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Record-Shattering Monster Dixie Fire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Sunday morning dawned in California with the Dixie Fire becoming the largest single wildfire in the history of the Golden State. As of the start of a new week, the catastrophic Dixie Fire was less than 25 percent contained and had destroyed more than 700 square miles in four California counties:

  • Butte
  • Plumas
  • Tehama
  • Lassen

As of midmorning on Sunday, thousands of homes were in the pathway of destruction by the Dixie Fire. The number of threatened homes and other structures is expected to increase throughout the next few days.

Current News on Threats Presented by Dixie Fire

The true nature of what and who lies in the pathway of destruction being causes by the Dixie Fire is nothing short of cataclysmic. As of this time, over 14,000 structures, including homes and businesses, are in the direct path of the massive blaze. With only 14 percent containment as of now, it is clear that hundreds if not thousands of homes and businesses will almost certainly be lost to the Dixie Fire this week.

More than 8,500 firefighters have been heroically battling the blaze. Visiting the area of the Dixie Blaze on Saturday, California Governor Gavin Newsom thanked the firefighters for their “heroic and extraordinary work.”

There is no idea as to when a majority of the Dixie Fire will be contained. The hot weather and extensive dry underbrush are making it highly complicated to not only contain the Dixie Fire but to make projections as to when it will be substantially under control. Until that time, the blaze will continue to destroy homes, businesses, and other structures – and will continue to jeopardize human lives.

Missing Area Residents

Saturday, August 7, began with 20 people being reported missing as a result of the Dixie Fire. By Sunday morning, 16 of those reported missing had been found. There remain four individuals still unaccounted for as of this time.

Four Firefighters Hospitalized

While this is not held out to be a full accounting of firefighters injured as a result of the Dixie Fire because there have certainly been more, four firefighters were taken to the hospital on Friday. They were injured as the result of being struck by a falling tree branch.

The names of the firefighters who were taken to an area medical center have not been released. In addition, the precise nature and extent of their injuries has not been made public either. Their injuries do not appear to have been life threatening.

Wildfires and Insurance Issues

Time and again, in the aftermath of a wildfire, home and business owners experience problems attempting to obtain claim settlements for money to which they are entitled. The Doan Law Firm has extensive experience in dealing with issues surrounding insurance companies, home insurance, business insurance, and natural catastrophes like the Dixie Fire.

If you end up losing your home or business as a result of any wildfire in the state of California, the insurance lawyer team at The Doan Law Firm is available around the clock to answer your questions. You can connect with a Doan Law Firm insurance lawyer at any one of our offices located across the state:


500 Capitol Mall

Suite 2350

Sacramento, California 95824

(916) 507-0000

San Francisco:

71 Stevenson Street

Suite 400

San Francisco, California 94105

(415) 991-0000


2400 East Katella

Suite 800

Anaheim, California 92806

(714) 912-0000

Los Angeles:

12100 Wilshire Boulevard

8th Floor

Los Angeles, California 90025

(424) 334-0000


300 Spectrum Center Drive

Suite 400

Irvine, California 92618

(949) 438-0000

San Diego:

350 10th Avenue

Suite 1000
San Diego, California 92101

(760) 991-0000

San Jose:

177 Park

Suite 200

San Jose, California 95113

(669) 229-0000

Of course, wildfires are blazing across the United States. Our firm has 40 offices located from coast to coast across the country. You can connect with our firm from anywhere in the nation by calling us at (800) 349-0000. We can also arrange a virtual consultation with you online. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with an insurance lawyer from The Doan Law Firm.

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. Our firm never charges a fee unless we win your case fore you.

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