Interactive map shows massive size of Calif. wildfires

A map compares the size of the wildfires ravaging California to 1,000 of the most populous cities in the U.S.


The wildfires in California, one of which is the most destructive and deadly in the state’s history, have killed 58 people so far in both northern and southern California and together cover an area of 230,000 acres, or 364 square miles.

To put into perspective how large the wildfires are, NBC News created an interactive map that compares the size of the fire to 1,000 of the most populous cities in the country.

For example, the wildfires have each destroyed an area larger than Washington D.C., and together are the size of Indianapolis.

View the map below. 

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