Dixie Fire: Firefighters Now Using Existing Control Lines From Previous Wildfires

  • Source: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento
  • Published: 07/21/2021 09:53 AM

The Dixie Fire burning in Butte County has now grown to 85,479 acres as of Wednesday morning, Cal Fire reports. Containment still stands at 15 percent, the number it has been stuck at since the weekend. Firefighters reported that the wildfire remained active overnight. Cal Fire says the wildfire is continuing to move northeast, with 2-3 miles of area possibly being burned. Existing control lines from the previous Bear and Chips fires are helping firefighters, as the Dixie Fire is now well established in that previous burn scar. Several evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect in both Butte and Lassen counties.


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