Thomas fire, California's largest on record, finally 100% contained - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Fri Jan 12 10:00:29 EST 2018
The Thomas fire, the largest wildfire on record in California and the trigger point for this week’s deadly mudslides in Montecito, was declared 100% contained Friday. The fire burned for more than a month, though its spread was contained several weeks ago. Heavy rains earlier this week, which caused land burned by the fire to create mudflows that buried neighborhoods, helped fully extinguish the blaze. In the end, the fire burned 281,893 acres. The fire eclipsed the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County, which burned 273,246 acres. The milestone reaffirmed 2017 as the most destructive fire season in the state. In October, a series of fires in wine country burned more than 10,000 homes and kill..

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