'God Bless America' Sign Billows in Wind as Wildfire Rips Through Californian Town

The Dixie Fire, the largest wildfire in California, destroyed homes and businesses in a mountain town in Plumas County late on August 4.

This footage, by Craig Philpott, shows a “God Bless America” sign blowing as the fire burns in Greenville.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the town’s main street was gutted.

Mandatory evacuation orders were in place after the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office had warned residents they were in “imminent danger”.

By Wednesday, the Dixie Fire had grown to 274,139 acres and was 35 percent contained.

A Red Flag Warning was in place in the county until the evening of August 5, with officials warning of hot, dry, and windy conditions. Credit: Craig Philpott via Storyful

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