Bobcat Fire: Now One Of The Largest Blazes In L.A. County History

Now one of the largest in Los Angeles County history, the Bobcat Fire has torched more than 105,000 acres... And it isn't the only one burning.

At least 27 major wildfires are currently scorching California -- so far killing 26 people, and destroying over 6,400 structures.

About 19,000 firefighters have been working tirelessly since the fires picked up last month. (THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!!!) But as of Monday, the Bobcat fire was still only 15% contained. What exactly caused the fire is still unknown.

Cal Fire released a statement that urged residents, "Do not let your guard down!" Adding that smoke advisories still have the potential to get even worse, as "California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires in the months of September and October."


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“We’re still in the thick of a good firefight...” Andrew Mitchell, public information officer with the U.S. Forest Service, said on Sunday.
“I think the next couple days we’ll start to really get a handle on this fire because the conditions will be right and we’ll be able to really start backing it with all our assets,” he added.

The largest wildfire in state history, the Station Fire, charred 160,000 acres back in 2009.

Read more on the Los Angeles Times.

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