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1 Person Missing In Plumas County In Wake Of Dixie Fire

PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) - The Plumas County Sheriff's Office says three of the four people who are unaccounted for in the areas of Chester and Greenville -- two areas hard-hit by the destructive Dixie Fire -- have been located.

On Friday at 11:30 a.m. the sheriff's office released a statement identifying the four; since then, however, three have been located. The whereabouts of Ronald Avila of Greenville are still unknown.

The sheriff's department is asking for the public's help to locate Avila. If you are one of these people, or if you know of their whereabouts, you are asked to call the sheriff's office at (530) 283-6300.

Authorities have recently located 43 people in the county who were previously unaccounted for, they say.

The Dixie Fire, which started on July 13, and is the largest wildfire burning in the nation.

The fire has burned 517,945 acres, destroyed 584 homes, and nearly obliterated the town of Greenville last week. It is 31% contained.

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