The outline of the Thomas Fire superimposed over metro New Orleans
The massive Thomas wildfire raging in Southern California has grown into the second largest fire in California history.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection estimates the fire has spread over 272,000 acres, an area larger than the city of New Orleans and roughly 90 percent of the size of East Baton Rouge Parish.
The fire, which began on December 4, has devoured about 425 square miles in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, according to officials.
It has destroyed at least 750 homes and several hundred other structures.
The outline of the Thomas Fire superimposed over Baton Rouge
The outline of the Thomas Fire superimposed over Shreveport