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Butte County DA Investigating Drone That Grounded Aircraft On The Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire has surpassed a Half Million acres. Containment has improved to 30%. Fire managers are now hoping for full containment by the end of the month. At least 600 homes are confirmed destroyed, along with hundreds of commercial and other structures. All Butte County evacuation orders, and some in Plumas County, have been reduced to warnings, but vast areas remain under mandatory evacuation. 3 firefighters have been injured. There are nearly 6,000 personnel working the Dixie Fire. It started in the Feather River Canyon July 13th, apparently from a PG&E equipment failure. When the fire was just starting on its first day, it was almost defeated by aircraft when a drone forced them to stand down. The Butte County District Attorney’s Office is investigating whether that may have been an inspection drone operated by PG&E.