INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging in rugged terrain in Northern California has destroyed multiple homes as the state’s largest fire intensifies and numerous other blazes batter the U.S. West.
The Dixie fire had already destroyed over a dozen homes and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls, in Plumas County, on Saturday night.READ MORE: 'I Have No Words': Hero's Family Speechless As He's Receives Carnegie Medal
An updated damage estimate wasn’t immediately available. But fire officials say the blaze has charred more than 181,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.READ MORE: Assemblyman Says Local Tribes Will Help Design Native American Memorial At State Capitol
It’s burning in a rocky, remote area, hampering firefighters’ efforts as it expands eastward.
Meanwhile, more than 2,200 crew members are working to corral the nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s Bootleg fire. It’s over 40% contained.MORE NEWS: Thousands In Attendance For Return Of California Capital Airshow
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