INTERACTIVE MAP: Current wildfires burning throughout California

Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 19:51:56-04

Dozens of wildfires are burning throughout California in August as news is emerging that a wildfire burning in Northern California is the largest in state history. 

The fires burning a few miles apart, known as the Mendocino Complex, started on July 27 and now encompasses an area the size of Los Angeles. 

2018 also marks the second straight year California has recorded the state's largest wildfire following the Thomas Fire in 2017. 

A fire that began Monday is also spreading quickly in Orange County. Known as the Holy Fire, the blaze is tearing through fuel that has been accumulating for 40 years. 

Currently, nearly 30 wildfires are burning throughout California. Scroll through the map below for more information on each fire: