Dixie fire: 10,000 buildings threatened as largest US wildfire tears through northern California | Climate crisis in the American west | The Guardian
Blaze spans 679 square miles and is just 21% contained, with smoke spreading across central California and western Nevada
People living in the scenic forestlands of northern California were facing a weekend of fear as huge wildfires threatened to reduce thousands of homes to ashes.
The Dixie fire, which has been raging for three weeks and incinerated much of the gold rush-era town of Greenville this week was threatening more than 10,000 buildings in the northern Sierra Nevada. It had engulfed an area larger than the size of New York City.
It was the largest current wild-land blaze in the nation and the third-largest in recorded California history, according to the state department of fire and forestry protection.