Containment grew to 94% early Thursday on the Dixie Fire as residents whose homes were destroyed by flames over the more than 2 months the massive blaze burned across five counties in the eastern Sierra struggled with the daily battle of recovering from their loss.
The fire’s burn zone stood at 963,276 acres Thursday with 1,329 structures destroyed including hundreds of homes in the devastated communities of Greenville and Canyondam. But there was a ray of hope for the families who lost their homes.
Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbed aboard a motorhome Wednesday complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational vehicle, appropriately called Residency.
In the distance, above hills dotted with sagebrush, smoke billows from the second-largest wildfire in California history.