Thomas Fire Now 2nd Largest in State History

The Ventura and Santa Barbara County blaze has burned 270,000-plus acres.
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A National Guard plane battles the Thomas Fire.

A National Guard plane battles the Thomas Fire.

The devastating Thomas Fire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is now the second-largest wildfire in California history, charring 270,000 acres as of Tuesday night and surpassing 2012's Rush Fire in Lassen County. Officials don't predict full containment until January 8.

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