‘The town is completely gone’: Dixie Fire devastates California Gold Rush town
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Much of the tiny Plumas County community of Greenville was in ruins early Thursday, reduced to ashes by the Dixie Fire. Cal Fire said the three-week-old fire grew to 322,502 acres overnight, driven by fierce winds, and leveled parts of Greenville, a Gold Rush-era community of about 1,000. “Reports indicate that Greenville is 75 percent destroyed,” federal fire officials said in a morning incident briefing. “We lost Greenville tonight,” an emotional Rep. Doug LaMalfa, whose congressional district includes Plumas County, said on Facebook late Wednesday. “My heart is aching.”...