As Dixie Fire Grows, Californian Packs Up to Evacuate Under 'Unreal' Orange Sky

The Dixie Fire burning in Northern California grew to 103,910 acres (about 162 square miles) by July 22, officials said, forcing evacuations for several counties. Thousands of firefighters were working to protect homes and structures, they said.

Photos shared on Instagram by Cassandra shows a bright orange sky in Northern California on Wednesday, July 21.

“This is just unreal at this point,” she wrote in the caption. “Spent today packing most of the important stuff in my car for when we get the order to go.”

By Thursday morning, the fire was 17 percent contained, officials said. More than 3,900 personnel were fighting the fire. Credit: Cassandra via Storyful