California’s fast-moving Dixie Fire has burned more than 635-thousand acres with just 33 percent containment.
Cal Fire reports more than 12-hundred structures including homes have been destroyed, while another 16-thousand are threatened in the Feather River Canyon.
The Dixie Fire is now the 14th most destructive wildfire in state history, as California endures extreme fire activity.
Red Flag Warnings are in effect across much of Northern California, due to gusty winds and low humidity. Gusts up to 55 miles per hour are expected in some areas. Cal Fire say that could elevate fire danger and cause current fires to spread even further.
About 100 miles south of the Dixie Fire, is the Caldor Fire, which has burned 23-thousand acres.
It has destroyed the town of Grizzly Flats California.
A home burns on Jeters Road as the Dixie fire jumps Highway 395 south of Janesville, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Critical fire weather throughout the region threatens to spread multiple wildfires burning in Northern California. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope) Aug 18th 2021