Dixie Fire scorches more than 190K acres in Calif.

A home burns as flames from the Dixie fire tear through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021. - The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the origin of the deadly Camp fire, has churned through more than 185,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

A home burns as flames from the Dixie Fire tear through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, Calif. on July 24, 2021. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:32 PM PT – Sunday, July 25, 2021

A new wave of evacuations have been issued for residents of Plumas and Butte counties as the Golden State’s largest wildfire has only continued to intensify. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials said the blaze grew to more than 190,000 acres and was 21 percent contained as of Sunday morning.

The fire sparked on July 14 and has already destroyed several structures since, continuing to threaten more than 10,000 others. Officials added the blaze remained active overnight and the fire is continuing to burn in a remote area with limited access, obstructing their control efforts.

More than 5,000 personnel are on the scene as the Dixie Fire has marked the largest of seven currently ravaging across California.

“The threats and risks associated to this fire are very real,” said Mike Minton, an incident commander. “We’re observing fire behavior conditions and fuel conditions that are not common for this area. So the rapid rates of fire growth that we’re seeing are very real.”

Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has declared a state of emergency in four counties due to the multiple fires igniting across the state.

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