Powerful images of the Dixie fire in Northern California

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Already the second-largest blaze in California history, the Dixie fire continues to scorch Northern California in what has been an unfathomable—and gutwrenching—path of destruction. Now close to 960,000 acres burned, the fire has destroyed over 1,300 structures, including some 700-plus homes. As the firefighters' battle nears two months, the current containment has surpassed 60%. But the unknown of the widespread fire has stymied any such definitive timelines for an extinguished ending. While the brave fight presses on, here's a look at some of the almost surreal images captured from areas affected by the fire...

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