California wildfire flares but within line crews have built

Channel NewsAsia | Jul 30, 2021 at 11:39 PM
  • PARADISE, California: California’s largest wildfire so far this year was flaring up Friday (Jul 30) but it was because the flames were chewing through unburned islands of vegetation within a perimeter that firefighters have built.
  • The Dixie Fire covered 974 square kilometres in the mountains of Northern California where 42 homes and other buildings have been destroyed and more than 10,000 are still threatened.
  • The fire northeast of the town of Paradise, which was largely destroyed in 2018 by the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, has been burning since Jul 13 and is more than 20 per cent contained.