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Officials Say Thomas Fire Has Burned 418 Square Miles

Authorities say the massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has burned another 6 square miles of vegetation and has burned 418 square miles since it started 12 days ago.

Posted: Dec 16, 2017 10:19 PM

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has burned another 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of vegetation and has burned 418 square miles (1,083 square kilometers) since it started 12 days ago.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement Saturday that the nearly 8,500 workers are fighting the so-called Thomas fire.

There were no new reports of damage to buildings.

The third largest fire in the state's history has destroyed more than 700 homes and killed a firefighter

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