Dixie fire is the name given to the wildfire that is currently raging in California. It is the second largest wildfire in the state?s history as more than 8,500 firefighters are battling 11 major wildfires across the region. This wildfire was only surpassed by the massive August Complex fire that scorched around 4,179 square km of land last year.
The Dixie fire, which started on July 13, was around 1,800 square kilometres and only 21 per cent was contained. It is larger than the Mendocino Complex Fire of 2018. The fire has destroyed at least 404 structures and forced thousands of people to evacuate.