Dixie Fire grows 100,000 acres in 24 hours, becoming third largest in Calif. history

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UPDATE Aug. 6, 8:23 p.m. The Dixie Fire grew slightly, to 434,813 acres, with containment at just 21%, according to Cal Fire’s update on Friday evening.

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California’s largest wildfire this year grew more than 100,000 acres in 24 hours, with its total burn area increasing from 322,502 acres Thursday to 432,813 acres Friday morning, making it the third largest blaze in state history.