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Dixie Wildfire Becomes The Largest Single Blaze In California History

Thousands of homes were threatened as nearly 490,000 acres burned.
Posted at 9:06 PM, Aug 09, 2021

The Dixie Fire is creating a fire whirl in the Northern California town of Cooks Creek. 

Communities across four counties are impacted by what's now the largest single blaze in California's history.

Nearly 490,000 acres burned, thousands of homes threatened, some two dozen helicopters deployed and a blaze just 21% contained. 

Wildfires like these are just one factor that have scientists across the globe concerned.

A brand new U.N. report warns it'll only get worse in the next few decades and a big part of the blame is human behavior.