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GREENVILLE, Calif. – The 3-week-old Dixie Fire has destroyed a large portion of Greenville, California, engulfing downtown homes and businesses as the blaze grew to 428 square miles Wednesday, The Associated Press is reporting.

Social media users are sharing heartbreaking photos of the devastation in Greenville and other areas with the hashtag #DixieFire. Here are some of those images:

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1. @stuartpalley, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSLpi-2r6Ec/

2. @joshedelsonphotography, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSJZJbmLFOA/

3. @cphilpottcraig, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSL3S6_rKl8/

4. @welcometothejungho, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSLsfUDr4YE/

5. @capitolhelicopters, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSJ5qFvnnc9/

6. @westcovinafire, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSLWzSlrbGP/

7. @montereyparkfd, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSLDppxlhls/

8. @ecffirefighters, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSKHirzlznP/

9. @calfire_scu, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRkgQ7YDppP/

10. @sunnyvaledps, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSHs3OCFaZ8/

The Associated Press contributed to this report.