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Dixie Fire: SPECIAL COVERAGE (8/12)

Western Wildfires
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Firefighters Erik Padilla (left) and Joe Young extinguish hot spots last week while protecting Lake Almanor West homes from the Dixie Fire in California's Plumas County.

It's been 30 days since the Dixie Fire was sparked on July 13. At more than half a million acres, the fire this week became the largest single wildfire in California history, coming in second only to last year's August Complex that was made up of multiple fires that burned more than a million acres.

While daily reports on the fire's spread show that firefighters are making progress on many fire areas, Cal Fire's top firefighter Thom Porter kicks off the program by explaining that changing weather is expected to bring more challenges.

In this special, we speak with Public Information Officer Kevin Sweeney on the devastation at Lassen Volcanic National Park and explore Chester's survival with Cap Radio's Scott Rodd.

We also speak with Chico State geography professor Mark Stemen on the climate modeling he's done with his students, plus reporter Margaret Elysia Garcia talks about the eulogy she wrote for her town of Greenville, Calif.

If you have any thoughts for us leave them on our message line 530- 433-9216. Let us know if we can use your comments on the air.

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  • The Dixie Fire continues to consume more acres. It’s claimed the town of Greenville, and it’s unclear how many other homes and businesses it’s destroyed. In this special, we mourn the loss of Greenville and other communities devastated by this fire, like Indian Falls, Belden, and Rich Bar.