Dixie Fire becomes largest in California history

A home is engulfed in flames as the Dixie fire rages on in Greenville, California, on Aug. 5, 2021. (Image credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Burning through parched fuel like matchsticks, the Dixie Fire in Northern California has mushroomed in size this week to become the largest single wildfire in the state’s history, according to news reports. 

The fire, which covers large parts of Butte and Plumas Counties, ignited around midnight on July 14 and has been raging ever since, fostered by the low humidity, high winds and already dried-up foliage, The Washington Post reported.

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