CA Firefighters Met With Guns During Evacuation

The Hill reports:

Some firefighters battling the massive Dixie Fire raging in Northern California have faced some unforeseen challenges when trying to evacuate residents in harm’s way.

Local KPIX reported that firefighters working to evacuate the historic mountain town of Greenville last week encountered residents who refused to leave their property and threatened firefighters with weapons as the blaze moved in on the town.

Plumas County supervisor Greg Hagwood said deputies asked those property owners for next-of-kin information in case those refusing to leave died from the blaze. Greenville, a historic mining town of about 1,000 people, was decimated by the fire, with homes and businesses reduced to rubble.

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