Dixie Fire in Northern California Measures Over 940 Square Miles

The Dixie Fire in Northern California had reached 604,511 acres (about 945 square miles) in size by Tuesday morning, August 17, officials said.

This video taken by atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau shows flames illuminating the sky in Northern California on Monday night, August 16. New mandatory evacuation orders were issued in Lassen County on Monday as the fire continued to grow.

Officials said the fire burning across Butte, Plumas, Lassen, and Tehama counties was 31 percent contained as of August 17. Credit: Neil Lareau via Storyful

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