Gov. Gavin Newsom visits ruins of Greenville after it was razed to the ground by Dixie Fire as 700-square-mile blaze grows into the largest wildfire in Californian history: Thousands are evacuated and eight people are missing
- Newsom spent the day in Greenville, surveying damage from the fire and discussing firefighting efforts
- He was seen walking among the rubble of the former Greenville post office
- The fire, which has raged for 24 days and burned over 446,723 acres, has left at least eight people missing
- The number is up from the Friday’s 434,813 and surpasses the vast Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon
- There were 8,489 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires and 44 new wildfires in the state on Saturday, that have burned a combined total of over 842,598 acres
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the site of the 698-square-mile Dixie Fire on Saturday as the blaze continued to grow into the single largest wildfire in California history.
Newsom spent the day in Greenville, surveying damage from the monstrous fire and discussing ongoing firefighting efforts, he tweeted.
‘This is all that’s left of the post office. Our hearts ache for this town,’ Newsom wrote with a photo of himself walking among the rubble of the former post office.
He added: ‘Greenville – though this moment may seem insurmountable, we’ll be there to help you rebuild.’
The Twitter account for the Office of the Governor of California also posted on Saturday, writing: ‘Thank you to all the firefighters and first responders working to contain these fires.’
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) maintains a list of dozens of evacuation orders affecting thousands of residents several counties, including Plumas County, Lassen County, Butte County and Tehama County.
An interactive CAL FIRE database and map shows the incredible number of single-family homes and other residential and commercial properties leveled by the blaze which is now 21 percent contained.
The fire, which has been raging for 24 days and burned more than 446,723 acres, left at least eight people missing, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said.
The number is up from the Friday’s 434,813 and surpasses the vast Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon.
There were 8,489 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires and 44 new wildfires in the state on Saturday, that have burned a combined total of more than 842,598 acres.