California wildfire map: 5 largest fires in California history MAPPED…(Have A Friend Evacuating Lake Elsinore As We Speak!)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
By Paul Martin

CALIFORNIA wildfire season has the state in a vice-grip as the most deadly blazes in history course through California’s rocky landscape. Where are the largest fires in California history and how big were they?

By LIAM DOYLE
Express.co.uk
Wed, Aug 8, 2018

California’s annual wildfire season has hit the Summer with no mercy this year as both lives and property are claimed in the wake of destructive fires.

So far, a total of more than 600,000 acres (937 square miles) of land have been overtaken by flames, forming some of the largest fires in California state history.

The deadly blazes are leaving entire communities abandoned as evacuation orders are issued and firefighters are brought in from across the state.

Almost 5,000 firefighters have been drawn in to help tackle the blazes, but the landscape’s steep and rocky nature plus dry and windy weather conditions has made it difficult.

Which are the largest fires in California history?

The most widespread fire in Californian history is among the biggest this year, as the the Mendocino Complex fire takes root.

Now covering over 292,692 acres (457 square miles), the Mendocino Complex fire has broken records.

The threatening blaze is the combination of two already large fires, the Ranch and River fires.

At the moment the fire is 58 percent containment and authorities are working around the clock to put an end to it.

The Thomas fire of 2017 was close on the tail of Mendocino, as it eventually covered 281,893 acres (440 miles) total, but thankfully caused no deaths.

Destroying over 1,000 structures, the cause of the Thomas fire is still undergoing investigation.

Not quite as large but far more deadly, the Cedar fire – which bordered San Diego – killed a total of 15 people.

With a human cause, the fire grew to 273,246 acres (426 miles) and surged close to one of California’s major cities, and destroyed nearly 3,000 structures as it went.

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