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