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California fire explodes into largest in State history, is still growing, may take a month just to contain

The largest wildfire in California history has burned for nearly two weeks and the massive inferno is still growing.

This image below shows how the twin blazes, collectively named the Mendocino Complex Fire, have exploded in size this month and scorched an area bigger than Los Angeles.
California fire officials predict it’ll take a month before it’s contained.
Mendocino has now surpassed the Thomas Fire, which until now was the largest fire in the state’s history. It took firefighters more than six months to extinguish it.
Here is a look at the 10 fires that consumed the most acres in California.
The Mendocino Complex Fire is not the only major fire consuming parts of California. Firefighters are battling more than a dozen others in the state.
* is a CNN affiliate 


John on 11/08/2018 9:39am

The Santiago Canyon Fire of 1889 was and may still be the largest California wildfire on record.
From Wikipedia – A thorough study of newspaper accounts suggests it was on the order of 310,000 acres (130,000 ha), but some reports indicate that the Santiago Canyon Fire may have reached a size of 495,000 acres (200,000 ha), especially if it had merged with other large wildfires that were concurrently burning in San Diego County. Other estimates have claimed a smaller size.

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