California Firefighters Continue Efforts to Contain Growing Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire burning in Northern California has burned at least 727,896 acres (1,137 square miles), officials said on August 23, as crews continued their battle against the blaze.

Footage posted by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department on August 23 shows firefighters on a mountain side as a fallen tree burns during their efforts to contain the wildfire.

According to previous posts, SBC Fire have been stationed on the west side of the Dixie Fire near the Lassen Volcanic National Park. Nearly half the park has been burned by the wildfire, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The fire, which has been burning since July 14, is at 40 percent containment, and evacuation orders and warnings have been issued for Plumas, Butty, Lassen, and Tehama counties, according to officials. Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department via Storyful

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