Wildfire leaves historic, ‘quirky’ California town in smoldering ruins

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Reuters

By Fred Greaves GREENVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) -The main thoroughfare in a historic California gold-rush town was in smoldering ruins on Thursday, hours after the state’s largest wildfire engulfed the hamlet of Greenville in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Fire crews were still working on Thursday to extinguish fires in Greenville, about 160 miles (260 km) north of Sacramento, after the Dixie Fire roared through on the previous night. As apocalyptic images from the burnt-out center of town spread, showing Greenville’s quaint main strip in heaps of ashes and debris as smoke rose into the hazy sky, p…

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