(Los Angeles, CA) — Fire officials say the Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire on record in California. The Southern California blaze has wreaked havoc on the state since December 4th. It has burned through 273-thousand-400 acres, outdoing the previous record of the 2003 Cedar Fire. That fire was in San Diego County and burned 273-thousand-246 acres. The Thomas Fire has destroyed over one-thousand structures, including more than 750 homes. Red flag warnings are in effect for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties as firefighters continue to battle the flames. The strongest winds are in the San Gabriel Mountains, which remain steady around 20 to 30-miles-per-hour with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. The fire is 65 percent contained.
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