Just How Big Are the California Wildfires? - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Just How Big Are the California Wildfires?

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    Texas to Send 200 Firefighters to Battle Wildfire

    The most destructive wildfire in state history continued to burn Sunday night in Northern California, while other blazes burned in other parts of the state. There are now 31 confirmed deaths and more than 200 people unaccounted for in the Camp and Woolsey fires.More than 4,000 firefighters are currently on the ground and more are on the way, including teams from across the state of Texas. (Published Monday, Nov. 12, 2018)

    If you wish to donate to help those who have been impacted, NBC 5 and Red Cross are combining forces to help with immediate necessities such as food and shelter.  Visit www.redcross.org/donate to help.

    The wildfires plaguing parts of California has an estimated reach of more than 230,000 acres, but exactly how big is that?  

    To get a better idea of the massiveness of these wildfires, this interactive map below gives readers a chance to see how big the fires are compared to any city in the United States and the world.

     

    The Camp Fire wildfires has been estimated to be 201 square miles as of Tuesday, Nov. 13 and the Woolsey wildfires is estimated to be 156 square miles.

    Here are some comparisons to cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth areas and other cities in Texas.

    Dallas:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey comparison

    Fort Worth:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey comparison

    Denton:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey comparison

    McKinney:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey comparison

    Plano:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey comparison

    Austin:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey Comparison

    Waco:

    Camp Fire comparison

    Woolsey comparison

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced more than 200 Texas firefighters have been deployed to aid in the firefighting efforts in California including members of the  Fort Worth and Frisco fire departments.

    If you wish to donate to help those who have been impacted, NBC 5 and Red Cross are combining forces to help with immediate necessities such as food and shelter.  Visit www.redcross.org/donate to help.

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