If it were a city, the fire would be the 14th largest by area in the entire country, and bigger than New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston.
If #MendocinoComplex were a city, it would be the 14th largest in the US. Bigger than NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia & Houston. Check out it's progression map here: https://t.co/lmXIpqJpBZ pic.twitter.com/Xswp6RXd0c— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) August 7, 2018
To put that in perspective, the city of Los Angeles is 468.7 square miles.
On the east coast, the fire is massively bigger than the entire five boroughs of New York City. Those five boroughs encompass 304 square miles.
Fire crews are not expected to contain the Mendocino Complex Fires until September.
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