Thomas fire becomes largest wildfire on record in California
The Thomas fire on Friday became California's largest wildfire on record, burning 273,400 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 on record in the state. In October, a series of fires in wine country burned more than 10,000 homes and killed more than 40 people. Those blazes, along with the Thomas fire, were fueled by dry conditions and intense winds.