Dixie Fire: Dramatic images show what remains of historic California gold-rush town

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The main thoroughfare in a historic California gold-rush town was in smoldering ruins on Thursday, hours after the state’s largest wildfire engulfed the hamlet of Greenville in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Fire crews were still working on Thursday to extinguish fires in Greenville, about 160 miles (260 km) north of Sacramento, after the Dixie Fire roared through on the previous night.

Apocalyptic images from the burnt-out center of town show Greenville’s quaint main strip in heaps of ashes and debris as smoke rose into the hazy sky.

Greenville, population 800, was founded more than 150 years ago when nearby gold mines attracted settlers and merchants to the picturesque town in the Indian Valley.

The Dixie Fire has been raging in the area for three weeks, burning 322,000 acres (130,000 hectares), and was 35 per cent contained as of Thursday morning, officials said.

It was among the more than 12 wildfires burning around the state.

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