Dixie Fire Burns Nearly 8,000 Acres Across Northern California

The 7,947-acre Dixie Fire burning in northern California’s Butte and Plumas counties reached seven percent containment on Friday, July 16, according to fire officials.

On Thursday, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order for parts of the county. An evacuation warning was in place for Butte County.

Footage filmed by Bryan Galea shows an aircraft drawing water out of a creek in Oroville creek. Additional footage shows fire crews along the California 70 highway where a smoke-filled sky is seen over the Feather River Canyon train bridge. Credit: Bryan Galea via Storyful