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Thomas Fire largest wildfire in California history at 273400 acres

Thomas Fire largest wildfire in California history at 273400 acres

They helped with both the Lilac and Thomas Fires. And with about 65% of the colossal Thomas Fire contained, the end may be a long way off.

The fire is the second-largest blaze in modern California history.

The so-called Thomas fire has blazed through 273,400 acres (110,641 hectares), surpassing the previous record of the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County that scorched 273,246 acres and killed 15 people, they said.

The Thomas Fire has burned 273,400 acres - or about 427 square miles - in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, authorities said Friday, making it the largest wildfire recorded in California history. It's torched an area larger than New York City.

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Smaller wildfires that have burned areas of Southern California are mostly extinguished as of Friday, providing relief for firefighters who fought wildfires on multiple fronts.

The last mandatory evacuation orders for the fire were called off by Thursday, and residents from Montecito north to the Santa Barbara neighborhoods of Eucalyptus Hill, Riviera, Mission Canyon and Foothill could finally return to their homes.

Firefighters took advantage of weaker winds on Monday and Tuesday to battle the voracious blaze, which has already destroyed more than 1,300 structures. Firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained by January 7, but shifts in weather could change that at any time.

Firefighters have worked to keep the wildfires away from California's most populated regions while limiting fuel for expansion. The blaze is also blamed for the December 6 death of a 70-year-old woman who died in a vehicle crash on an evacuation route.


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