Greenville, a town in Northern California has been nearly completely destroyed after the Dixie Fire charged through late Wednesday. The state’s largest wildfire tore through the downtown, destroying historic buildings and prompting panicked evacuations in a dramatic scene of destruction.
“If you are still in the Greenville area, you are in imminent danger and you MUST leave now!!” the Plumas County Sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook Wednesday evening. “If you remain, emergency responders may not be able to assist you.”
The fast-growing Dixie Fire has left much of a Northern California community in ruins, engulfing buildings and leaving behind hollowed-out frames on stretches of scorched road.
The state’s largest wildfire, which has burned for more than three weeks, grew to more than 322,500 acres as of Thursday morning amid a red-flag warning — indicating the risk of “extreme fire behavior” caused by hot, dry and windy conditions.
Total destruction of Greenville
The fire tore through Greenville, a town with a population of less than 1,000. The community, which dates back to California’s Gold Rush era, was ordered to evacuate earlier in the week as firefighters tried to protect buildings from the advancing flames.
“I can tell you a good portion of the town of Greenville was destroyed,” said Cal Fire spokesman Rick Carhart. “I don’t know if it’s half or more or less, but there were pretty heavy losses.”
By Wednesday evening, the Dixie Fire had turned parts of Greenville’s downtown into piles of rubble. Videos of the area posted on social media showed buildings reduced to mounds of charred metal and ash and flames lingering in empty brick frames. One video showed firefighters hosing down the Plumas Bank in Greenville, which was still standing.
Officials on Wednesday urged residents to flee, shifting efforts to helping residents evacuate as the flames approached.
“If you are still in the Greenville area, you are in imminent danger and you MUST leave now!!” the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. “If you remain, emergency responders may not be able to assist you.”
These are not the normal fires anymore
The fire is one of 100 active large blazes in the United States, mostly torching parts of Western states that have been plagued by exceptional heat and drought. Those tinderbox conditions have fueled historically large wildfires in what’s anticipated to be a severe fire season in California.
“These are not the normal fires anymore,” Jake Cagle, an operations section chief, said late Wednesday during a briefing on the Dixie Fire. “You need to make sure you’re minding those mandatory evacuations. You need to get out.”
Cagle said there had not been an “imminent threat” to Greenville earlier in the day. Many residents chose not to evacuate, he said. But by late afternoon the fire grew more intense. No civilian or firefighter injuries or fatalities had been reported as of Thursday morning.
The Dixie Fire is not the first to hit Greenville; the town suffered a devastating fire in 1881 that destroyed many buildings on the north side of its Main Street, according to a local organization, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.
“We lost Greenville tonight,” LaMalfa said in video posted on Facebook. “ … We have to stop making this happen by paying attention to what is obvious. Camp Fire, Carr Fire … now this. We’ve got to do better.”
And the worst is still to come
Meanwhile, another nearby blaze — the River Fire — had grown rapidly in less than a day, forcing thousands to evacuate.
The Dixie Fire’s sudden swell this week forced mandatory evacuation orders to expand north of Greenville and Lake Almanor, a resort community that is home to people who were displaced by the deadly 2018 Camp Fire.
Homes and buildings in the nearby community of Chester, which had also been ordered to evacuate, were sprayed with fire retardant as the blaze threatened the area.
Carhart said that even as firefighters work to defend structures as flames approach, they will pull back if it becomes unsafe.
“Our crews get in these places where the fires are coming through. They set up structure protection activities. But if a point comes where it is not safe for our firefighters to be in there, we pull them out,” he said.
The cause of the Dixie Fire, which sparked July 13, is under investigation. Pacific Gas and Electric, California’s largest utility, noted that some of its equipment may have played a role in sparking the fire, as well as the smaller Fly Fire, which later merged with the Dixie Fire.
In Nevada and Placer counties, about 100 miles south of the Dixie Fire, the River Fire grew rapidly to 2,400 acres as of Thursday after starting early Wednesday. The fire was not contained at all as of Thursday morning.
Nearly 16,000 people were under evacuation orders across the state for all the fires burning in California as of Thursday morning, including more than 7,700 people under evacuation orders in Butte, Tehama and Plumas counties and nearly 7,300 people under evacuation orders in Placer and Nevada counties, according to the California governor’s office of emergency services.
Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell warned residents: “If you’re ordered to go, get out.”
A resident told the Sacramento Bee that the shop she runs was consumed by the flames, as were many other buildings in the town.
“The town is completely gone. The town has been devastated and leveled,” Eva Gorman told the Bee. “There’s nothing left, almost nothing left of the town.”
The fire is one of dozens burning across the West in what has been a fire season from hell. And the worst is likely still ahead for California. [WP]
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This is a small taste of what the U.S. and Britain did to Germany in the mid 1940s.
Actually, Japan had worse fire bombing. Then the Enola Gay dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Much worse.
The fact that Christ asked the Heavenly Father to forgive his murderers(filthy Jews) this does not mean that the Father will not burn, drown, send diseases to those who are friends with the Satanic tribe(Jews).
The USA, the Russian Federation,the EU are all friends with the filthy tribe of the murderers of Christ.
So you will receive according to your deeds.
Look up pharisees, babylonians, talmud, kenites, khazars. These are the luciferian end of your contempt.
If you lump all Jews into that category you sound ridiculous. I could quote scripture and bore you. You haven’t done your homework, George. You have trolled your shtick on this topic on multiple occasions. Do some homework on the subject.
Every church and religion has been infiltrated by satanists and luciferians too. Open your fricken eyes!
YOU do some research. Start with the word SAYANIM, which is what makes the jew TRIBE so potent and dangerous. Their cohesion and all-pervasive support of fellow jews, and backstabbing of the ‘cattle goyim’, no matter how wrong and immoral is what has gotten these infiltrator TRAITORS their well deserved bad reputation- and their power. Wake up and know your enemy. Learn to THINK for yourself instead of spouting inculcated agitprop you believe are your own thoughts.
Yes, there are collaborators. Not all are sayanim. If you paint with too broad a brush, then you end up looking stupid.
“These are not the normal fires anymore,”
California has checkpoints at all state borders to ensure that nothing normal ever enters their dystopian socialist loony bin of a state.
California drying up. That means an earthquake is coming. Yes, the BEEG one.
Why are most of the trees unaffected and not burned, even when right next to burning buildings? “Wildfire”..?! I’ve seen these videos and pictures before…
You know lumber is a valuable commodity. Why burn timber, when you can burn buildings, cars, and people?
Later come back, buy land cheap, and harvest the lumber.
Mine the gold, silver, or minerals
Fire footage looks like the vehicles and buildings burned as far as blocks away on 911.
America, we are under another false flag Illuminati attack
I have, as well. Three words for this: Directed Energy Weapons.
People speculate that some fires are on purpose to kill of the people, and then buy the land — to mine gold and harvest valuable resources.
I wouldn’t doubt it for a second. The globalist satanists hate humanity, are greedy as sin, and are intrinsically evil. Only cognitive dissonance keeps the sheeple from believing they would do these types of things.
I have ways been a cynical and skeptical person. Know your enemies!
Who (what family)has financial interests in PG & E?
Don’t forget, in August those Santa Ana winds really start to pick up. They race through the canyons, up in the foothills and swanky neighborhoods.
Clear brush now.
“These are not the normal fires anymore,”
No ‘fire’ is normal.
The acreage of fires is about 5% of fires in the past.