Dixie Fire spreads into Greenville, CA, burns structures.
Strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation helped push the northeast side of the Dixie Fire through
Greenville, California and across Highway 89 in several places Wednesday afternoon. It was really bad news for
many of the residents and business owners, as documented by reporters who entered the town after the worst of
the fire passed over after having destroyed multiple structures.
Data from a 6:50 p.m. mapping flight Wednesday showed that the northwest side of the fire was even more
violent, raging in the wind, spreading for five to eight miles to the north-northeast, running along the shore of
Lake Almanor, crossing Highway 36, burning around the runways at the airport, and skirting around the west side
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Wednesday’s Red Flag Warning will continue until Thursday evening. The forecast for Chester on Thursday calls
for 79 degrees, 10 to 14 mph winds in the afternoon out of the southwest gusting to 21 mph, and relative
humidity in the low teens. The weather combined with low fuel moisture and the Energy Release Component at
Quincy which is above the 97th percentile will make it another day that fire behavior will challenge firefighters.
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