Cal Fire: Creek Fire now the largest single wildfire in California history

Joe Jacquez Visalia Times-DeltaPublished 2:08 AM EDT Sep 23, 2020The Creek Fire is now the largest single, non

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The Creek Fire is now the largest single, non-complex wildfire in California history, according to an update from Cal Fire Monday night. 

The fire has burned 286,519 acres as of Monday night and is 32 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. 

The Creek Fire, which began Sept. 4, is located in Big Creek, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Mammoth Pool and San Joaquin River Canyon.

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What are the biggest fires in California's history?

The top five non-complex wildfires in California's recorded history according to Cal Fire are:

1. Creek Fire (286,519 acres)

2. Thomas Fire (281,893 acres)

3. Cedar Fire (273,246 acres)

4. Rush Fire (271,911 acres in California, 43,666 acres in Nevada)

5. Rim Fire (257,314 acres)

California fire map

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Joe Jacquez is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @JoeJacquezAZ.
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