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FireThe Thomas Fire has overtaken the 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego county, to become the largest fire in California. A firefighter from San Diego and an evacuee are the two confirmed deaths.

Thomas Fire Evening Update December 23
Thomas Fire Information Map

Size: 273,400 acres Containment: 65% Personnel: 2,512 Structures Destroyed: 1,063 Structures Damaged: 280

Current Situation: Yesterday at 6:00PM, Thomas Fire management responsibilities were transferred to California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 under leadership of Incident Commander Mark Von Tillow. Most fire suppression activity is now on National Forest System lands. However, CAL FIRE will continue assisting with the overall fire suppression and recovery effort, as needed. The Thomas Fire is now 273,400 acres, making it the largest fire recorded in California’s modern history.

The fire is more than half contained, but if the Santa Ana conditions return all bets are off.