Cub 'Smokey' Was Orphaned In Dixie FireFirefighters are keeping an eye on a lone, emaciated bear cub that may have lost its mother to the country’s largest wildfire now burning in Northern California.
Dixie Fire Update: New Mandatory Evacuations Issued for Area Near GreenvilleThe still growing Dixie Fire in Plumas County forced a new round of evacuations Monday after jumping containment lines and threatening the community of Greenville, according to authorities.
Dixie Fire: Thundershowers, Downdrafts Whip Up Flames; Ash Fall 'Looks Like It's Snowing In Quincy' Strong downdrafts and pop-up thundershowers slowed progress over the weekend on the stubborn eastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire as the blaze grew to 244,888 acres in rural Butte and Plumas counties with 32 percent containment.
Cal Fire Deploys 'Aerial Firing' Drones To Battle Dixie Fire; Blaze Destroys At Least 34 Homes; Grows To 217,581 AcresCal Fire has been deploying drones armed with 'aerial firing devices' igniting backfires in the battle to halt the advancing flames of the Dixie Fire, which had grown to 217,581 acres and was 23 percent contained early Wednesday.
Dixie Fire Tops 200,000 Acres; Erratic Weather 'Pushing Around Our Crews'Erratic weather conditions stoked the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties overnight, with the area burned now topping 200,000 acres Tuesday.
Wind-Whipped Plumas National Forest Wildfire Chars 68 Square MilesA massive wildfire in a remote area of California's gold country grew overnight to more than 68 square miles, officials said Monday.
Child Neglect, Torture Case Leads To Discovery Of 2 Kids' Bodies In Redding Storage Unit; 2 ArrestedThe investigation into a child torture case has led to the discovery of two children's bodies inside a Redding storage unit along with a severely injured young girl, police said.