‘We lost Greenville.’ Wildfire shuts down national park

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have shut down Lassen Volcanic National Park because of an explosive Northern California wildfire.

Park officials said Thursday that the Dixie Fire is active on the east side of the park.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a raging wildfire that swept through a tiny Northern California mountain town is now the sixth-largest in state history.

The 3-week-old Dixie Fire has blackened territory bigger than the city of Los Angeles, stretching over 504 square miles. It had already burned dozens of homes before it made a new run Wednesday evening and tore through the historic town of Greenville.

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