First responder listed as first causality of the Dixie fire

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FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2021, file photo, a firefighter battles the Dixie Fire as it jumps Highway 395, south of Janesville in Lassen County, Calif. Critical fire weather throughout the region has spread multiple wildfires burning in Northern California. Wildfire managers are often asked why firefighters simply don’t put out the flames to save their homes and the valuable forests surrounding them. It’s not that simple, wildfire managers say, and the reasons are many, some of them decades in the making. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

The largest single wildfire in the history of California has claimed its first life. Calfire Lassen-Modoc tweeted at 7 p.m. tonight that a first responder died as a result of the Dixie Fire. No further information about the death has been released at this time.

The Dixie Fire has been burned 889,001 acres since July 13th and is 56% contained

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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