The Bobcat Fire northeast of Los Angeles has grown past 110,000 acres (44,500 hectares) 17 days into the blaze, as seen in footage from Tuesday in the Angeles National Forest.
«We're already dealing with a fire that has outgrown and is larger than the city of Denver,» said Los Angeles County Fire Public Information Officer Sky Cornell.
«We are at 17 percent containment. So that's good because our numbers yesterday were around 13 to 14 percent containment and we saw those numbers come up. No doubt that has something to do with the weather trends that we are experiencing. We are experiencing slightly lower humidity or temperatures and higher humidity. So that's in our favour.»
Around 8,000 wildfires in California have burned more than 3.6 million acres (1.5 million hectares) of the state this year according to numbers issued by the local authorities, a record for the state which typically sees wildfires burning 300,000 acres (120,000 hectares) on an average year.