Californians hit hard hard with weekend of wildfire fears

0
35
Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear Highway 89 after a burned tree fell across the roadway in Plumas County, Friday, Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Daisy Nguyen and Noah Berger The Associated Press GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) – After four years of homelessness, Kesia Studebaker thought she finally landed on her feet when she found a job cooking in a diner and moved into a house in the small community of Greenville. She had been renting for three months and was hoping stability would help her win back custody of her 14-year-old daughter. But in just one night, a raging wildfire tore through the mountain town and “took it all away,” she said. Fueled by strong winds and bone-dry vegetation, the Dixie Fire grew to become the largest single wildfire in state history. People living in the scenic forestlands of Northern California were facing a weekend of fear as it threatened to reduce thousands of homes to ashes. “We kne
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.