The Dixie and Tamarack fires have slowed, and evacuation orders have been relaxed.

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The Tamarack Fire and the Dixie wildfire, which grew to over 220,000 acres in size, are now winding down.

Officials believe the slow growth is merely a pause rather than the end of both fires.

The state fire agency said the Dixie fire encompassed 2420,795 acres and is California’s largest fire this season. The Tamarack fire is at least 79% contained and continues to burn in Nevada.

Rain helped slow the Tamarack fire expansion, which has burned 68,696 acres as of Saturday morning. The fire began on July 4 after being sparked by lightning.

The Dixie fire grew by 200 acres between Friday and Saturday morning, but containment remained at 24 percent.

The fire, which began on July 14, is being fought by over 6,000 firefighters. Slow growth periods have aided crews in securing the majority of the fire’s western zone. The eastern portion of the fire is mostly out of control. The Dixie Fire has forced the evacuation of over 15,000 people in the counties of Butte, Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama.

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