The so-called ‘Dixie Fire‘ has caused extensive damage leaving Greenville in ruin.
An estimated 800 residents of the historic Gold Rush town of Greenville were evacuated before wildfires ripped through the town leaving it a skeleton of its past.
The wildfires have now been raging for 3 weeks.
Congressman Doug Lamalfa said: “With the fire history that we have here, we can’t be waiting because it just doesn’t take too much,”…“When you have a chance to fight a fire, spot and get after it, you’ve got to do it up front.”
The fire has now spread through 322,000 acres hastened by climate change which many governments have recognised as a global emergency.