California’s Dixie Fire Grows to Over 725K Acres, Fire Activity Fueled by Drought Conditions

The Dixie Fire in California has grown to over 725,000 acres and officials have pointed to drought conditions as the reason for the fire’s increased activity.

Data posted on the national wildfire incident system, InciWeb, shows that the Dixie Fire has burned 725,822 acres and is currently 40 percent contained.

The Dixie Fire has grown by nearly 25,000 acres over the past weekend as on Friday, officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said that it burned at least 700,630 acres.

In an update for the Dixie Fire’s West Zone on Sunday, Cal Fire officials said “Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions.”

The update continued, “Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fuel conditions are much worse than previous years and along with wind is causing much greater fire spread. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting and active nighttime burning.”

The Dixie Fire was first reported by officials on July 14 and has continued to grow since. It is now burning across three different California counties: Butte, Plumas and Shasta.

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