Dixie Fire grows by another 7,000 acres

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The Dixie Fire in northern California near Susanville and Chester is still very active in five areas after having grown to 721,000 acres.

Working clockwise, starting on the east side:

West of Honey Lake and Highway 395. The spot fire that started five miles in front of the main fire and ran to the highway burning about 20,000 acres, is active on its southeast side not far from the highway and near Antelope Lake. Near Milford (see the map below) the fire crossed the line Saturday and winds quickly drove the fire toward structures. Crews, equipment, and engines were in place to protect the community and minimize impacts.

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