As of December 19th, this fire has charred 271,000 acres and when the control burns in its path are completed, will be the largest California wildfire on record.
More than 1,000 structures have been destroyed by the fire, so far. Thanks to vigorous efforts of fire fighters, many urban and suburban areas have been spared.
Sadly, one firefighter life has been lost. We join Cal FIRE's San Diego Unit in mourning the loss of Engineer Cory Iverson.
More than 8000 firefighters, 876 engines, 161 crews, 35 helicopters, 72 dozers,and 88 water tenders continue to battle the fire; now at just 50% containment.