A firefighter died while battling the Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California, the first death confirmed from that fire, according to authorities.
Cal Fire made the announcement early Monday. The wildfire has grown to over 344,800 acres.
The Mendocino Complex Fires include the River Fire and the Ranch Fire. The River Fire has remained at about 48,920 acres for a few days, according to ABC7, while the River Fire has burned 295,970 acres and is 93 percent contained.
The Mendocino Complex Fire is now the largest fire in the state history – bigger even than the city of Los Angeles. On that note, if it were a city, it would be the 14th largest by area in the entire country, bigger even than New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston, according to ABC7.
It is believed that the fire will not be completely contained until sometime in September. So far, the fires have burned 146 homes.
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