Creek Fire (CA) Becomes Largest in State’s History

Firefighter battles the Creek Fire
A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

At 286,519 acres, the Creek Fire has become the largest single wildfire in California’s history, reports The Hill.

The previous record was set in 2018 at 1.96 million acres. Cal Fire reports that the Creek Fire has destroyed 855 structures and damaged 71 and that the fire is currently only 32 percent contained.

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