The burning of 1,045 buildings, which includes 550 homes,
and the scorching of over 500,000 acres of land
has helped the Dixie Fire to knock the Creek Fire off its pedestal as California’s largest single wildfire ever!
A single wildfire
is made up of one fire that goes around burning any and everything in its way; whereas a three complex fire, like California’s largest wildfire the August Complex, is made up of at least two fires that torches everything in its path.
Mind you, now, folks, being a single fire doesn’t limit the Dixie Fire’s ability to knock off the largest three complex fire, the August Complex, as California’s largest wildfire ever.
With over half a million acres of land bacon burnt, the Dixie Fire
is already a little over half way there in catching up with the August Fire which Cajun style cooked over one million acres of land
in almost 3 months (August 16, 2020, to November 11, 2020).
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, is when the Dixie Fire was set ablaze on Dixie Road which it, Dixie Fire, was named after. And in less than one month, the Dixie Fire has managed to overtake the Creek Fire
which took from the fourth of September 2020 to a few days before Christmas morning 2020 to char over 850 buildings while lighting up over 379,000 acres.
Therefore, it’s only reasonable to infer that due to the Dixie Fire making quick due away with more buildings and land than what the Creek Fire did away with in over three months and than what the August Complex did away with in almost three months, then the Dixie Fire will overtake the August Complex as California’s largest wildfire ever!
This, of course, isn’t good news because it means that Californians will have to pay somewhere north of $900 million in order to make a new what the Dixie Fire has made quick due away with.
Some of you are wondering how I came up with the $900 million number. Well, the Creek Fire
, which was the largest single fire in California’s history before the Dixie Fire came burning along, cost the state north of $693 million ($193 million to get the fire under control plus over $500 million to rebuild).
So it just makes sense that the Dixie Fire would cost more than the Creek Fire did since the Dixie Fire has caused more damage than the Creek Fire. More damage equals more money spent…and a greater toll on the human psyche. The 1,045 buildings that include 550 homes that the Dixie Fire burn down to the foundations have left several folks with nothing. No business! No home! Just nothing! And it sucks to have nothing after working so hard for something.
Like the lot of us who would want answers, these folks want to know what or who caused them to lose their life’s work and or their homes. The U.S. Forest Service investigators have an answer for them. And the answer is a who named Gary Maynard
. Gary Maynard
was a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Santa Clara University and at Sonoma State. It’s not loss on me that this fella is a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice which means he is an expert on why committing a crime of any kind is not the thing to do.
, however, says he didn’t do anything and that the law has the wrong man. The law
says a witness statement, a tracking device on his car, and his tires are all why they beg to differ.
The one thing the professor
has going in his favor is the fact that the feds say they don’t know how or with what the professor allegedly used to start California’s largest single wildfire that is about to become the state’s largest wildfire ever!